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NOVA – Alien Planets Revealed; Journey of the Universe (2011)

I have listed a few of the better movies/shows which I have watched in the past month.

Nova – Alien Planets Revealed – Documentary about the discoveries of the Kepler Planet Hunter Telescope

Journey of the Universe (2011) – Grand overview and insights into all of science. Quote from synopsis:

Using his skills as a masterful storyteller, Swimme connects such big picture issues as the birth of the cosmos 14 billion years ago to the invisible frontiers of the human genome as well as to our current impact on Earths evolutionary dynamics. Through his engaging and thoughtful observations audiences everywhere will discover the profound role we play in this intricate web of life.

Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy – Kip S. Thorne

It has been a long time since I read a book on astrophysics and I am now interested in Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy, by Kip S. Thorne. I hope this book will be thought provoking and fun to read.

Our Mathematical Universe – Max Tegmark

Max Tegmark’s book, Our Mathematical Universe, takes a deep look at the physical world and shows readers the importance of math throughout the universe. An interesting book regardless of your own personal beliefs.

Cognitive Astrophysics: A View from Nowhere

Really cool lecture about the limits of human cognition.

Cognitive Astrophysics: A View from Nowhere

I was really amazed when I found out that tree leaves are, in effect, pinhole cameras. See here: Tree Leaves as “Pinhole Cameras” During a Solar Eclipse

The Road to Reality – Roger Penrose

The Road to Reality, by Roger Penrose, despite being a weighty book, provides a full summary of the mathematics and physics of the modern era. The book should provide an enjoyable read for those adept in mathematics and physics.

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