Monday, November 25, 2013

Cosmic Origami and What We Don't Know - NPR's On Being

From this week's On Being podcast from NPR, hosted by Krista Tippett, a conversation with astrophysicist Lord Martin Rees on the science-fiction-like explorations in physics around parallel realities and the deep structure of space-time.

Cosmic Origami and What We Don't Know

November 21, 2013

Parallel realities and the deep structure of space-time sound like science fiction. These are matters of real scientific inquiry. Lord Martin Rees is an astrophysicist and self-professed atheist who paints a fascinating picture of how we might be changed by what we do not yet know.


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    is Master of Trinity College and Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge

    2010 Reith Lectures: Scientific Horizons Listen to Martin Rees present his "Scientific Horizons" Reith Lectures in 2010 on the BBC, exploring the challenges facing science in the 21st century. The series was presented as four lectures:

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