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Stopping Light / Amir Aczel, "the Mystery of the Aleph"
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Stopping Light / Amir Aczel, "the Mystery of the Aleph"

Stopping Light / Amir Aczel, "the Mystery of the Aleph"

Stopping Light / Amir Aczel, "the Mystery of the Aleph"
Only Available in Archive Formats.

Guests: Seth Lloyd Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts Amir Aczel Author, The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity (Four Walls Eight Windows, 2000) Professor, Mathematics, Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts Two groups of scientists just announced that they've slowed beams of light down to next-to-nothing ...held inside a super-cooled gas, then released on command. In this hour, we'll look at this photon freeze-frame, and the new technologies it may make possible. Plus, a conversation with author Amir Aczel about math, the Kabbalah, and the quest for infinity.

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