Hidden Dimensions: Exploring Hyperspace

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Extra dimensions of space—the idea that we are immersed in hyperspace—may be key to explaining the fundamental nature of the universe. Relativity introduced time as the fourth dimension, and Einstein’s subsequent work envisioned more dimensions still--but ultimately hit a dead end. Modern research has advanced the subject in ways he couldn’t have imagined. John Hockenberry joins Brian Greene, Lawrence Krauss, and other leading thinkers on a visual tour through wondrous spatial realms that may lie beyond the ones we experience.

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Original Program date:June 5, 2010
MODERATOR: John Hockenberry
PARTICIPANTS: Escher String Quartet, Brian Greene, Lawrence Krauss, Linda Dalrymple Henderson, Shamit Kachru

Brian Greene and a moment of physics. 00:00

Einstein and what is gravity. 04:40

Three dimensional space and the warps and curves of gravity. 06:33

What does 3D space look like? 10:55

Escher String Quartet. 16:34

John Hockenberry Introduction. 21:22

Participant Introductions. 24:17

The history of multi-dimensions. 25:43

Who preceded mathematician Kaluza. 31:14

Whats the difference between math and physics 33:21

Graviton's and quantum particles. 40:42

Do experimental physicists except the math as truth? 45:45

Quarks, Leptons and Forces. 53:10

The Calabi-Yau manifold 55:34

Einstein's lunar eclipse experiment. 01:00:00

Describing the fourth dimension 01:05:56

Will there be discoveries outside of just mathematics? 01:07:10

Physics... It is not easy and it takes along time. 01:15:25

Everything we see is just pollution. 01:19:35

The excitement the super string theory. 01:23:22