"IN 1999, legendary theoretical physicist Hans Bethe delivered three lectures on quantum theory to his neighbors at the Kendal of Ithaca retirement community (near Cornell University). Given by Professor Bethe at age 93, the lectures are presented here as QuickTime videos synchronized with slides of his talking points and archival material.
Intended for an audience of Professor Bethe's neighbors at Kendal, the lectures hold appeal for experts and non-experts alike. The presentation makes use of limited mathematics while focusing on the personal and historical perspectives of one of the principal architects of quantum theory whose career in physics spans 75 years."
Founded in 1865, Cornell University is an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, N.Y. Comprising seven undergraduate colleges, a graduate school, and professional degree schools in business management, medicine, law, and veterinary medicine, Cornell offers over 70 undergraduate majors and 93 graduate areas of study. Notable alumni include author Toni Morrison, Bill Nye "The Science Guy", and Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs.