Physicists use particle accelerators to replicate the early Universe’s conditions, revealing insights from the Big Bang to the formation of atoms. Data generated in particle physics experiments and theoretical physics can offer a glimpse into the earliest moments of the cosmos.

Kmele Foster, host of Dispatches from The Well, visited Fermilab last spring to speak with scientists about how exploring the mysteries at the heart of particle physics can help us better understand some of the most profound mysteries of our universe. This Big Think production features Bonnie Fleming, Don Lincoln, Doga Kurkcuoglu and Rachel Pfaff.

What is the shape of space itself?

Don Lincoln explores Einstein’s theory of general relativity as introducing the concept of space having a shape. So, what is the shape of space?