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What ho! My name is Tucker Hiatt. I am a physics teacher with 35 years of experience, and I am also the executive director of Wonderfest, the San Francisco Bay Area Beacon of Science. Welcome to Radical Physics. What’s radical — besides our location here in the Gamma Sector of the Milky Way — I’ll

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What ho! My name is Tucker Hiatt. I am a physics teacher with 35 years of experience, and I am also the executive director of Wonderfest, the San Francisco Bay Area Beacon of Science. Welcome to Radical Physics. What’s radical — besides our location here in the Gamma Sector of the Milky Way — I’ll

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What is Science? [Michael Shermer] Science is the best tool ever devised For understanding how the world works [Jacob Bronowski] Science is a very human form of knowledge We are always at the brink of the known [Carl Sagan] Science is a collaborative enterprise Spanning the generations We remember those who prepared the way Seeing

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Russell: When you are studying any matter or considering any philosophy, ask yourself only: “what are the facts, and what is the truth that the facts bear outa?” Sagan: Science is more than a body of knowledge; it’s a way of thinking. A way of skeptically interrogating the universe. If we are not able to

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[Magnus Magnusson] I’d like to start, if I may, with Professor Hawking How did the Universe start? With a ‘Big Bang’? [Stephen Hawking] We observe that distant galaxies are moving away from us They must have been closer together in the past It was the beginning of the Universe, and of time itself Anything that

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I`m not very good at singing songs but here’s a try If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch You must first invent the universe Space is filled with a network of wormholes You might emerge somewhere else in space Some when-else in time The sky calls to us If we do not

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For thousands of years, people have wondered about the Universe. Where did it all come from? The sky… Here we are together on this fragile little world, in orbit around the Sun. Spaceship Earth. The sky… The sky calls to us… 10 years ago, I began an experimental creative journey. A still more glorious dawn

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[Robert Winston] It’s amazing to consider that I’m holding in my hands The place where someone once felt, thought, and loved For centuries, scientists have been battling to understand What this unappealing object is all about [Vilayanur Ramachandran] Here is this mass of jelly you can hold in the palm of your hand And it

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[Bill Nye] We are at a time in history where we can change the world. What do we want to pass on to future generations? That we just stayed here on Earth, that we didn’t look out to find out where we come from and are we alone? No! We want to pass on this

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[Narrator] With every century Our eyes on the universe have been opened anew We are witness To the very brink of time and space [Robert Jastrow] We must ask ourselves We who are so proud of our accomplishments What is our place in the cosmic perspective of life? [Carl Sagan] The exploration of the cosmos

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