Stephen Hsu

Stephen Hsu

Steve Hsu is Professor of Theoretical Physics and of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at Michigan State University.

Appears in 16 Episodes

David Goldman: US-China competition, AI, Electric Vehicles, and Manufacturing — #36

David Paul Goldman is an American economic strategist and author, best known for his series of online essays in the Asia Times under the pseudonym Spengler with the fi...

Simone Collins: IVF, Embryo Selection, Dating on the Spectrum, and Pronatalism — #34

In collaboration with her husband Malcolm Collins, Simone is an author (The Pragmatist's Guide to Life, Relationships, Sexuality, Governance, and Crafting Religion), e...

Katherine Dee: Culture, Identity, and Isolation in the Digital Age — #33

Katherine Dee is a writer, journalist, and internet historian.Steve and Katherine discuss:0:00 Introduction1:15 Katherine’s early life and background21:52 Mass shootin...

Marc Martinez: "Dream Big" and the Golden Age of Bodybuilding — #32

Marc Martinez is the director of Dream Big, a documentary about Gold's Gym and the golden age of bodybuilding in Venice and Santa Monica in the 1970s.Steve and Marc di...

Gilles Saint-Paul: The Yellow Vests, French Politics, and Hypergamy — #31

Gilles Saint-Paul is Professeur à l'Ecole Normale Supérieure. He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique in Engineering and received his PhD from MIT in Economics. Gilles...

Bing vs. Bard, US-China STEM Competition, and Embryo Screening — #30

Steve discusses the competition between Microsoft and Google, the competition between the U.S. and China in STEM, China’s new IVF policy, and a Science Magazine survey...

ChatGPT, LLMs, and AI — #29

Steve discusses Large Language Model AIs such as ChatGPT.

Dominic Cummings: Vote Leave, Brexit, COVID, and No. 10 with Boris — #28

Dominic Cummings' time in No. 10 Downing Street as Boris Johnson's Chief Advisor was one of the most interesting and impactful periods in modern UK political history.

Sahil Lavingia: Founding Gumroad, The Minimalist Entrepreneur, and our AI LLM future — #27

Sahil Lavingia founded Gumroad at the age of 19 and built it into a leading digital commerce platform. He is the author of The Minimalist Entrepreneur and an investor ...

Geoffrey Miller: Evolutionary Psychology, Polyamorous Relationships, and Effective Altruism — #26

Geoffrey Miller is an American evolutionary psychologist, author, and a professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico.

Anna Krylov: The Politicization of Science in Academia — #25

Anna I. Krylov is an outspoken advocate of freedom of speech and academic freedom.

Abdel Abdellaoui: Genetics, Psychiatric Traits, and Educational Attainment — #24

Abdel Abdellaoui is a geneticist who has been involved in a wide range of studies on psychiatric genetics, behavioral genetics, and population genetics.

Richard Sander on SCOTUS Oral Arguments: Affirmative Action and Discrimination against Asian Americans at Harvard and UNC

Richard Sander has studied the structure and effects of law school admissions policies. He coined the term "Mismatch" to describe the negative consequences resulting f...

Discovering the Multiverse: Quantum Mechanics and Hugh Everett III, with Peter Byrne — #22

Peter Byrne is an investigative reporter and science writer based in Northern California.

Jeffrey Sachs: Lessons from the COVID Commission, Lab Leak Questions, and Nord Stream — #21

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development.

Introductions — Episode #0

Corey and Steve, friends for almost 30 years, introduce each other to the audience.Caltech Traditions and Pranks’s blog, I...

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