How Vast Is the Cosmos?

Podcast-style audio course - 3 Lectures (2 CDs)
Length: 1 hrs and 19 mins
Closer to Truth
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How Vast Is the Cosmos?

Podcast-style audio course - 3 Lectures (2 CDs)
Length: 1 hrs and 19 mins
Closer to Truth
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

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There is little more humbling than contemplating the magnitude of the known universe. That is, until you consider the possibility of worlds beyond that universe.

Join Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, creator and host of the hit PBS series Closer to Truth, as he probes the limits of the cosmos with 15 luminaries in astrophysics, cosmology, and astronomy. 

The series begins with explorations of the universe’s boundaries. Astronomer Royal Martin Rees raises the possibility that multiple big b

Audio Sample:

There is little more humbling than contemplating the magnitude of the known universe. That is, until you consider the possibility of worlds beyond that universe.

Join Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, creator and host of the hit PBS series Closer to Truth, as he probes the limits of the cosmos with 15 luminaries in astrophysics, cosmology, and astronomy. 

The series begins with explorations of the universe’s boundaries. Astronomer Royal Martin Rees raises the possibility that multiple big bangs may have created multiple universes, while Templeton Prize–winning physicist Paul Davies expresses doubt that we can access multiple universes from our own universe.

Discussing the origins of the cosmos, Gruber Prize–winning astronomer Wendy Freedman elucidates the residual evidence of our universe’s fiery beginning. MIT physicist Alan Guth explains how his inflationary universe theory suggests that the big bang was not the beginning of all creation.

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku invokes poet Robert Frost to ask whether the universe will end in fire or ice. Introducing the concept of “dark energy,” MIT physics scholar Max Tegmark proposes three other possible world-ending scenarios.

Woven together by Kuhn’s awed musings on cosmic vastness, these conversations will guide your imagination across galaxies and into different dimensions. As you listen, you may, like Kuhn, find yourself “taken by the plenitude of all reality.”

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Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer, executive producer, and host of Closer To Truth—the public television series that invites leading scientists, philosophers, and creative thinkers to discuss fundamental questions of consciousness, the cosmos, and meaning.

After completing his undergraduate degree in human biology at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Kuhn went on to earn a doctorate in Anatomy/Brain Research from the University of California, Los Angeles, and then later, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Kuhn has published more than 30 books, including The Mystery of Existence: Why Is There Anything At All? (with John Leslie); Closer To Truth: Challenging Current Belief; Closer To Truth: Science, Meaning and the Future; How China’s Leaders Think (featuring President Xi Jinping); and The Man Who Changed China: The Life and Legacy of Jiang Zemin (China’s best-selling book in 2005).

 

  1. How Vast Is the Cosmos?
    • Martin Rees
    • Max Tegmark
    • Alan H. Guth
    • Andrei Linde
    • Paul Davies

    2. Did Our Universe Have a Beginning?

    • Martin Rees
    • Wendy L. Freedman
    • Alan H. Guth
    • George F. Smoot III
    • Alexander Vilenkin

    3. Will the Universe Ever End?

    • Michio Kaku
    • Max Tegmark
    • Saul Perlmutter
    • Alan H. Guth
    • Ken Olum

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