Listen: A Brief History of The End of Everything

A Brief History of The End of Everything
from BBC Radio 4 Science

Radio 4 introduction:
“A series exploring how our ideas about the end of the universe have been shaped by religion, belief, and the contemporary state of scientific thinking and observation.”

“The series is presented by Vatican Astronomer, Brother Guy Consolmagno. He is a Jesuit astro-physicist who came to religion via science and his wonder at the universe. At the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, he compares cutting edge cosmology with Chinese, Ancient Greek, Buddhist, Medieval and Victorian ideas about the end of everything.”

The five topics covered in each program are:

  • It’s OK, the universe is eternal
  • The universe will crash – we’re all doomed
  • Lets go round again
  • The universe is expanding – we’re all doomed
  • Oops, I’ve dropped an exotic particle

Listen to all 5 episodes of the series.

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