Genius by Stephen Hawking ‘Can We Time Travel’ airs on WSKG TV on May 18, 2016 at 9pm. Genius by Stephen Hawking is a series where he challenges the ordinary with the extraordinary. In each of the six episodes, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking presents three ordinary people with a series of physical and mental challenges to show them how to think like a genius. Episode 1: “Can We Travel In Time?”
Premieres Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 9:00pm. Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to determine if time travel is possible.
A visualization of two black holes merging based on general relativity’s predictions. _______________________________________________________________________
By Kate Becker
Kate Becker is a Boston-based science writer who was previously senior researcher for NOVA and NOVA scienceNOW. _______________________________________________________________________
For 13 years, the scientists of LIGO—the most ambitious, and expensive, project in the history of the National Science Foundation—had been waiting. LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, has been twenty-five years and more than half a billion dollars in the making. It involves 900 scientists and engineers, including many whose entire careers have been spent designing, building, and preparing to analyze data streaming in to LIGO.