FacebookTwitterYoutubeInstagramGoogle Plus

Big Ideas
Steven Weinberg: On The Shoulders Of Giants

Each generation benefits from the insights and discoveries of those who came before. “If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants,” wrote Isaac Newton. In a new annual series, World Science Festival audiences are invited to stand on the shoulders of modern-day giants. For this year’s inaugural address, “The Future of Big Science,” Nobel laureate and physicist Steven Weinberg considers the future of fundamental physics, especially as funding for basic research is reduced. Weinberg will explore physics’ small origins, starting with the discovery of the atomic nucleus 100 years ago by a single scientist, and moving to the present-day, when collaborations involve hundreds of researchers and billions of dollars. What has motivated this growth spurt? What results has it yielded? And what would we stand to lose if Big Science were to suffer? Weinberg, one of the most revered voices in science, offers a distinguished vantage point for this crucial discussion.Learn More

View Additional Video Information

Big Ideas
Steven Weinberg: On The Shoulders Of Giants

Each generation benefits from the insights and discoveries of those who came before. “If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants,” wrote Isaac Newton. In a new annual series, World Science Festival audiences are invited to stand on the shoulders of modern-day giants. For this year’s inaugural address, “The Future of Big Science,” Nobel laureate and physicist Steven Weinberg considers the future of fundamental physics, especially as funding for basic research is reduced. Weinberg will explore physics’ small origins, starting with the discovery of the atomic nucleus 100 years ago by a single scientist, and moving to the present-day, when collaborations involve hundreds of researchers and billions of dollars. What has motivated this growth spurt? What results has it yielded? And what would we stand to lose if Big Science were to suffer? Weinberg, one of the most revered voices in science, offers a distinguished vantage point for this crucial discussion.Learn More

View Additional Video Information

Up Next

01:27:46
01:25:38
879,157 views |
2,034,737 views | 01:29:37
56,999 views | 01:24:01
01:12:02
832,945 views | 01:29:11
732,718 views | 0122:24
58,551 views | 00:32:32
998,474 views | 1:11:33
00:35:03
01:11:03
01:11:53
3,091,312 views | 01:24:38
1,564,402 views | 01:27:24
01:20:43
1,074,831 views | 1:17:46
1,069,200 views | 1:00:10
00:58:06
00:52:42
00:48:20
83,780 views | 00:57:28
00:57:18
381,838 views | 01:00:35
00:51:17
878,879 views | 01:02:39
73,885 views | 00:41:54
853,259 views | 00:59:56
01:02:05
01:17:53
01:06:47
3,582,929 views | 01:39:21
571,754 views | 01:06:44
60,416 views | 01:07:13
87,746 views | 01:33:49
4,537,516 views | 1:32:48
00:58:53
511,959 views | 01:02:40
01:02:01
00:59:50
86,158 views | 01:03:48
01:00:35
54,868 views | 00:59:31
480,572 views | 01:17:01
121,139 views | 00:57:13
53,286 views | 01:34:35
359,913 views | 01:33:30
317,538 views | 01:24:26
179,631 views | 01:38:53
845,852 views | 01:27:13
806,137 views | 01:25:32
139,176 views | 01:39:51
267,177 views | 01:23:44
148,297 views | 01:02:32
185,859 views | 01:19:33
125,752 views | 01:21:33
643,880 views | 01:22:23
688,304 views | 01:22:11
290,219 views | 01:23:39
01:13:31
2,225,538 views | 01:33:30
290,642 views | 01:23:57
3,536,340 views | 01:38:44
1,051,446 views | 01:23:57
797,237 views | 01:27:52
445,923 views | 01:28:48
01:24:33
738,307 views | 01:26:02
01:03:39
2,561,057 views | 01:22:35
01:08:08
383,559 views | 01:30:42
90,335 views | 01:31:59
99,038 views | 01:24:28
342,568 views | 01:35:31
475,195 views | 01:30:32
506,763 views | 01:28:02
894,783 views | 01:44:14
745,326 views | 01:16:48
2,143,028 views | 01:30:10
1,474,998 views | 01:33:00
60,596 views | 01:41:19
293,998 views | 01:35:29
01:32:13
146,593 views | 01:25:28
01:18:33
881,606 views | 01:25:19
1,738,468 views | 01:43:58
489,542 views | 01:36:21
01:25:35
166,141 views | 01:46:12
205,793 views | 01:02:50
139,791 views | 01:17:21
3,718,581 views | 01:30:56
01:07:48
01:30:23
01:30:01
01:25:42
01:27:38
224,754 views | 01:25:57
01:32:11
01:27:47
01:32:53
01:08:05
01:01:50
122,064 views | 01:02:03
154,990 views | 00:48:49
00:55:43

Playlists