"If we look at what makes up the universe, it's a little disturbing," Humboldt State University physicist CD Hoyle told the standing-room-only audience in Arcata. "It turns that most of the universe is dark energy." And we don't know what that is. "And that's a problem."
Physics has problems, and nature is hinting at mysteries as big as the universe itself. There are contradictions among major models of nature that are, in Hoyle's opinion, downright embarrassing.
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In tonight’s episode of My Favorite Lecture, Hoyle explores the Undiscovered Universe. Dark matter, big bang cosmology, dark energy, gravity - how do we make sense of it all? Hoyle walks you through "some of the big unanswered questions that keep us in business."
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