Bringing Astrophysics to Life Through Art with Kip Thorne and Lia Halloran
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Please join my mailing list here 👉 to win a meteorite 💥 What do you get when you combine the minds of a Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist and an outstanding artist?  The Warped Side of Our Universe by Kip Thorne and Lia Halloran! A remarkable book that explores Thorne's astrophysical discoveries through poetic verse and otherworldly paintings.  Today, Kip and Lia will guide us through the process of creating their wonderful book. Tune in!  Kip Thorne is a theoretical physicist known for his contributions to gravitational physics and astrophysics. In 2017, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics along with Rainer Weiss and Barry Barish for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.  Lia Halloran is an award-winning painter and photographer. She received her BFA at UCLA and her MFA in Painting in Printmaking at Yale. She serves as Associate Professor of Art and Director of the Painting and Drawing Department at Chapman University in Orange, CA.  Key Takeaways: 00:00:00 Judging a book by its cover 00:04:46 What would Stephen Hawking make of the LIGO detector?  00:08:04 The color choices in the book  00:11:55 The origin story of their collaboration  00:21:33 The two cultures and the scientific revolution 00:33:16 Teaching arts and physics 00:44:42 Fermilab and the intersection of arts and science 00:51:10 Is the Big Bang too good to be true? 00:59:45 The criticisms of LIGO 01:08:16 What motivates Kip and Lia? 01:14:41 Kip’s bet with Stephen Hawking  01:15:54 Can human beings be replaced? 01:21:28 Kip’s book Gravitation  01:25:20 The most magical human invention  01:29:14 What were Kip and Lia wrong about? 01:34:05 Advice for their younger selves 01:37:26 Outro — Additional resources: 📚 The Warped Side of Our Universe by Kip and Lia:  📝 Get one month of Snipd Premium for free with this link: Snipd lets you take Smart Notes 🧠 with AI 💡 — it’s my favorite podcast player 😀 ! 📢 Ownership of your health starts with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 and 5 FREE AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase 👉 ➡️ Follow me on your fav platforms: ✖️ Twitter:  🔔 YouTube:  📝 Join my mailing list:  ✍️ Check out my blog:  🎙️ Follow my podcast: Into the Impossible with Brian Keating is a podcast dedicated to all those who want to explore the universe within and beyond the known. Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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