21 hours ago
I've been a fan of physicist Professor Brian Cox ever since my friend Hammad recommended his podcast 'The Infinite Money Cage' several years ago. This lecture combined stunning visuals, simulations, humor and a passion for the subject to give an extremely brief introduction to cosmology and put our place in the vast universe into perspective. There were mentions of my favorite scientist Richard Feynman, which led me to describe how cool he was to the young woman I had sold my extra ticket to and I promised I'd send her a copy of his biography. If you haven't read 'Surely you're joking Mr. Feynman', I highly recommend it.
In a time when so many people, especially in first world countries, straight up deny scientific facts, to see a theater full of a wide variety of people (including Billy Bob Thornton 😁), who drove to Hollywood on a Friday evening (LA folks know how painful that is) to attend a physics lecture is reason to remain optimistic.
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