“Let us hope it’s not a trick. I always leave with this feeling I am tricked. What if I believe in this, just because it’s beautiful. What if — yes.”
— Stanford professor Andrei Linde, on the living with the doubt about his Inflationary Universe Theory, which was proved yesterday.
I love this video. Also of note is that Andrei Linde’s wife, Renata Kallosh, is also a well-known theoretical physicist who has made significant contributions to string theory. Power couple!