Are We Alone – Light, The Universe, and Everything

by Gary Niederhoff on September 7, 2010

What’s it all about? And we mean ALL. What makes up this vast sprawling cosmos? Why does it exist? Why do we exist? Why is there something rather than nothing? Ow, my head hurts!

For possible answers, we travel to the moment after the Big Bang and discover all that came into being in those few minutes after the great flash: time, space, matter, and light. Plus, the bizarre stuff that makes up the bulk of the universe: dark energy and dark matter.

Also, what we set in motion with the invention of the light blub. How artificial light lit up our homes, our cities and – inadvertently – our skies.

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avatar Josh M September 7, 2010 at 2:59 pm

I can’t find a donate button on this blog post page. Adding a little donate button to the top of one of the sidebars will probably make a big difference in donations!

avatar Ahmed Tariq September 8, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Dr. Leonard Susskind and Dr. Sean Carroll are really the legands. Both of them are really one of the most understandable physicists today along with Dr. Alex Fillipenko

avatar Geekoid April 29, 2011 at 8:51 am

Awesome podcast. Dr. Leonard Susskind and I have the same ring tone! Duh – Duh – DUUuuh.

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