NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos Blu-ray & Book
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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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- Country Of Origin: United States
The show is a delight, especially at a time when science is often portrayed as something that must be immediately useful. Certainly many scientists are motivated by big, practical goals, such as the urge to cure cancer or to halt global warming. But the truth is it's often a long and uncertain path from basic research to breakthroughs. What this series puts on fine display is that basic science itself is wonderfully exciting and profound, and understanding the quirky structure of the universe is a thrill - even to us spectators. - The Boston Globe
"This is a report from the frontier of cosmic thought, as fresh as last month's Nobel Prizes, uncompromising in its intellectual ambitions and discerning in its choice of compelling scientific issues." - New York Times
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- Country Of Origin: United States
- Physicist Brian Greene, host of the acclaimed series The Elegant Universe, returns with The Fabric of the Cosmos--a mind-blowing new exploration of space, time, and the very nature of reality. Discover how our perceptions have fooled us and time may be an illusion; why empty space is not empty; how a hidden realm, where the seemingly impossible is possible, lies just beneath the surface of the everyday world; and why other universes--even copies of you--may exist.
The Illusion of Time - We waste it, spend it, make it, and kill it, but what really is time? Is it like a river that flows, a clock that ticks, or nothing more than an illusion? Join a time-traveling adventure to uncover the true nature of past, present, and future--and of time itself.
What Is Space-- - You can't see it, touch it, or taste it, but space is everywhere. And it's not just an empty void. Surprising clues that space is "something" rather than "nothing" are overturning much of what we thought we knew about the universe, and may even hold the key to its ultimate fate.
Quantum Leap - Take a wild ride into a bizarre realm where it seems the impossible is possible. Objects pop in and out of existence; things can, in a sense, be in two places at once; even teleportation is real. Welcome to the weird world of quantum mechanics. On the scale of atoms and particles, the universe is nothing like it seems.
Universe or Multiverse-- - Is our universe unique, or could it be just one of many in an endless "multiverse" where copies of you, me, and everyone else may exist? This radical idea is getting some serious scientific attention, and could revolutionize our picture of the cosmos--and our place within it.
This Blu-ray features Descriptive Video for the Visually Impaired
This Blu-ray features subtitles in English (SDH)
- The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality -
Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? Greene has set himself a daunting task: to explain non-intuitive, mathematical concepts like String Theory, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and Inflationary Cosmology with analogies drawn from common experience.
From Newton's unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, to Einstein's fluid conception of spacetime, to quantum mechanics' entangled arena where vastly distant objects can instantaneously coordinate their behavior, Greene takes us all, regardless of our scientific backgrounds, on an irresistible and revelatory journey to the new layers of reality that modern physics has discovered lying just beneath the surface of our everyday world.
Softcover, 592 pages