Is The Future Predetermined By Quantum Mechanics?

Einstein’s special theory of relativity combines space and time into one dynamic, unified entity – spacetime. But if time is connected to space, could the universe be anything but deterministic? And does that mean that the future is predestined? Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Check out the […]

Solving Quantum Cryptography

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How Do We Know What Stars Are Made Of?

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Can Future Colliders Break the Standard Model?

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How Stars Destroy Each Other

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Theory of Everything Controversies: Livestream

The second in our two event series about Theories of Everything! Watch the first one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_izocEgArtQ Please subscribe to Brian Keating’s YouTube Channel to watch one-on-one interviews with the guest speakers and more: https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating Existing Theories of Everything have not yet produced experimental evidence that solves the fundamental challenges facing physics. That lack of progress […]

What is a Theory of Everything: Livestream

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Theory of Everything Livestreams with Amazing Guests

Join two epic livestreams about Theories of Everything! Sign up for prizes, a download link to the videos, and more at http://www.pbsspacetime.com/events. Check out our co-moderator Brian Keating’s incredible channel at: https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating July 28 @ 4pm Eastern – What is a Theory of Everything? Moderated by Matt O’Dowd & Brian Keating ​Featuring Max Tegmark, Stephon […]

The Boundary Between Black Holes & Neutron Stars

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Does Antimatter Explain Why There’s Something Rather Than Nothing?

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Dissolving an Event Horizon

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Building Black Holes in a Lab

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What Happens After the Universe Ends?

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Can Viruses Travel Between Planets?

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Mapping the Multiverse

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How Luminiferous Aether Led to Relativity

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How We Know The Universe is Ancient

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Will Wormholes Allow Fast Interstellar Travel?

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Was the Milky Way a Quasar?

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How Do Quantum States Manifest In The Classical World?

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Does Quantum Immortality Save Schrödinger’s Cat?

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Does Consciousness Influence Quantum Mechanics?

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Are Axions Dark Matter?

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How To Capture Ghost Particles ft. Don Lincoln

Explore the Fermilab YT Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/fermilab Why is there something rather than nothing? Well the answer may be found in the weakest particle in the universe: the neutrino. For over half a century Fermilab has been the premier particle accelerator facility of the United States and we got to visit with Don Lincoln to […]

Is The Universe Finite?

Learn more at https://www.brilliant.org/spacetime The universe is big, really, really big. Although according to a new paper, it may literally be infinitely smaller than we previously thought. Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Check out the Space Time Merch Store Home Hosted by Matt O’Dowd Written by Matt […]

Can You Observe a Typical Universe?

Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Check out the Space Time Merch Store Home The moment you started observing reality, you hopelessly polluted any conclusions you might make about it. The anthropic principle guarantees that you are NOT seeing the universe in most typical state. But used correctly, […]