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The theory known as the Big Bang has won over the imagination of everyone from cosmologists to elementary school children. It offers an explanation of how something could come from nothing, with a large body of evidence to support it.

The scientists who have ruminated about the universe’s creation include some of the biggest luminaries of the 20th century: Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble, George Gamow and more.

In his new book, author Simon Singh explores how the quest to understand the beginning of all existence began and has evolved since. He traces the different theories that have emerged, from Albert Einstein’s static universe one to the current theory of an expanding universe.

Tune in to hear about the story and the science behind the Big Bang theory.

Guests:

Simon Singh, bestselling author of “Fermat’s Enigma” and “The Code Book.” His new book is “Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe.”

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