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Gravity is cool, or, Why our universe is hospitable to life

Author: Freeman J Dyson; University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics.
Publisher: 2000.
Series: J. Robert Oppenheimer lecture, 2000.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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Prof. Freeman J. Dyson, Professor Emeritus, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, discusses the two faces of the universe, the violent and the quiet. He argues that gravity "is the ordering principle that holds our earth together as a stage for us to walk on, and ... is the ultimate reservoir of energy that can smash our world to pieces."
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Freeman J Dyson; University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics.
OCLC Number: 44107677
Event notes: Recorded at a colloquium held on March 9, 2000, sponsored by the Dept. of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.
Description: 1 videocassette : sd., color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: J. Robert Oppenheimer lecture, 2000.
Other Titles: Gravity is cool
Why our universe is hospitable to life
Why the universe is hospitable to life
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Prof. Freeman J. Dyson, Professor Emeritus, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, discusses the two faces of the universe, the violent and the quiet. He argues that gravity "is the ordering principle that holds our earth together as a stage for us to walk on, and ... is the ultimate reservoir of energy that can smash our world to pieces."

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