Parallel Universes (2002)

Film details

Alternative titles

  • Parallel Universes Original

Cast & Credits

Synopsis

Considers the scientific theory of parallel universes, suggesting that they could exist less than one millimetre away from us and that our gravity is just a weak signal leaking out of another universe into ours. Serious research began when superstring theory, hyperspace and dark matter made physicists realise that the three dimensions that were previously used to describe the universe were not enough and that there are actually eleven dimensions. Also examines the theory that our universe was originally created when two floating universes collided millions of years ago and considers the risks of such an event happening again. Contributors include: Michio Kaku (City University of New York); Alan Guth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); Burt Ovrut (University of Pennsylvania); Paul Steinhardt (Princeton University); Michael Duff (University of Michigan); Lisa Randall and Nima Arkani-Hamed (Harvard University); and Neil Turok (cosmologist, Cambridge University).

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top