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The End of the Universe – with Geraint Lewis

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Come with us on a very final journey as we wander forwards in time at breakneck speeds to see what happens at the very end of the universe.
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Will there forever be stars in the sky? Will humanity roam the cosmos for eternity? What does the future hold for our Universe? This is a journey through space and time, from galactic collisions and hyperactive black holes, on to the death of the last star.

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Geraint F. Lewis is a Welsh astrophysicist at the University of Sydney. He’s best known for his work on dark energy, gravitational lensing and galactic cannibalism. He also has a cool YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnPhuVSN3-gEeeSMyIMeDeA/about

This talk and Q&A was filmed in the Ri on 24 July 2018.


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Raymond Parsley
Raymond Parsley

In summary: Every beginning has an end… The only question is, does the end have a beginning and are there some things that can never be known and is this one of them? As one fellow said: "Why is there only one of me and so many of everybody else?"… Good question but not as good as asking, why is there anyone at all?…. This is the mystery of live on earth and the universe at large…. Explaining the mechanics of the universe is interesting but not nearly so interesting as the intelligent live that enables the question to be… Read more »

Xaver Neidinger
Xaver Neidinger

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – anyway – a great talk thx!

marc bell
marc bell

But apparently not for protons which have stubbornly refused to decay for 50 years. Something wrong with the model here.

Adelaine Delabin
Adelaine Delabin

Yeah, us motherfuckers who have read SF since the 1930s have been thinking about this stuff. Some more recent-ish: Benford's Galactic Center series ('79-95), and Stephen Baxter's Manifold series (and I was thinking today about this, and 'where am I going to bring this up today?'…..) and VACUUM DIAGRAMS ('95). Greg Bear did something perhaps as plausible in CITY AT THE END OF TIME ('08).

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