The ancestor of language - After speaking at TED2007 on elegance in physics, the amazing Murray Gell-Mann gives a quick overview of another passionate interest: finding the common ancestry of our modern languages.
MURRAY GELL-MANN (1929– ) won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1969 for “his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions.” Gell-Mann was a postdoctoral research associate in 1951 and a visiting research professor from 1952-1953.
So the old Copenhagen interpretation needs to be generalized needs to be replaced by something that can be used for the whole universe and can be used also in cases where there is plenty of individuality and history. - Murray Gell Mann http://ift.tt/292Izd3 #Murray Gell Mann
http://www.ted.com Armed with a sense of humor and laypeople's terms, Nobel winner Murray Gell-Mann drops some knowledge on TEDsters about particle physics, asking questions like, Are elegant equations more likely to be right than inelegant ones? TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, wh...
Murray Gell-Mann brings visibility to a crucial aspect of our existence that we can't actually see: elemental particles. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics for introducing quarks, one of two fundamental ingredients for all matter in the universe.