The Fabric of the Cosmos
“The Fabric of the Cosmos,” a four-hour series based on the book by renowned 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.
Brian Greene is going to let you in on a secret: We’ve all been deceived. Our perceptions of time and space have led us astray. Much of what we thought we knew about our universe—that the past has already happened and the future is yet to be, that space is just an empty void, that our universe is the only universe that exists—just might be wrong.
Interweaving provocative theories, experiments, and stories with crystal-clear explanations and imaginative metaphors like those that defined the groundbreaking and highly acclaimed series “The Elegant Universe,” “The Fabric of the Cosmos” aims to be the most compelling, visual, and comprehensive picture of modern physics ever seen on television.
There is no disagreement in quantum mechanics over any experiment that has ever been done. These quantum laws become most obvious when you get down to the tiny scales like atoms, but consider this; I’m made of atoms and so are you, and so is everything else in the universe that we can see around us. So it must be the case that these weird quantum laws are not just telling us about small things, they are telling us about reality… how planets orbit the sun, how a ball arcs through the sky. How a ripples spread across the surface of the pond. These rules have all been spelled out through quantum mechanics.