"As a result of a thousand million years of evolution, the universe is becoming conscious of itself, able to understand something of its past history and its possible future." - Julian Huxley
In The Mind of The Universe, great scientists of our era illuminate the world of tomorrow. They take us into the future, transgressing the borders of their disciplines.
All of the interview footage is freely available for everyone to use and modify, to make sure the mind of the universe contributes to the growth of our knowledge.
Three universities: Erasmus Rotterdam, Delft and Leiden, have taken VPRO’s The Mind of the Universe as the starting point of an Online Learning Experience. Each learning experience will challenge you to dig deeper into your topic of interest, explore the cutting-edge subjects in a critical manner and debate scientific and ethical issues with people around the world.
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Because of the mind of the universe's global nature, UNESCO decided to officially support the series. The open nature of the mind of the universe allows every broadcaster in the world to broadcast this series, in any form desired. Robbert Dijkgraaf is the host of the Dutch series. The Dutch version of the mind of the universe was aired from May 7, 2017.
The mind of the universe consists of ten episodes. In each episode, a typical human quality takes central stage, in which the scientists and their research are embedded.