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The fundamental nature of the universe: Allan Adams at TED2014

The fundamental nature of the universe: Allan Adams at TED2014

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Allan Adams “became a physicist to understand how the world works at its most fundamental level.” Adams, a professor of theoretical physics at MIT, points out that the things we’ve learned so far are pretty incredible: We know the universe began just 13.8 billion years ago, and have a pretty good idea how it’s going []

A new push for fusion power: Michel Laberge at TED2014

A new push for fusion power: Michel Laberge at TED2014

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“The whole planet needs a lot of energy,” begins Michel Laberge, in an understatement. So far, he says, we’ve been running on fossil fuels, and it’s been difficult to find something as cost-effective to replace them. Laberge is a fan of nuclear power, which he thinks is the best solution to that problem in the []

Op-Ed: The still-tolerated gender bias in science

Op-Ed: The still-tolerated gender bias in science

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I just might have the best job in the world. As a particle physicist and professor at Yale, I am a happy cog on the wheel of humanity, trying to understand the universe. I collaborate with brilliant people, young and old, from all over the globe. But while I love my job, the truth is []