February 1, 2008

Prof. Carrey discusses the Ekpyrotic Universe

Remember that bit that Jim Carrey did about stochastic phase switching of electrons in penning traps on Conan O'Brien's show last year? No? Well then watch it here. I'll wait.

Done? Good. Well, somehow, Zosia (having recently awoken from her internet hibernation) has found a similar segment from that show, far predating last year's, featuring Carrey and little-known physicist Stephen Hawking. (It is a few minutes into the clip, btw.) The subject is less obscure (I'm always overhearing people discussing brane cosmology) but it is every bit as good. The Finnish subtitles are pretty hilarious too. In fact, I'll go one step further and say that Fins are hilarious.


Zosia A. C. Krusberg said...

did i mention the guy whose paper was discussed in that penning trap paper gave a colloquium here last fall? he of course opened with the video clip, hilarious stuff.