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'A Big Bang In A Little Room' Explores How Scientists Could Create A New Universe

Zeeya Merali's book tackles the possibility that scientists are getting closer to creating a tiny universe in the laboratory.
"A Big Bang In A Little Room," by Zeeya Merali. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

British journalist and scientist Zeeya Merali isn’t content writing about easy subjects. Merali is a theoretical cosmologist, and her latest book tackles the possibility that scientists are getting closer to the day when they may be able to create a tiny universe in the laboratory. She does a deep dive into the implications — about creation, faith and morality.

Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins talks with Merali (@littlebangtheor) about those questions, and her new book, “A Big Bang in a Little Room: The Quest to Create New Universes.”

Book Excerpt: ‘A Big Bang In A Little Room’

By Zeeya Merali

This is a book that is all about beginnings. It tells

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