JAMESTOWN - Starting with the third Wednesday in the month of February at 7 p.m. in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown will have a video presentation followed by a discussion of the first of the four parts of Brian Greene's "Fabric of the Cosmos." The meetings will meet on the third Wednesday of each month listed below:
The series consists of four parts (all beginning at 7 p.m.):
Wednesday, Feb. 15: "What is Space?"
Wednesday, March 21: "The Illusion of Time"
Wednesday, April 18: "Quantum Leap"
Wednesday, May 16: "Universe or Multiverse"
The discussions following viewings of "Fabric of the Cosmos" usually consist of some spiritual or social aspects that affect the lives of all present. This science-themed series emerged from the efforts of executive producer Paula S. Apsell and popular physicist Greene, who formerly hosted the series "The Elegant Universe." In this four-part program, Greene takes on such lofty subjects as the nature of time, space, quantum mechanics and reality itself. He also discusses abstract ideas, such as the fact that empty space is anything but empty, and the notion that time per se may be a vast illusion.
The series was co-funded by the Alfred P. Sloan and Arthur Vining Davis foundations, and produced by the PBS affiliate WGBH Boston. The series of topics might, however, seem to be at first glance more science than anything else. This new view of the universe will have an effect on the way humankind thinks. Greene covers some of the more recent findings of, time, space and quantum mechanics that constitute a new revolutionary view of the universe.
Greene lets viewers in on a secret: "We've all been deceived. Our perceptions of time and space have led us astray. Much of what we thought we knew about our universe - that the past has already happened and the future is yet to be, that space is just an empty void, that our universe is the only universe that exists - just might be wrong."
Interweaving provocative theories, experiments and stories with crystal-clear explanations and imaginative metaphors like those that defined the groundbreaking and highly acclaimed series "The Elegant Universe," "The Fabric of the Cosmos" aims to be the most compelling, visual, and comprehensive picture of modern physics ever seen on television.
The series are free and open to the public.
For more information, call UUCJ at 488-1902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.