NOVA The Fabric of the Cosmos: What is Space?

The Fabric of the Cosmos

What is Space?

With each step, audiences will discover that just beneath the surface of our everyday experience lies a world we’d hardly recognize—a startling world far stranger and more wondrous than anyone expected.

Hour 1: What Is Space?

Space. It separates you from me, one galaxy from the next, and atoms from one another. It is everywhere in the universe. But to most of us, space is nothing, an empty void. Well, it turns out space is not what it seems. From the passenger seat of a New York cab driving near the speed of light, to a pool hall where billiard tables do fantastical things, Brian Greene reveals space as a dynamic fabric that can stretch, twist, warp, and ripple under the influence of gravity. Space, far from being empty, is filled with some of the deepest mysteries of our time.

Ask Brian Greene a Question About “The Fabric of the Cosmos” at 10PM ET
Among the special events marking this week’s premiere of “The Fabric of the Cosmos,” The World Science Festival, Columbia University, and NOVA will host a live-streamed webcast, produced by the World Science Festival, which will allow the in-theater and digital audiences to further explore the program’s rich material in direct conversation with Greene and other featured program participants, including Saul Perlmutter, co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. You can ask questions in advance at the World Science Festival Facebook page. To view the first episode, click here.