Getting in touch with your favorite physicist

Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by curiousminds, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. curiousminds Registered Member

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    Famous physicists can be hard to reach. If you could sit down with any living physicist right now and could ask them only one question who would it be and what would you ask?

    A friend of mine recently asked physicist Lawrence Krauss " In a Google years when all matter has radiated away in our universe what will be the observer that brings Quantum fluctuations into existence." Professor Krauss shared his answer (which you can listen to for free here) - http://m.askers.co/landing/message/1376?1484764214584
     
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  3. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Your friend appears to be an expert at begging the question.
     
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  5. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    I have E-Mailed and received replies back from Kip Thorne, Michio Kaku, Mitch Begalman, and at least three or four other astronomers and cosmologists over the last couple of years....
     
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  7. Ultron Registered Senior Member

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    From time to time Im contacting scientists regarding specific data or experiments which are not completely public and I must say all have replied to my mails. So generaly I do have quite positive experience, but these people are not some famous science popstars, just normal scientists.

    My all time physics idols are Newton, Feynman and Bell, but unfortunately I cant contact them

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  8. Dinosaur Rational Skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    The importance of an intelligence observer is an erroneous concept due to some tech. writer misunderstanding remarks made to him by a physicist.

    Bohr (& I believe most other knowledgeable physicists) merely claim that various quantum level entities do not have certain properties until there is some interaction between the quantum level & the classical level of reality. The interaction need not involve an intelligent observer.
     
  9. Dinosaur Rational Skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    BTW: The Many Worlds view of Quantum reality seems silly. I do not think the common view of this interpretation was what Everett had in mind when he described his this view.

    Its advocates seem to be seduced by the fact that it is the simplest to understand. I do not think they consider the implications of this view, which assumes a new universe corresponding to each possible out come of a quantum level event/process.

    Note that in a small volume of space there can be millions or billions of quantum level events/processes, with each possible out come spawning a new universe. Then each new universe spawns million/billions of new universes in the next second.
     
  10. RJBeery Natural Philosopher Valued Senior Member

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    I would like to ask Einstein to rigorously define "local"...
     
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  11. dethfire Registered Member

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  12. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    My favourite physicists are all dead. If I could ask a question of any living physicist it wouldn't be about physics.
     
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  13. curiousminds Registered Member

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    How long did they usually take to respond?
     
  14. river

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    Anthony L. Peratt . PH.D Life Fellow, IEEE.

    Member , Los Alamos National Laboratory , Associate Direcotorate for Experiments and Simulations . 1999-2003.

    PLASMA COSMOLOGY
     
  15. danshawen Valued Senior Member

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    I have known and discussed physics with a lot of great physicists, a select few of them here.
     
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