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MARCUS CHOWN, cosmologist, astronomer and writer returns to Inquiry to talk about his latest book THE MATCHBOX THAT ATE A FORTY-TON TRUCK: WHAT EVERYDAY THINGS TELL US ABOUT THE UNIVERSE. In every chapter, Chown takes a common experience and reveals how this small event actually reveals basics about cosmology, particle physics and quantum dynamics. Tonight we talk about how breaking a tea cup can subtly tell us how the universe expanded after the Big Bang! This is science at its most entertaining and informative. Be sure to tune in! To access an video interview of Marcus Chown talking with Prof Paul Halpern on bloggingheads.tv.: http://brainwaveweb.com/diavlogs/29246