Movie Night With a Physicist

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Domain of Science : Lots of comments about Interstellar: They travel through a wormhole not a black hole. My response: They are the same thing. What!? Yeah. In the model of wormholes that I'm familiar with, the mouth at each end of the wormhole is a black hole. This was why I was using the two terms interchangeably. Here is a nice description: But perhaps Christopher Nolan was not thinking about a wormhole with black holes at either end, but another kind of 'gentler' wormhole. In that case, yeah it makes sense that you can see a projection of the stars and galaxies from the other side of wormhole on the face of this side. That's cool.

Anna K : I feel so stupid compared to this man.... here he is, with his big brain full of knowledge, and here I am totally distracted by his good looks and wonderful voice.

Luis Jacob : "physics is so basic..." 20:16 tells the guy with a PHD...

Kylar Stern : I love the look on his face after "Several minutes of Hypothesizing" Lmao

cheezemonkeyeater : "Exploding it with a giant nuclear bomb is not the best idea." But it's the only thing Michael Bay is good at.

Domain of Science : Also Vega is 25 light years away, not the other side of the galaxy. I did an astrophysics fail! But I didn't know what clips I was going to be shown beforehand so I was winging it. Unfortunately a few little errors crept in which I won't forget in a hurry.

Eric Taylor : 10:30 Keep in mind this movie was made in 1968. The hats were for their hair because they were at zero G.

Pixie Panda Plush : The problem isn't bad physics in films; the problem is people believing in this bad physics.

EmiRose : This man is insanely attractive. I didn't think I had a "type," but I suppose I do now, haha! It's too bad I don't know any physicists... Oh well ^_^ Subscribed xD It would be heaven just to sit with a guy of a similar temperament and listen to him talk about physics and theories and other similar things - learning and discussing along the way. If he could/would be willing to talk philosophy, theology, and psychology (etc), that would be even more wonderful. If he was somewhat creative, could be whimsical and sarcastic, could read and give honest feedback on whatever I write, and if he would entertain all of my "what if" questions and random thoughts seriously/imaginatively (no matter how nonsensical) then I'd have found the perfect man x'D But alas.

John Manalo : 6:06 When you change your profession from Paleontologist to rocket scientist because you almost got eaten by a dinosaur 8 times.

theoriginal639 : he has a flux capacitor right below his nose.

Machine Geek : I don't really understand how people can get math and not physics, particularly in school. Physics is just math applied to relationships that determine the way the physical world works. Simple physics is no harder then multiplication and division when you plug a couple numbers in. I never did well in math but I was pretty good at physics, still can't do a lot of calculation in my head, but I can understand these relationships. The thing I always felt was missing from mathematics education is a legitimate application, which makes it hard for rebelling teens to focus on learning it.

Corentin Thibaudeau : You are hot. I love your accent. I would love for you to react to Stargate lol

niac 1234 : I am unbelievably attracted to this man.

Thapelo Mokoto : 15:55 Also if the projectile is able to knock someone that far back, then the person who shot it should have went flying.


I'm right you're wrong : The math one got me, usually there's a lot more crying.

Angela M : Well damn. I'm not usually attracted to guys, but he got my attention. Smart and cute :)

Xiaoke Ding : 10:25 "...That will keep your brain in when you explode..." LOL

Kim : Gravity is one of those very few movies that pissed me off enough to make me turn it off. Butter fingers McGee the movie

lexiconlover : Sorry dude, even when I was a little kid watching this, it was clear to me that the droplet of water was bogus and just an excuse to touch that woman. I thought you knew that.

Ilavenya : Worm holes were actually invented by Kip Thorne when he corrected Carl Sagan's book "Contact". Sagan had sent Kip the book to ask for his professional opinion and before Kip came up with worm holes, he had something else in there that didn't cut it. So that's how that happened :D

Sydney Marsden : This was the 1st video of yours I've seen, but this is by far the BEST way I've ever learned about physics! Definetly subscribing!

Daniel Nunya Bidnezz : Mission to mars... he froze; not desicated, frozen.

Pasu suel : problem with 'folding space' is that that would require another dimension, since space is not a 2 dimensional piece of paper. our 3d space would have to be folded in some sort of 4th/5th dimension. but ... there are only 3 dimensions and change/time. before we start talking about 4th and 5th dimensions, we should first be able to see these 1d and 2d worlds. we are in the 3d dimension. we should be able to detect 1d and 2d worlds without a problem if they exist. but we dont see them anywhere. what makes people think these higher dimensions even exist? 1d, 2d, 4d and so on are simply mathematical ways to calculate numbers. that doesnt mean there are 4th dimensional worlds, in which we would take up some 3d space. thats the science of hollywood and mathematicians that want attention. sorry to say, folks, there will never be a wormhole that folds space. things very far away, will simply be far away. maybe we can compress space, bend it, but thats not even close to wormholes folding space. (and by compressing and bending i mean the time compression that happens with high speeds or the bending from high gravity. making it so that going in a straight line might not be shorter than going a 'bend' line).

jsmall10671 : The Good Will Hunting one was silly. The point is that Will is a super-genius and can solve these faster than his mentor.

Ramiro : 8:30 that's actually supposed to be a wormhole, not a black hole.

FuckYouGooglePlus : If physics and Jeff Goldblum doesn't match up, then physics needs to change.

faiz abbas : I feel like Micheal bay movies is like poison to him

Svinja : His face makes my head explode ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

mmc : This dude is ok.

Nessie Andrew : I love noticing things like this in the movies, but I wish I was as smar as this guy right 'ere.

John Carvalho : 2001 is just as boring as Shakespeare's plays or Beethoven's music. When you see art as only entertainment, things do get boring. But to each its own, it's a great thing there's not only frugal pop entertainment but also masterpieces that are going to be forever marked in history such as those.

Kim Gyu : he is cute and smart

Gersh Botvinnik : This guy reminds me of pasta with white sauce. I don't know why

Merrida100 : Please, please, please do more of these reaction videos to movies! Very enjoyable to watch.

Sasha Carter : What that folding paper wormhole example gets wrong: Space is continuous. It is deformable, but not tearable. A more accurate example would be: Take a rubber sheet. Draw two dots on it. Now pinch between those dots and twist. This is a more accurate example of the maths behind wormholes. You will notice that to bring the dots closer together, you need to twist a LOT and pinch closer to one dot than the other. The thing that does this 'twisting' in reality is a spinning mass. typically a black hole. To create a 'useful' wormhole would mean creating a black hole ~approximately~ near the center point between your origin and your destination and make it REALLY BIG AND REALLY SPINNY. Think, bigger than the mass of whole galaxies, and spinning with a surface speed close to the speed of light. not really feasible. Nor as simple as punching a hole through a piece of paper.

wallace asheri : its fun and Cool to hear + watch it... i think we need scientist in movie making industry.

Tom Heafner : Armageddon - the theory is still probably crap...but the idea was to split it into 2 pieces that would miss earth on either side. It wasn't to just blow up the asteroid.

Ilavenya : Oh, one more thing, the wom hole in Interstellar is accurate, because it's a computer simulation designed by Kip Thorne and they even published papers about new things they learned from that. The "reflections" are actually the other side of the worm hole and everything you see is based on ray tracing in the Kerr metric.

Fredde : I want/need to hear your thoughts on what Tom delonge has to say about physics and UFOS 😂

Cubi Cardi : 0:04 Physics tends to be quite a difficult subject 20:17 Physics is so basic

dru. : Is it just me or is that guy kinda cute?


Brian Orr : @20:00 amen! Love is amazing, don't belittle love!

NoJusticeNoPeace : If a thing exists, it's measurable. By definition. A thing which is measurable has energy. "Love" therefore exists as a phenomenon of energy, represented by patterns encoded in the brain through interactions with others transmitting information in both directions, that informational energy being stored in the brain. Positing quantum entanglement between the particles generated by the interactions of information representing "love" is implausible but not impossible. It's also theoretically testable, meaning it's a valid scientific hypothesis.

Maddy's Comic art : Something I don't wanna hear from a physicist: -"a black hole or something"

Ricci Reyes : @Domain of Science , i was waiting for you to react on other movies like Twilight and 50 Shades. :-) #multiverse #parallelUniverse #11thdimension

elevown : In interstellar, the stars/galaxies were not meant to be reflecting off the black hole were there? I'd assumed, given how close they were to such a massive gravity source, it was meant to be an extreme example of gravitational lensing? So they were all distant stars and galaxies on the other side of the black hole and their light was being magnified and warped around it? I remember seeing a bit about the making of interstellar and they got some famous physicists to work with their art guys to figure out what a black hole would look like from close up - so I'm thinking there is some real reason they think it would look like that. (It might not have been the lensing - that's just my guess). And on a related note you said black holes are black because they absorb all light - while that's true and the black hole ITSELF will always be black (tho maybe you could see stuff lensed around it that appeared to come from its surface) - remember black holes can also be some of the brightest things in the universe. Well, its not the black hole itself, i.e inside the event horizon, but when a black hole is eating a lot of material, the accretion disc around it, of matter being ripped apart and spinning near to light speed by time its close to the event horizon, becomes incredibly hot and bright. (The one in interstellar was obviously old and not currently eating any nearby stars).

Wanuby : His last comment about black and white in the military, so I was in the military. I was in for 6 years before a medical discharge for an injury from Iraq. I had a job on the combat side and I had a job on the support side. So I can say with 100% accuracy that yes, people in the military see things as black or white, yes or no, 1 or 0 ... and No, people don't see things black and white but with many shades of gray, yellow, blue, and red, and yes, no, maybe so, sometimes, and not often, and as 1 or 0 or 2 or -1, and so on. There is a wide range of people in the military, it is quite huge. It is filled with people, and not all people in the military are the same. Basic Training isn't brainwashing, it is a crash course of being in the military. Movies do paint it as a very black/white type of personality and some are, but there are those who aren't.