Physics & The Big Questions

04.28.2013
(was 06.03.2012)

Physicist Lawrence Krauss says science can finally explain the age-old mystery: How can something come out of nothing?  Or, to be more specific, how can the Big Bang pop out of empty space?  Krauss also set off an intellectual brawl by saying theologians and philosphers have nothing useful to say about our cosmic origins.  We’ll talk with Krauss and other physicists about science, religion and the meaning of life.

  1. Lawrence Krauss & Marcelo Gleiser on Something from Nothing

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    Why is there something rather than nothing?   Physicist Lawrence Krauss claims we may finally have an answer, though fellow physicist Marcelo Gleiser is skeptical.

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  2. Dava Sobel on Copernicus

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    Copernicus changed the world with his revolutionary idea that the sun, not the Earth, is the center of our solar system.  Dava Sobel tells us why this momentous discovery wasn't easy for Copernicus himself.

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  3. Lisa Randall on Dark Matter & Dark Energy

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    Will we ever understand the true nature of dark matter and dark energy?  Harvard cosmologist Lisa Randall considers these and other great mysteries in physics.

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  4. Margaret Wertheim on Fringe Physics

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    Do you need an advanced degree in math or physics to make discoveries about the cosmos?  Science writer Margaret Wertheim says thousands of amateur scientists have proposed their own theories about the universe.

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