Big Picture Science – Cosmos: It’s Big, It’s Weird

by Gary Niederhoff on January 9, 2012

It’s all about you. And you, and you, and you and you… that is, if we live in parallel universes. Imagine you doing exactly what you’re doing now, but in an infinite number of universes.

Discover the multiverse theory and why repeats aren’t limited to summer television.

Plus, the physics of riding on a light beam, and the creative analogies a New York Times science writer uses to avoid using the word “weird” to describe dark energy and other weird physics.

Also, people who concoct their own theories (some would say fringe) of the universe: is all matter made up of tiny coiled springs?

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Brian Greene
Part 2: Keeping Up With Science
Part 3: Lightspeed
Part 4: Fringe Physics

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