This week we got to chat with Welsh Astrophysicist Geraint F. Lewis. Geraint is best known for his work on dark energy, fine-tuning of the Universe, gravitational lensing, and galactic cannibalism.
He is a Professor of Astrophysics (Teaching and Research) at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, part of the University of Sydney‘s School of Physics.
In this interview, we got to make all of Jay’s dreams come true by asking about black holes, time travel, Quantum Physics, consciousness and inquired on his predictions about the past and future of our universe and other universes.
We hear Geraint’s thoughts on simulations of the Universe, the big bang, artificial intelligence and what discovery looks like in quantum physics and cosmology.
He walks us through the possibility of time travel and what may be on the other side of black holes.
We dip into the realms of science fiction, speculative physics and how close our movies often come to what could be real.
We also got to hear Chelsea stump an astrophysicist, which is worth the listen in its own right.
This interview will make your brain hurt, your universe grow and your creativity burst into directions of patterns and new discovery.
Links & Resources:
Geraint’s Book: A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos
“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.” ? Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
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