Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Big Picture Science for May. 23, 2022 - End of Eternity

Big Picture Science - End of Eternity

(REPEAT) Nothing lasts forever. Even the universe has several possible endings. Will there be a dramatic Big Rip or a Big Chill­–also known as the heat death of the universe–in trillions of years? Or will vacuum decay, which could theoretically happen at any moment, do us in? Perhaps the death of a tiny particle – the proton – will bring about the end.

We contemplate big picture endings in this episode, and whether one could be brought about by our own machine creations.


This repeat podcast originally aired on May 3, 2021

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