Take a Quantum Leap with The Fabric of The Cosmos

Over the next month, NOVA is going to confirm what most sci-fi enthusiasts already suspect-that everything we've been taught about space and time just might be total B.S. The past is not just a series of faded events, the future isn't yet defined, and despite what science prudes say, we probably aren't alone.

The Fabric of The Cosmos, the four-part follow up to acclaimed physicist Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe, takes an intensely in-depth look at all we think we know-and then turns it upside down. So in the weeks leading to the November 2 series premiere on PBS, we'll be giving you a brief primer on what to expect from each brilliant episode. So far we've explored space and time. Today, we take a shot at wrapping our minds around quantum mechanics.

The third installment of The Fabric of The Cosmos might be called "Quantum Leap", but Sam Beckett and Al Calavacci are nowhere to be seen. Instead, Brian Greene takes viewers on a mind-bending journey of discovery as he maps out the micro world of quantum mechanics—and how the associated theories effect a much larger picture. Looking back a hundred years, Greene explores the original impetus for the quantum revolution, and how leading minds of the time—including Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr—paved the way for all we know today.

Check out the trailer to the left, then head here to get up to speed on the very real science behind the series. And don't forget to tune in to NOVA's The Fabric of The Cosmos series starting on Wednesday, November 2 at 9/8c. Only on PBS.

[CGI from The Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap]