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The Fabric of the Cosmos
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The Fabric of the Cosmos, based on the book by physicist and author Brian Greene, takes us to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time and the universe. With each step, audiences will discover that just beneath the surface of our everyday experience lies a world we’d hardly recognize, a startling world far stranger and more wondrous than anyone expected.
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The set comprises four PBS TV shows, covering 1) the nature of space (what *is* empty space? is it just nothing, or is space a "something"?); 2) the nature of time (brilliant discussion of time, spacetime and relativity; what is "now" for me may not be "now" for you); 3) quantum mechanics (VERY weird happenings at the subatomic level, including actual teleportation - could "Beam Me Up Scotty" one day be real?); and 4) the multiple-universes theory (is this the only universe or are there others? can we ever really know?). If you have a curious mind -- perhaps you read science fiction and have wondered how much of it could ever really be likely -- then this is a fascinating and sometimes mindboggling introduction to the world of what is and what could be.
The one issue I have with this series is that you're presented with all these brilliant ideas -- but there isn't the explanation as to why they're true, or how or why they were found. For example, in episode 3 (Quantum Leap) Dr Greene describes how Einstein disliked quantum mechanics and thought it must be wrong, or at least incomplete. But a physicist named Bell found evidence that led to a mathematical proof that Einstein was wrong. Quantum mechanics wins, hooray! And I'm left wondering, What proof? If it's so esoteric that I haven't a hope of understanding it, why bring it up at all?Read more ›
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Brian Greene achieves the near impossible: he makes the complex subjects of time and space comprehensible! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kathy H.
Je ne me considère pas comme étant une personne stupide et je regarde une tonne de documentaires. Read morePublished on March 20 2013 by Guillaume Lafreniere
Brian Greene provides a great overview in an easy to understand laymans terms.
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Great vulgarisation of a complex and enlightening subject. I understood part of it. People with more knowledge of that science (like one of my friend physicist) knew what the... Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2013 by jean f mercier