The Genesis Device


Are there more dimensions to our universe than just three? What is the so-called God particle? And what, if anything, existed before our universe came into being? The quest to answer these important scientific questions may finally come to an end this summer when the long-awaited Large Hadron Collider goes online in Europe. One of humanity’s most significant technological achievements to date, the “LHC” is a massive underground ring, seventeen miles in circumference, lying deep beneath the border between Switzerland and France. Using pulsing magnets, the LHC will accelerate streams of subatomic particles to nearly the speed of light, smashing them into each other to create tiny explosions that replicate energetic conditions similar to those that existed only one-billionth of a second after the big bang. And if the scientists who built it are right, the LHC could help to shed light on some of physics’ most elusive mysteries.

In this series of conversations EnlightenNext speaks with some of the world’s leading scientific minds about the scientific, philosophical, and spiritual implications of the largest machine ever built.


Michio Kaku
In Search of the God Particle

Acclaimed theoretical physicist Michio Kaku speaks with EnlightenNext’s Tom Huston about the scientific and spiritual implications of the Large Hadron Collider, a massive device that will help to solve some of physics’ most elusive mysteries.


Keith Ward
The Big Questions in Science and Religion

British philosopher and theologian Keith Ward speaks to EnlightenNext’s Carter Phipps about his new book, which explores the fundamental roots of the controversial relationship between science and religion.



Janna Levin
Mysteries of the Universe

Editor Tom Huston talks to theoretical physicist Janna Levin about some of the most imaginative new theories describing the nature and structure of the universe.