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Robert Laughlin

Biography:

Robert Betts Laughlin is a professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University who, together with Horst L. St�rmer and Daniel C. Tsui, was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in physics for his explanation of the fractional quantum Hall effect.He earned a B.A. in Mathematics from UC Berkeley and his Ph.D. in physics at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the period of 2004-2006 he served as the president of KAIST in Daejeon, South Korea. Laughlin shares similar views to George Chapline, doubting the existence of black holes.

Past Shows:

Near Death Research

Founder of the Near Death Experience Research Foundation, Dr. Jeffrey Long MD shared research about NDEs, culled from over 1,600 cases. NDEs are lucid experiences that a person undergoes while unconscious or clinically dead that cannot be medically explained. While each NDE is unique, there is a remarkable amount of similarity and order to the experience, even among people from non-Western cultures, he reported. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Secrets, Physics, & UFOs

Appearing during the first half of the show, Nobel laureate and Physics Professor Robert B. Laughlin discussed the impact of knowledge increasingly being sequestering from the public. While a certain amount of information is kept secret for legitimate military or security purposes (such as how to build an atomic bomb), more and more knowledge is being restricted for economic reasons, he explained. Many companies consider ideas to be their intellectual property. Laughlin also touched on developments in cloning and weaponry, and expressed his doubts that black holes actually exist. The equations for black holes don't make sense, and it's not a science until you actually go out and measure it, he said.Researcher Richard Dolan spoke about UFO cases in the second-half of the program. His forthcoming book looks at some 200 well-documented military encounters with UFOs in the 1970s and 80s. He described one incident that took place at a Peru air base in May, 1980 over a two-da ... More »

Host: George Noory

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