Videos and Interviews


Galaxy rotation curves: missing matter, or missing physics?, Cosmology and the Future of Spacetime conference, June 23, 2017

Science and the Big Picture: Do Any Mysteries Remain? Review of Sean Carroll’s The Big Picture, Los Angelas Review of Books, Sep 23, 2016

Ten steps to make Canada a leader in science, Macleans, November 25,  2015

Imagination and Possibility, A Conversation with Lee Smolin, Jaron Lanier & Madhur Anand, SPUR Festival, Guelph, Nov. 13, 2015

On being Canadian annual invited lecture, Guelph, Ontario, Nov. 5 and 8, 2013 

“The theatre of the infinite”, Art Practica, Oct 2015

“How Time got its arrow”, NPR blog post,  July 15 2015

Debate on the nature of time, World Science Festival, New York City, May 31, 2015

Discussion on the end of the universe, World Science Festival, New York City, May 30, 2015

Infinity, Tarragon Theatre Lecture Series, April 11, 2015

”String Theory and the Scientific Method. Review of a book by Richard Dawid.”, in the American Journal of Physics, 2014.

“Mind and time” (with Adina Roskies) and “Time before the big bang” (with Paul Steinhardt) SciFoo, The Googleplex, Mountain View, CA, June 23, 2013

“The Culture of Science Divided Against Itself”, Brick Magazine, Issue 88, 2012

How Science Works. September 5, 2011


Time Reborn, from 2013

SETI Institute colloquium, On the reality of time and the evolution of laws,  June 24, 2013

Toronto Public Library, video of public dialogue with Robert J.  Sawyer, April 29, 2013

Quirks and quarks  interview on CBC radio  April 20, 2013

(for the whole program listen to this link)

CBC All in a Day with Allan Neal  April 30 2013

Big Think interview, on economics April 23, 2013.

Outside the Box: Economist video podcast, May 28, 2013

Royal Society for the Arts, panel on Time Reborn, May 21, 2013

with  Lee Smolin A C Grayling, philosopher, Master of New College of the Humanities, London;

Dr Gillian Tett, author, and assistant editor, Financial Times.

Chair: Bronwen Maddox, editor and chief executive, Prospect Magazine

Guardian Weekly Science podcast, June 10, 2013

Video of April 3, 2013, PI public lecture, Time Reborn

Institute  of Physics, London, talk, May 23, 2013, excerpt

Nature interview with Thea Cunningham, April 23, 2013.

Audio podcast

Big Think: There is no scientific method

The Faith Middleton Show, NPR, April 29 2013


The Trouble with Physics, from 2006

The Trouble with Physics, Sep 29, 2006

Television programs

Hardtalk interview, BBC 2006

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman

Hawking’s Universe, The Agenda with Steve Paklin

BBC: Horizon: What Happened Before the Big Bang

Public debates

2011 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Theory of Everything

Discussion on Time with Peter Hatch and Sheila Heti: Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, December 1 2011

TED Talk 2003

On Science and Democracy

Lectures given at Perimeter Institute

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The intersection of the Arts and Science

Discussion with Roberto Mangabeira Unger on evolving laws

Conversation with Brian Arthur on the nature of technology

Does Time Emerge from Timeless Laws, or do Laws of Nature Emerge in Time?

The universe as a process of unique events

On the reality of time and the evolution of laws

How to Make Testable Multiverse Theories

A real ensemble interpretation of quantum mechanics

The principle of relative locality

April 3, 2013, PI public lecture, Time Reborn

Positive Energy in Quantum Gravity

Dynamics of the cosmological constant and Newton’s constant

Quantum mechanics and the principle of maximal variety

Fundamental Time with Laurent Freidel and Joao Magueijo

Cosmological Natural Selection

Shape dynamics in terms of connection variables