How to Wrap Your Head Around the Universe

Podcast-style audio course - 13 Topics
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
Closer to Truth
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Audio Download + Subscription
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How to Wrap Your Head Around the Universe

Podcast-style audio course - 13 Topics
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
Closer to Truth
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00
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Join a host of brilliant minds, including Nobel physicist Steven Weinberg, in a mind-bending exploration of the cosmos

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.

How did our universe begin, and when and how will it end? Is the universe infinitely expanding, as the theory of cosmic inflation insists? If alien life exists, what are the chances of our encountering it, and what would such an encounter mean for humanity? Now, you can sit in on conversations with the world’s leading cosmology experts as they answer these and many other fascinating questions.

In this captivating audio series, Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, creator and host of the hit PBS series Closer to Truth, probes the origins and magnitude of the cosmos with 13 luminaries in astrophysics, cosmology, and astronomy.

Kuhn’s esteemed interviewees include Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, an expert on galaxy formation and a leader in examining humanity’s effects on the universe, as well as Avi Loeb, professor of theoretical physics at Harvard University, known fo

Join a host of brilliant minds, including Nobel physicist Steven Weinberg, in a mind-bending exploration of the cosmos

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.

How did our universe begin, and when and how will it end? Is the universe infinitely expanding, as the theory of cosmic inflation insists? If alien life exists, what are the chances of our encountering it, and what would such an encounter mean for humanity? Now, you can sit in on conversations with the world’s leading cosmology experts as they answer these and many other fascinating questions.

In this captivating audio series, Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, creator and host of the hit PBS series Closer to Truth, probes the origins and magnitude of the cosmos with 13 luminaries in astrophysics, cosmology, and astronomy.

Kuhn’s esteemed interviewees include Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, an expert on galaxy formation and a leader in examining humanity’s effects on the universe, as well as Avi Loeb, professor of theoretical physics at Harvard University, known for his groundbreaking research on black holes. You’ll also hear from no fewer than four Nobel laureates, among them astrophysicist Steven Weinberg, celebrated for his work on elementary particles.

Experience Kuhn’s thought-provoking interviews on the cosmos today.

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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).
  • To Seek Cosmic Origins
  • Did the Universe have a Beginning?
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  • Mysteries of Cosmic Inflation
  • What is the Large-Scale Structure of the Universe?
  • How Vast is the Cosmos?
  • How Many Universes Exist?
  • The Multiverse: What's Real?
  • What would an Infinite Cosmos Mean?
  • Why are Black Holes Astonishing?
  • What's Fine-Tuning in Cosmology?
  • What is the Far Far Future of the Universe?
  • Will the Universe Ever End?

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