Cosmos: It's Big, It's Weird

Big Picture Science show

Summary: <p><span class="caps">ENCORE</span> It’s all about you. And you, and you, and you and you… that is, if we live in parallel universes. Imagine you doing exactly what you’re doing now, but in an infinite number of universes.</p> <p>Discover the multiverse theory and why repeats aren’t limited to summer television.</p> <p>Plus, the physics of riding on a light beam, and the creative analogies a New York Times science writer uses to avoid using the word “weird” to describe dark energy and other weird physics.</p> <p>Also, people who concoct their own theories (some would say fringe) of the universe: is all matter made up of tiny coiled springs?</p> <h2>Guests:</h2> <ul> <li> <strong><a href="">Brian Greene</a></strong> – Physicist and mathematician, Columbia University, and author of <i><a href=";tag=arweal-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0307278123">The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos</a><a><img src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0307278123" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style=""></a></i> </li> <li> <strong><a href="">Dennis Overbye</a></strong> – Reporter, <i>New York Times</i> </li> <li> <strong>Simon Steel</strong> – Science educator at University College London</li> <li> <strong><a href="">Margaret Wertheim</a></strong> – Science writer, author of <i><a href=";tag=arweal-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0802715133">Physics on the Fringe: Smoke Rings, Circlons, and Alternative Theories of Everything</a><img src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0802715133" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style=""></i> </li> </ul><p><strong><a href="">Descripción en español</a></strong></p> <p>First released January 9, 2012.</p>