A conversation with: Lisa Randall, Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science, Harvard University
Ira Flatow, Science Friday, NPR
Compass Summit, a forum for true interaction and exchange, examines some of today's most pressing problems through the lens of global citizenship, recognizing that human ingenuity is an unlimited resource. Guided by NPR's Ira Flatow, an intimate group of some of the world's best thinkers and doers convened along the rugged Palos Verdes coastline on Oct 23-26, 2011 at Terranea Resort to engage in meaningful conversation, ask questions, and challenge ideas -- we invite you to join in the conversation.
Lisa Randall is an American theoretical physicist and a leading expert on particle physics and cosmology. She works on several of the competing models of string theory. Her best known contribution to the field is the Randall–Sundrum model, first published in 1999 with Raman Sundrum. However, the Large Hadron Collider has failed to provide any evidence to substantiate the validity of this theory. She was the first tenured woman in the Princeton University physics department and the first tenured female theoretical physicist at both MIT and Harvard University. She has also written two popular science books and the libretto of an opera.
Are politicians more comfortable discussing religion than science? Harvard physicist Lisa Randall discusses the role that scientists play in public discourse, stressing the importance of their participation.
We are surrounded by Duality.
A central concept of Quantum Theory is wave–particle duality.
The Universe as whole is Two - Measured World:
one Reference Frame is the Matter World
and another Reference Frame is the Vacuum World.
It is possible to say that we are surrounded by Double Universe.
Our brain works on dualistic basis:
usually as a logical consciousness and
rarely as an unconsciousness.
It means the interaction between billions and billions neurons
can be in two states:
a) In the state of consciousness ( C)
b)or in the state of unconsciousness ( U).
The question is:
How can the information ( or quantum of information ) transfer
( or be transferred) from the state C to the state U and vice versa ?
Isn’t this question similar to the puzzle of quantum tunneling ?
The elementary particles, the Universe, the brain –
all they have dualistic basis.
And until now the dualistic phenomena has no solution.
"... indeed an understanding of psi phenomena and of
consciousness must provide the basis of an improved
understanding of quantum mechanics."
/ Evan Walker /
‘ The old philosophical question:
Does only the brain create Consciousness ?
Some scientists are not sure .’
/ Book ‘The Holographic Universe.’ by Michael Talbot. /
Daniel Shechtman who won the 2011 Nobel Prize
in chemistry for quasi crystals, having spent much of his
career being vilified and exiled as a crank
“I was thrown out of my research group.
They said I brought shame on them with what I was saying.”
Israel Sadovnik Socratus.