Theoretical physicist Brian Greene returns to PBS, this time presenting The Fabric of the Cosmos, a four-part look at the “mind-boggling reality beneath the surface of our everyday world.” The first segment, “What Is Space?,” airs tonight at 9pm. Then come the remaining installments — “The Illusion of Time” (11/9), “Quantum Leap” (11/16), and “Universe or Multiverse?” (11/23). If you can’t catch the episodes on TV, they will be streamed online too at video.pbs.org.

Bonus: At 10 pm eastern time tonight, PBS will host a live, interactive webcast with Brian Greene and some special guests: renowned theoretical physicist Leonard Susskind (watch his theoretical physics courses online) and Saul Perlmutter, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. Together, they will “explore how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time, and the universe.” Get more details on the live event here.

Unrelated bonus: Tonight, at 6 pm eastern time, MoMA will stream online “The Language of Objects,” a conversation featuring Kenneth Goldsmith, poet; Ben Greenman, author and editor, The New Yorker; Leanne Shapton, illustrator, author, and publisher; and Cintra Wilson, culture critic. Get more information and watch here.

via BoingBoing


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