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Breaking the Wall of the Beginning of Time [electronic resource]: How Cosmology Will Tell Us What Happened Before the Big Bang

Falling Walls Foundation
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
What happened at the beginning of the universe? Was the big bang the real origin? Is our universe unique? Are its basic features determined by mathematical laws or historical accidents? What does its future look like? Is it a one-off event or does it evolve through cycles? In this video from the 2011 Falling Walls Conference, hear Jean-Luc Lehners lecture on the relatively new field of string cosmology, which tackles these kinds of seminal questions about our universe. His research team at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics is studying and developing cosmological theories, such as inflationary cosmology and the theory of the cyclic universe, within the context of string theory. If successful, this new frame of research will provide a unified description of nature and connect the dots between fundamental theory and cosmological experiments and observations.
Release Date
2011
Run Time
13 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
8 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 13, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
How Cosmology Will Tell Us What Happened Before the Big Bang
Contents
  • Expanding Universe and Big Bang (1:34)
  • Early Universe (1:35)
  • Series of Bangs (2:45)
  • Before Big Bang (1:48)
  • String Theory and Big Bang (2:58)
  • First Universe (1:34)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2011.
Publisher no.
49411 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (13 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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