In the opening post for 2009 I had expressed my inability to post frequently because of a number of personal, professional and logistical reasons for some months this year, the posting frequency has been substantially less as compared to last year. Even though I had mentioned that I would not be around much, let me take this opportunity to apologize. However, the posting would be subdued for another month or so and then things should be back to normal.
A post having only an apology is lame, so I thought I would add to the post some of the coolest stuff I came across on the internet in the last two days.
Richard Feynman on the Arrow of Time.
These lectures were delivered at Cornell even tough by this time he had moved to Caltech. Don’t miss these lectures, I just love the way he teaches.
Richard Feyman on Gravitation.
I get absolutely delighted watching Feynman talk.
BBC Radio 4 – Carl Sagan: A Personal Voyage
In one previous post I talked about Carl Sagan. Sagan was a wonderful man, one of the men I consider to be my personal heroes. As a kid I saw COSMOS three times, and I still watch some parts of it whenever I get the time or whenever I feel like it. The start to the series is one of the most beautiful to any TV series. COSMOS though launched in 1980 is still widely viewed and has inspired a generation of young and talented kids to science.
I just came across a programme on the BBC Radio 4 on Carl Sagan put up a few days back. In this show Brian Cox talks about his hero – Carl Sagan. The show is very well done! The show starts with Brian Cox talking how COSMOS inspired him to take up Physics. the show is interspersed with Quotes, excerpts from the COSMOS series, interviews. And interestingly, I can tell which excerpts are from which part of COSMOS! :)
Click on the above image to Listen
However please note that the show is up only for a few days. So do hurry up to watch it. It is totally worth your one hour. I promise!
And apologies again for the much reduced posting frequency. I’ll be back soon enough.