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The Universe's Hidden Dimensions

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When Harvard physics professor Lisa Randall tried to tackle some of the most fundamental questions of her field, she ran into a problem.

Doctor Randall found that the answers to many of those questions lie beyond our traditional view of the universe. In fact, they may lie beyond a universe we can even comprehend.

In her new book, "Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions" she theorizes that the universe cannot be explained without radically changing how we see it.

Randall theorizes that there may be extra dimensions beyond length, width, and height and the fourth dimension of time that we see and experience in the world every day.

Randall discussed new dimensions with Bob Oakes.

This program aired on December 27, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

Bob Oakes Twitter Host, Morning Edition
Bob Oakes has been WBUR's Morning Edition anchor since 1992.


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