Physics Reference Table : Questions for Physics Nobel Prize Winner Frank Wilczek

Physics Reference Table : Questions for Physics Nobel Prize Winner Frank Wilczek

Physics Reference Table : Questions for Physics Nobel Prize Winner Frank Wilczek

1) where is now the border between math and physics, given that string theory offers a huge number of possible universes instead of just one?

2) did string theory or QCD succeed in explaining the quark confinement?

3) what does the modern high energy and condensed matter physics have to offer in terms of methods of scientific research to other disciplines?

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics. He actually received the award one year later “for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.”

“For quantum electrodynamics, there are easy to understand classical equivalent force laws. Similarly, for quantum gravity there’s easy to understand equivalent classical Force laws : “How does this differ for the strong force and the weak force?”

For quantum *chromodynamics*, what does the classical version of the force law look like?”

“Gluons are massless particles that interact with both quarks and themselves.

Light is a massless particle. What would electricity and magnetism look like if light interacted with itself?”

“For quantum chromodynamics is there any hope left for analytical methods, or is simulation and the computational approach the only game left in town?”

Shedding Light on Dark Matter

String Theory & the Cosmos

What unsolved problem do you wish to see finished?

The hypothesis of designing an AI able to “think” seems inevitable to occur at some point

Humans are proof that the complexity of the mind is an emergent property of matter

The real question is not whether computers can beat humans at chess

Will they ever be able to create the game of chess?

Dr. Wilczek thinks that it will be possible to design “creative” computers and there already hints of that

Dr. Wilczek describes his personal operating system as “Think, Play, Repeat”

What allowed Dr. Wilczek to Be So Prolific

He loves learning new things, so what he does, doesn’t feel like “work”

He allows himself to follow his curiosity and learn about other fields as an amateur

When he finds intersections between his work and his other interests he is able to dive deeper and draw connections

No amount of thinking about what is can lead to a logical inference about what ought to be, or how we ought to behave” Dr. Wilczek

Science can’t help us decide what’s good and what’s bad

For a long time, people have thought about these issues and their wisdom is often contained in religions

Physics Reference Table : Questions for a Nobel Prize Winner