What is infinity?
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Is the Universe finite or infinite? Is there infinity inside a black hole? Is space infinitely divisible or is there a shortest length? We talk to philosophers and physicists to find out. 

Are there more irrational numbers than rational numbers, or more rational numbers than irrational numbers? Well, there are infinitely many of both, so the question doesn't make sense. It turns out, however, that the set of rational numbers is infinite in a very different way from the set of irrational numbers. 
An infinite set is called countable if you can count it. In
other words, it's called countable if you can put its members into
onetoone correspondence with the natural numbers 1, 2, 3, ... .

John Barrow gives us an overview, from Aristotle's ideas to Cantor's neverending tower of mathematical infinities, and from shock waves to black holes. 
In the latest poll of our Science fiction, science fact project you told us that you wanted to know if infinity exists. In this interview the cosmologist John D. Barrow gives us an overview on the question, from Aristotle's ideas to Cantor's neverending tower of mathematical infinities, and from shock waves to black holes. 