Topic: "Anticipating a New Golden Age" (Video)
ABSTRACT: Fundamental physics is poised to take a great leap forward in coming years. An extraordinary instrument - the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC - will enable us to see whether some gorgeous ideas about the ultimate laws of physics correctly describe reality. Nature has given us hints: Is she teaching, or teasing? In a multimedia presentation including rap video, spectacular images, some amazing ideas, and a few jokes, I'll demonstrate why this is an especially exciting time to be a physicist - or a curious person.