The interview with Professor Avi Loeb was super interesting and took a deep dive into astrophysics and its ties to prediction. Loeb discusses the beginning of the interview of how in order to know about the future, we must utilize the laws of physics. He explains that these laws can be applied to bodies and matter outside of our planet, and thus astrophysics becomes an essential part of understanding space and the galaxy. Professor Loeb mentions that these laws have been tested and proven to be true for scenarios outside of the confines of relating to Earth. If I were conducting this interview, it would be interesting to ask if he knew of the brief logistics and specific finding of these experiments that he references? It would also be interesting to ask if he or if Harvard has been a part of these experiments?
Professor Loeb also talks about how now that these laws of physics have been tested to be pretty universal that they can then be applied to prediction scenarios to be able to forecast what will happen, when it will happen, and how it will happen. He mentions how technology has helped advance the making of these predictions. I wonder if some of the predictions made prior to the advanced technology today were proven incorrect or less accurate than if they were tested now or if, in some cases, this technology wasn’t needed to make just as accurate predictions about entities outside of the Earth using the basic laws and knowledge of physics?