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Exploring the Warped Universe

with Nergis Mavalvala

On September 14, 2015, LIGO first detected gravitational waves. Join physicist Nergis Mavalvala as she takes you on an incredible journey from LIGO's humble beginnings to its groundbreaking discovery.

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New Ideas About Dark Matter

with Justin Khoury

Join Justin Khoury as he takes you to the interface of particle physics and dark matter cosmology in search of answers to one of physics' biggest mysteries.

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From Chemistry to Life

with Dimitar Sasselov

To look for evidence of life on other planets, we have to adapt what we know about chemistry on Earth to aid our search. Astronomer Dimitar Sasselov explains how we can use what we already know to search for alien life.

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Endless Universe: Beyond the Big Bang

with Paul Steinhardt

Paul Steinhardt is one of the biggest critics of the inflationary model. He claims that inflation is "immune" to experiment and discusses a radical alternative to this long-standing paradigm.

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Exploring Humanity

with Lee Berger

Explorer and paleoanthropologist Lee Berger is best known for his discoveries of Homo naledi and Australopithecus sediba, two human-like ancestors. Join him on this exploration as he explains the science behind these unprecedented findings.

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History and Mysteries of The Universe

with Max Tegmark

Max Tegmark, cosmologist and Professor of Physics at MIT, delivers a comprehensive look at the study of our universe, examining both the origin of our cosmos and the infinite questions waiting to be answered.

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Free Will and Neuroscience

with Alfred Mele

Has neuroscience all but disproved the existence of free will? Philosopher Alfred Mele argues that free will is still alive and well as he critically analyzes experimental data.

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Loop Quantum Gravity

with Carlo Rovelli

Carlo Rovelli is the discoverer of a theory that attempts to bridge the divide between quantum mechanics and general relativity. Join him as he gives a detailed overview of loop quantum gravity.

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The Black Hole Information Paradox

with Samir Mathur

String theorist Samir Mathur has been working for years to resolve the conflict arising from the quantum nature of black holes. He also has a radical solution to the so-called information paradox.

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The Dark Side of the Universe

with Michael Turner

In 1998, theoretical cosmologist Michael Turner coined the term "dark energy." Since then, he has worked to combine cosmology and particle physics to understand the origin and evolution of the universe.

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Einstein’s Astrophysical Messengers

with Gabriela González

Gabriela González's team at LIGO uses ground-based experiments to search for gravitational waves produced by black holes. Learn how they conduct this search and what mysteries they hope to solve about our universe.

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Special Relativity

with Brian Greene

Special Relativity upended our understanding of space, time and energy. Apply algebra to this math-based introduction. For a conceptual introduction, check out Space, Time, and Einstein.

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Brite: art x science

Brite: Art x Science explores how science and art collide. Grounding questions include: What will art of the future will involve? How can science explain art and art explain science? Why STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)?

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