#028 – Sabine Hossenfelder – How Politics And Beauty Leads Physics Astray

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Sabine Hossenfelder is a blogger and Theoretical Physicist who researches quantum gravity, she is also a Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies.

We often think of Physicists as being the smartest minds on the planet, bastions of cognitive perfection who are immune to the dogma & ideological biases of common humans.

Today we learn that may not be the case. Expect to discover just how physicists’ obsessions with “beautiful theories” may be holding the human race back from making it’s next major leap forward, along with a fantastic background to just what how the landscape of theoretical physics looks right now.

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