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Looking into the Perimeter through the Quantum Tunnel

Why do we perceive time as only moving forward, never in reverse?

Is time an illusion?

How does our understanding of time inform our understanding of space and ourselves?

Last summer, a crew from Quantum Entanglement Entertainment — a film, TV, and gaming company — visited Perimeter Institute during the “Time in Cosmology” conference.

The crew interviewed a number of the top scientists and thinkers who attended the conference, including Sean Carroll, Marina Cortes, Fay Dowker, Joao Magueijo, Carlo Rovelli, and Lee Smolin.

The result is a three-part documentary, “Age of Uncertainty,” that provides a behind-the-scenes look at the collaborative, interdisciplinary nature of the conference, and examines the big questions that keep researchers awake at night.

Watch Part One above, and the next two parts below.


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