Topics Discussed: Will we ever venture outside our solar system?, When will the first human step foot on Mars?, Are we alone in the universe?, Most beautiful idea in physics, Can the mind be digitized?, Does the possibility of superintelligence excite you?, Role of dreaming in creativity and mathematical thinking, Existential threats, Basic particles underlying our universe, What is supersymmetry?, Adinkra symbols, String theory, Proving Einstein right and experimental validation of general relativity, Richard Feynman, Barack Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Exciting problems in physics that are just within our reach, Mortality.
Jim Gates is an American theoretical physicist who works on supersymmetry, supergravity, and superstring theory. He currently holds the Clark Leadership Chair in Science with the physics department at the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. He is also affiliated with the University Maryland's School of Public Policy. He served on former President Barack Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.