The mind of the Universe
A journey along the frontiers of science. An open source project sharing the ideas of the most groundbreaking scientist from all over the world on our future and human destination. A learning experience supported by the Open University UK and Unesco.live broadcast on VPRO. See the first teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWGu0Z-ObGo
Episode "The Explorer"
From the edges of the cosmos to the smallest unit of time, from the secrets of life to the inner workings of our brain, humans are always exploring and pushing boundaries. Does knowledge have a limit?
• Michel Poulain – demographer. Unraveling the secret of a long and healthy life by studying blue zones, communities with high percentage of super old people. Institute for Population studies – University Tallinn (Estonia) / Leuven University (Belgium).
• Sara Seager – planetary researcher. Pioneer in the search for exoplanets, planets outside our solar system that are possibly habitable and/ or containing extraterrestrial life. Planetary science and Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (USA).
• Trond Helge Torsvik – geophysicist. Towards a unified theory of the evolution of the earth and what makes our planet unique. Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), University of Oslo (Norway).
The mind of the Universe is a television project from VPRO Public Broadcasting in the Netherlands. It is an open source project sharing the ideas of the most groundbreaking scientist from all over the world on our future and human destination.
A learning experience supported by the Open University UK and Unesco.