What's the Fate of the Universe? It's in the Dark Matter
Michio Kaku is a futurist, popularizer of science, and theoretical physicist, as well as a bestselling author and the host of two radio programs. He is the co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory), and continues Einstein’s search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory. He holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics and a joint appointment at City College of New York and the Graduate Center of C.U.N.Y. He is also a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Kaku launched his Big Think blog, "Dr. Kaku's Universe," in March 2010.
Every week, Dr. Michio Kaku will be answering reader questions about physics and futuristic science. If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to see if he answers it.
This week Dr. Kaku addresses the question of the fate of the universe. Dr. Kaku says that all high school text books need to be re-written because of what we know about dark matter and dark energy, which makes up a much larger portion of the universe than we previously thought. And therein lies the key to understanding the rate of the expansion of the universe.
Furthermore, Dr. Kaku asks why should you bother to wake up tomorrow "knowing that we're all going to die billions and billions of years from now when the universe turns to absolute zero, when the stars blink out, when we have nothing but neutron stars and black holes?" Dr. Kaku says that billions of years from now we may be able to move to a different universe.
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