Simply Complex

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Biography, Science Documentary published by Channel 4 broadcasted as part of CH4 Equinox series in 2000 - English narration

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This equinox looks at the nobel prize winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann. Gell-Mann was a contemporary of Richard Feynman (they shared the same secretary at CalTech) and coined the 'Quark' model of elementary particles which he called 'the 8-fold way' - both names reflect his other interests (Quark was a word that originated from James Joyce and the 8-fold way was from Buddhism; Gell-Mann wanted to study archaeology before he opted for physics). His second wife says he is also known to practice bush-man clicks when taking a shower.

In his later years Gell-Mann has shifted from exploring fundamental particles to exploring the relationship between the simple and the complex (popularly known as 'Complexity' theory) and developing a multi-disciplinary research centre for the purpose - The Santa Fe Institute (which the latter part of the film explores).

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  • Name.........: Simply Complex - Murray Gell-Mann.avi
  • Filesize.....: 449 MB (or 460,419 KB or 471,469,504 bytes)
  • Runtime......: 00:48:14 (72,349 fr)
  • Video Codec..: DivX 5.0
  • Video Bitrate: 1183 kb/s
  • Audio Codec..: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
  • Audio Bitrate: 112 kb/s (56/ch, stereo) CBR
  • Frame Size...: 336x192 (1.75:1) [=7:4]

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