In 2005, Interstellar
was just a glimmer in the eye of theoretical physicist Kip Thorne. Today, it’s a Christopher Nolan-helmed sci-fi epic, set in a landscape of wormholes, black holes, and tesseracts. Thorne and Nolan join Ira to talk about the process of bringing Thorne’s idea of a story set “on the warped side of the universe” to the big screen...without breaking the laws of physics. Read an excerpt from Thorne's book The Science of Interstellar here
This simulation by visual effects team Double Negative shows the view from a camera in orbit around a black hole spinning at 0.999 of its maximum possible rate.