About This Episode
What is the shape of spacetime? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice discover the structure of the universe, spacetime geometry, and relativity with theoretical physicist at Princeton Gravity Initiative, Delilah Gates.
Is spacetime stable? We explore the four dimensions and how there could be more. Why are there so many spheres in the universe? Could the universe be a closed spherical shape? Find out if wormholes can be stable and how matter warps spacetime.
Could far away galaxies be our past selves mirroring back at us? Do we live in a flat universe? Learn about tori, the golden ratio, and the geometry of spacetime around blackholes. Why can’t light escape from a black hole?
Are galaxies closer together in other places or is it just our field of view? Could spacetime be like a fluid? Finally, Is there a center of the universe? Find out why not.
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About the prints that flank Neil in this video:
“Black Swan” & “White Swan” limited edition serigraph prints by Coast Salish artist Jane Kwatleematt Marston. For more information about this artist and her work, visit Inuit Gallery of Vancouver.