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Reimagining the Cosmos

A thrilling, mind-bending view of the cosmos and of the human adventure of modern science. In a conversation ranging from free will to the meaning of the Higgs boson particle, physicist Brian Greene suggests the deepest scientific realities are hidden from human senses and often defy our best intuition.

TED RADIO HOUR –

Is Our Universe the Only Universe?

Is there more than one universe? Physicist Brian Greene shows how the unanswered questions of physics (starting with a big one: What caused the Big Bang?) have led to the theory that our own universe is just one of many in the “multiverse.”

FRESH AIR –

The Hidden Reality

Our universe might be really, really big — but finite. Or it might be infinitely big. Both cases, says physicist Brian Greene, are possibilities, but if the latter is true, so is another posit: There are only so many ways matter can arrange itself within that infinite universe. Eventually, matter has to repeat itself and arrange itself in similar ways. So if the universe is infinitely large, it is also home to infinite parallel universes.

FRESH AIR –

The Fabric of the Cosmos

In a new four-part television special based on his best-selling book, physicist Brian Greene takes on the nature of time and space, multiverses, and other hard-to-wrap-your-mind-around concepts in cosmology. Greene talks with guest host John Dankosky about the new series.

MORNING EDITION –

Icarus at the Edge of Time

Theoretical physicist Brian Greene gravitates toward colorful storytelling, as he shows in Icarus at the Edge of Time. The book’s illustrations include a “black hole” superimposed on an image from the Hubble Space Telescope.

ALL THING CONSIDERED –

Faster Than Light Neutrinos

Scientists at the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics are now touting a successful second experiment that may challenge Albert Einstein’s long-held theory of relativity. The results show that neutrinos could travel faster than the speed of light. Guy Raz talks to Brian Greene about the findings.

SCIENCE FRIDAY –

The Hidden Reality

In a new book, mathematician and theoretical physicist Brian Greene explains the concept of multiverses, and why some physicists believe there could be more than one universe. Plus, a look at the hidden universe of Greene’s desk, this week’s “Desktop Diary” video pick.