Is there an 8-dimensional "engine" behind our universe? Join Marion Kerr on a fun, visually exciting journey as she explores a mysterious, highly complex structure known simply as 'E8'—a weird, 8-dimensional mathematical object that for some, strange reason, appears to encode all of the particles and forces of our 3-dimensional universe.
Meet surfer and renowned theoretical physicist Garrett Lisi as he rides the waves and paraglides over the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui and talks about his groundbreaking discovery about E8 relates deeply to our reality; and learn why Los Angeles based Klee Irwin and his group of research scientists believe that the universe is essentially a 3-dimensional "shadow" of this enigmatic... thing... that may exist behind the curtain of our reality.
Main film credits:
Host: Marion Kerr
Written, Directed and Edited by David Jakubovic
Director of Photography: Natt McFee
Lead animator: Sarah Winters
Original Music by Daniel Jakubovic
Rerecording mixer: Patrick Giraudi
Line Producer: Piper Norwood
Executive producer: Klee Irwin
Producers: David Jakubovic, Stephanie Nadanarajah
Also starring Daniel Jakubovic as Agent Smooth
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