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2021-05-25: What If (Tiny) Black Holes Are Everywhere?

  • 02:28: The distribution of particle energies should follow a blackbody spectrum, as though the black hole has a real temperature.

2021-01-12: What Happens During a Quantum Jump?

  • 01:22: ... explain the colors of light produced by a heated object - the so-called blackbody spectrum - by assuming that light is made up of irreducible packets of energy ...

2018-06-20: The Black Hole Information Paradox

  • 03:13: According to Hawking's calculation, those particles should come out with energies that follow the black-body spectrum.

2018-05-02: The Star at the End of Time

  • 05:23: The black-body spectrum of a hot object emits relatively more photons at short energetic wavelengths than a cooler object.
  • 05:46: First, they shine white as their black-body spectrum spans the visible range, just like our Sun.

2016-06-22: Planck's Constant and The Origin of Quantum Mechanics

  • 04:43: The resulting blackbody spectrum looks like a lopsided bell curve.
  • 04:54: The key to unlocking the mystery lay in finding a mathematical description for the blackbody spectrum.
  • 05:36: The resulting Rayleigh-Jeans law described the blackbody spectrum perfectly.
  • 07:09: ... searching for a new mathematical approach to deriving the blackbody spectrum, he needed some sort of math trick to count the supposedly infinite ...
  • 08:11: Planck's new equation described the shape of the blackbody spectrum exactly, across all frequencies of light.
  • 08:59: ... given a mathematical form for the blackbody spectrum, it was possible to do this just by varying the constant until the Planck ...
  • 10:38: ... defining the shape of the blackbody spectrum, the Planck constant can be read in the color of the sun and the stars, ...
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