The Goals of Physics / Science Gifts


Guests:

David Pines
* Co-Director, Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter
* Research Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Chapaign Physics Department
* Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory's Neutron Science Center Division
* Los Alamos, New Mexico

Leon Lederman
* 1988 Nobel Laureate, Physics
* Pritzker Professor of Science, Illinois Institute of Technology
* Resident Scholar at the Illinois Math and Science Academy
* Director Emeritus, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
* Batavia, Illinois

Chris Quigg
* Senior Scientist, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
* Batavia, Illinois

David Pogue
* State of the Art Columnist
* The New York Times
* New York, New York

Can all of the questions of physics be solved by understanding quarks, leptons, and other tiny particles? Will a 'theory of everything' really solve everything? Or are there somethings that that kind of physics won't be able to explain? In this hour, we'll take a look at different approaches to physics. Plus, we'll hear about the latest in science gifts, gadgets, and toys for the holidays.

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