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Take a self-guided tour from quantum to cosmos!

Is that all there is? CBC forum explores science and future

CBC Ideas forum

Science helps us understand ourselves and our own place in the cosmos.

But how far does the math take us?  And what do science and the humanities tell us when we look at the same questions from different points of view?

At Canada’s Stratford Festival, Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok joined science writer Margaret Wertheim and philosopher Mark Kingwell for a discussion on life, the universe, and everything.

Hosted by Paul Kennedy, the show aired in November 2016 as part of CBC Ideas.

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