PBS Space Time

Mapping the Multiverse

Season 6 Episode 16 | 14m 21s Video has closed captioning.

This is a map of the multiverse. Or in physics-ese, it’s the maximally extended Penrose diagram of a Kerr spacetime. And in english: when you solve Einstein’s equations of general relativity for a rotating black hole, the universe does not come to an abrupt halt at the bottom of the gravitational pit. Instead, a path can be traced out again but you don't end up in the universe that you started in.

Aired: 05/29/20

Rating: NR


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