Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge
Space was once static and dull: philosophers wondered whether it might be infinite and empty, astronomers sought to see through it as far as they could, and mathematicians believed that it had to be flat. But everything changed. In this talk we will introduce some of the striking features of outer space that play a key role in our understanding of the Universe. We will discover why the universe of space is not only so big, but getting bigger, uncover its exotic small beginnings and look into its possible futures. Finally, new ideas in physics and cosmology lead us to expect that there may be far more to outer space than meets the eye.