Alexander Fridman is a professor at Drexel University and director of the Nyheim Plasma Institute. He is one of the top plasma physicists and plasma chemists in the world. And most importantly for me, he is my father.

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Here are the main features of the episode. With some podcast players, you should be able to click the timestamp to move to that time.

DESIGN:
00:00 – Introduction
06:57 – Einstein and beautiful ideas in physics
10:03 – Simple, effective ideas
12:57 – Falling in love with science
19:45 – Gagarin and the space race
21:29 – Poetry
29:31 – Early school days
38:33 – Soviet education
43:31 – a stressful experience
51:49 – Childhood – memories of mother and father
54:26 – Dad loses
1:02:30 – World War II
1:12:21 – The Soviet Union
1:13:50 – Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
1:24:18 – Theoretical physics
1:26:29 – Kurchatov Atomic Energy Institute
1:37:34 – Meet Mom
1:45:16 – Becoming a father
2:06:28 – The Chernobyl nuclear accident
2:17:35 – What is plasma?
2:26:54 – Hot plasma and cold plasma
2:31:24 – The mysteries of plasma
2:36:38 – Plasma physics and plasma chemistry
2:39:42 – Plasma medicine
2:45:12 – Nobel Prizes in Plasma
2:50:17 – Cold fusion
2:54:16 – A trip to America
2:59:43 – Nyheim Plasma Institute
3:12:10 – Artificial intelligence
3:21:43 – Mortality
3:27:59 – the meaning of life
3:35:32 – Toast

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