Black Holes, Cosmology, and the Limits of SciencewithBernard Carr

Books Mentioned In This Interview

joseph silk et al the philosophy of cosmology albert einstein relativity: the special and general theory nicolaus copernicus on the revolutions of the heavenly spheres stephen maran galileo's new universe august comte positive philosophy immanuel kant universal natural history and theory of heaven robert smith the expanding universe edwin hubble the realm of the nebulae naomi pasachoff ernest rutherford: father of nuclear science peter watkins story of the w and z jim baggott higgs: the invention and discovery of the 'god particle' ruth durrer the cosmic microwave background berger the big bang and georges lemaître stephen hawking a brief history of time steven weinberg dreams of a final theory peter byrne the many worlds of hugh everett chris impey einstein's monsters: the life and times of black holes john archibald wheeler geons, black holes & quantum foam rhine the reach of the mind stephen hawking the universe in a nutshell ' hooft under the spell of the gauge principle

Bernard Carr, PhD, is emeritus professor of mathematics and astronomy at Queen Mary University of London. He is coauthor of the book Quantum Black Holes and he is also editor of the anthology Universe or Multiverse? He is a past-president of the Society for Psychical Research and is also currently president of the Scientific and Medical Network.

Here he maintains that science is continually evolving. He draws upon examples from cosmology and black holes to make this point. He also reflects on his relationship with Stephen Hawking who was his faculty advisor and mentor. He suggests that science will not be complete until it can incorporate both mind and spirit.

(Recorded on August 20, 2020)

Published on September 21, 2020


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