NOVA’s “The Fabric of the Cosmos” to Broadcast in November
Next month, NOVA’s The Fabric of the Cosmos will premiere over four consecutive Wednesday nights beginning November 2. The series, hosted by Brian Greene, renowned physicist and New York Times best-selling author, takes audiences to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture of space, time and the universe. Interweaving provocative theories, experiments, and stories with crystal-clear explanations and imaginative metaphors, The Fabric of the Cosmos promises to be the most compelling, visual, fun, and comprehensive picture of modern physics ever seen on television. Supplementary physics and math resources can be found at The Fabric of the Cosmos website.
Brief Program Descriptions:
What is Space?: November 2 at 9:00 p.m., WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS
Space is everywhere but to most of us, space is nothing, an empty void. Brian Greene reveals space as a dynamic fabric that can stretch, twist, warp, and ripple under the influence of gravity. Stranger still is a newly discovered ingredient of space that actually makes up 70% of the universe.
The Illusion of Time: November 9 at 9:00 p.m., WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS
Ask physicists what time actually is, and the answer might shock you: They have no idea. In search of answers, Brian Greene takes viewers on the ultimate time-traveling adventure, hurtling 50 years into the future before stepping into a wormhole to travel back to the past.
Quantum Leap: November 16 at 9:00 p.m., WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS
A century ago, during the initial shots in the quantum revolution, the best minds of a generation--including Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr--squared off in a battle for the soul of physics. But even today, even with such profound successes, the debate still rages over what quantum mechanics implies for the true nature of reality.
Universe or Multiverse: November 23 at 9:00 p.m., WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS
Hard as it is to swallow, cutting-edge theories are suggesting that our universe may not be the only universe. Instead, it may be one of an infinite number of worlds that make up the multiverse. Brian Greene reveals why this radical new picture of the cosmos is getting serious attention from scientists. It won’t be easy to prove, but if it’s right, our understanding of space, time, and our place in the universe will never be the same.
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