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Neil Turok looks forward to living a quantum life

Neil Turok

An analogue Neil Turok dreams of a quantum life. (Courtesy: Perimeter Institute)

By Hamish Johnston

Years ago when I lived in Canada I used to love listening to a CBC radio programme called Ideas, which devotes one hour to the in-depth discussion of a concept, event or idea. Incredibly, there are five episodes a week and the show has been running for 47 years – and still hasn’t run out of ideas!

Recently, the programme’s host Paul Kennedy was at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario to chat with its director, the mathematical physicist Neil Turok.

Turok has just written a book called The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos, which is based on his series of Massey Lectures that form part of the Ideas schedule (if you are in the UK, think Reith Lectures).

You can watch Kennedy and Turok talk about the book here – and find out why he thinks we can look forward to living a quantum life.

And stay tuned for a review of The Universe Within in our upcoming Christmas books special.

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