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Oct 12, 2018

Today’s program was originally to be about string theory and the teaching of physics in the United States. Instead, a well-known physicist and newly-elected American Physical Society vice president, leads us from string theory to how America stands in the study of physics worldwide, and then into American racial problems.

Guest: S. James Gates Jr., an American theoretical physicist and Ford Foundation professor of physics and affiliate professor of mathematics at Brown University.


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