How our universe will end: 'The black holes will eat up everything'

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  • Robbert Dijkgraaf is a theoretical physicist and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is also the co-author of "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge." In this video, he explains how our universe will meet its death. Following is a transcript of the video.

    The black holes will eat up everything else in the universe.

    I'm Robbert Dijkgraaf. I'm the Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and I'm a theoretical physicist.

    I think the greatest discovery from Einstein’s theory is that the universe is expanding. But we learned something even more dramatic in recent years.

    We learned that the universe isn’t only expanding, but there’s like a force inside empty space that helps to push the universe apart. It actually is accelerating the expansion of the universe, and this has really dramatic consequences. It will mean that the distant part of the universe will start moving away so fast at a point, that it’ll go faster than the speed of light.

    That is to say, we’ll never be able to see them. So, what will happen to our part of the universe is that all the neighboring galaxies will slowly fade away. And we are left only with our galaxy and perhaps a few others, and that’s it.

    We will be kind of living in an island universe. So, when the galaxy is left alone in this kind of empty universe, the stars will go out one by one because they will burn their fuel. And if all the stars are done burning their fuel, the only force that’s left is the force of gravity.

    And it will slowly pull them in, and the black holes will eat up everything else in the universe, and this will be it. It’s a very desolate future for the universe. And I think that’s why many physicists were very hesitant to believe that this is actually the true future history of the universe. But it turns out, that the experiments are all pointing in that direction.

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Comments: 481

  • Vicky Maria Vigile
    Vicky Maria Vigile 22 days ago

    Help me out here, isn't the Universe supposed to start shrinking at some point?

  • ExperHax
    ExperHax 23 days ago

    This is 100% WRONG. If this was gonna happen, God would've spoke about it in the Holy Bible. So don't worry guys, This black hole think, and Galaxy explosion crap is NEVER gonna happen, not even in a million years!

  • Invisible Fiddle
    Invisible Fiddle 25 days ago

    yeah just listen to this finite old man talk about what he thinks about the universe and how it will end and all this stuff. don't believe him.

  • Perfect Storms
    Perfect Storms 26 days ago

    What if the entire universe is just some alien kids science fair project and this is his idea of letting us down easy

  • oZzIbRiDgE GaMiNg
    oZzIbRiDgE GaMiNg 27 days ago

    Why Are We Still Here Just To Suffer

  • ilaiv etnad
    ilaiv etnad 29 days ago

    wow that's cool

  • mage2 mage2
    mage2 mage2 29 days ago

    maybe not true

  • Rhodora Gutierrez
    Rhodora Gutierrez 1 month ago

    the terror of the space😞

  • Chill Flix
    Chill Flix 1 month ago

    i saw a black hole in my bedroom :D

  • Renz Yonamine
    Renz Yonamine 1 month ago

    Shut up!! Your not even god and you don't even know what is inside of a fucking black hole !!

  • MutoreoCookie
    MutoreoCookie 1 month ago

    well by the time this happens technology will be so advanced that we will probably have discovered a multi verse and ways to travel between them. I'm just hoping they will be able to resurrect me millions of years later by perhaps taking samples of dirt and generate me a new body

  • Rodionnx
    Rodionnx 1 month ago

    Oh shi... I'm going to "existential crisis club" all over again !! What the point of living, creating something, moving progress etc, if even all the Universe will die eventually??

  • GW oliwinz
    GW oliwinz 1 month ago

    i hope this wont happen man ;-;

  • Shinee Yang
    Shinee Yang 1 month ago

    Then no more school homework!!!!!!! Jk

  • Mick D
    Mick D 1 month ago

    A theoretical physicist telling you how something works is as reliable as an old crow telling you your future from reading tea leaves. What a tosser.

  • Zhg Pop
    Zhg Pop 1 month ago

    This is sad :(

  • Akio Asakura
    Akio Asakura 1 month ago

    We Will Never Know If This Will Happen......Only God Knows What Will Happen To Us....People Just Make This Up...

  • Dan Davis Rocks
    Dan Davis Rocks 1 month ago

    Nah, the black hole becomes so dense upon itself, and the forces of gravity continue to increase the pressure, and suddenly there's another big bang. Just because we haven't seen another big bang, it doesn't mean that they aren't always happening.

  • gsco9141
    gsco9141 1 month ago

    I thought nothing can travel faster than light though. How can other galaxies accelerate away from us faster than the speed of light if that's not physically possible?

  • Spoopi
    Spoopi 1 month ago

    . . .welp.

  • Giovanna Sculli
    Giovanna Sculli 1 month ago

    nothing can go faster than the speed of light even the expanding space of the universe....

  • br0b0t2000
    br0b0t2000 1 month ago

    this dude sound is so into physics he even sounds like Stephen Hawking

  • vinboi
    vinboi 1 month ago

    I knew about heat death, but shit.. black holes huh.

  • Bob Quek
    Bob Quek 1 month ago

    Legend says that everything eaten will be pooped out so... we will not die...

  • Maximusgat
    Maximusgat 1 month ago

    nobody knows what is on the other side of a black hole my point being that black holes might not necessarily be the end.

  • Derpguy1000
    Derpguy1000 1 month ago

    Even though it may seem that we know a lot about outer space, we still have very much to learn. I'm sure that the future humans will find some way to travel to other galaxies if we aren't already extinct by then.

  • Lone Pup
    Lone Pup 1 month ago

    So we're all going to die because of a star fart

  • A Bird Lover
    A Bird Lover 1 month ago

    If there are an infinite amount of universes, that means that there are an infinite amount of universes in which you are a banana that is seen as a regular member of society.

  • TheLoopyDewott
    TheLoopyDewott 1 month ago

    I have to disagree sort of.

  • fatty mcsaggytits
    fatty mcsaggytits 1 month ago

    if dark matter can end up going faster than light then it is possible to go faster than light, that means if we learn how to control dark matter we can reach other stars eventually

  • mvrts
    mvrts 1 month ago

    and we have no proof whatsoever that the shit hes spitting out is true

    • vinboi
      vinboi 1 month ago

      the research papers are all online. you can replicate it to see if its true or not if you have time.

  • Pasta Animeboy
    Pasta Animeboy 1 month ago

    But I don't want the universe destroyed or ended!!!!

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    Come to my channel my first video is uppp

  • Jacob Wilson
    Jacob Wilson 1 month ago

    trump will put an end to this!!!

    -trump suppprters

  • ariana
    ariana 1 month ago

    you don't know the future honey.

  • It's me, Pandaaura!
    It's me, Pandaaura! 1 month ago

    Why aren't we, the Earth livers getting tanken by the blackhole

  • benigz dagasuhan
    benigz dagasuhan 1 month ago

    im here to say "kay walay poreber" 😂😂😂

  • Kareem Tinawi
    Kareem Tinawi 1 month ago

    Isn't Andromeda (our neighboring galaxy) going to merge with our galaxy (the milkyway) after a couple of billion years? Or is he talking about what's going to happen after that?

  • animals that i keep
    animals that i keep 1 month ago


  • Nozilla
    Nozilla 1 month ago

    I wish Nickola Telsa was still alive. We need anther genius!

  • Ariana
    Ariana 1 month ago

    then the big bang will start all over again

  • Gameboy246
    Gameboy246 1 month ago

    Yay, I love watching videos about how "The End" will come and what will happen. I love watching videos of how there is no future.

  • Jonathan Valdovinos
    Jonathan Valdovinos 1 month ago

    It's called the Bible

  • Spartanll7x
    Spartanll7x 1 month ago

    And yet we have ppl that dont believe in the Al Mighty upstairs, the creator of the heavens and earth.

  • Rexarthur Ramos
    Rexarthur Ramos 1 month ago

    Can't go faster than the speed of light.

  • Journalist 27
    Journalist 27 1 month ago

    Wait then this is my question..
    Wont the black whole eat eachother and then theres a big whole then what will that whole eat?

  • Jose the great
    Jose the great 1 month ago

    at least one velocity and chemical reaction has to be strong enough to destabilize a black hole

  • Diamond K Lacy
    Diamond K Lacy 1 month ago

    What if when we get ate by the black hole we go into the past or the future 😱 so coool please eat us hurry....okay I should stop watching videos while I'm high

  • TangentBlocks
    TangentBlocks 1 month ago

    I thought they'll eventually evaporate due to Hawking radiation and the universe will just end up being an enthropic cold void? At least that's what kurzgesagt tells me in every video xD

  • Creuilcreuil _
    Creuilcreuil _ 1 month ago

    "the experiment" and "black hole" yeah yeah lmfao, so basically just here to sell your book

  • Arez
    Arez 1 month ago

    life is a joke!!

  • FaizY RocKs
    FaizY RocKs 1 month ago

    and finally black hole will have his revenge

  • Differential Equations

    and you don't think human will overcome things like the black hole in the next few centries?

  • Ninja 10064
    Ninja 10064 1 month ago

    God will end the universe, done

  • Skring Say
    Skring Say 1 month ago


  • Burhan Altintop
    Burhan Altintop 1 month ago

    nobody can knows this wtf is this

  • Tyler Case
    Tyler Case 1 month ago

    so wow the universe is just like a one time thing. it'll never happen again. it's kinda like gods science fair project or some shit

  • use your glutes
    use your glutes 1 month ago

    who would win a black hole or 1000 lions

  • grant hudson
    grant hudson 1 month ago

    Sad were born late in the universe time of age, yes we still of have billions of years but that nothing compared to astronomical standards. Hell our own Sun will still be around when Andromeda galaxy merges with us. Humankind to much stuck up there own asses to give a shit about our race.

  • Carlyxoxlol
    Carlyxoxlol 1 month ago

    I just think it's amazing and magical how there is a black hole in our galaxy.

    • Carlyxoxlol
      Carlyxoxlol 1 month ago

      harveyuu stay out of this.

    • Carlyxoxlol
      Carlyxoxlol 1 month ago

      Ninja 10064 why is a game related to this matter.

    • harveyuu
      harveyuu 1 month ago

      Its you're... not your. Numbskull.

    • Ninja 10064
      Ninja 10064 1 month ago

      Carlyxoxlol yes a roof can safe then world haven't you played IW yet your missing out

    • Carlyxoxlol
      Carlyxoxlol 1 month ago

      Ninja 10064 "stuopid" Yeah, great spelling. Are you fucking stupid? Wait you are. A black hole can destroy earth. A roof ain't gonna stop it.

  • BlurbleX
    BlurbleX 1 month ago

    Ill be honest I have come to accept death of all things but one thing I will never accept is the concept of a ending to everything because the way I see it if what people say is true it after our entire universe ends there will be a other bing bang then whos to say our universe was the first one to be born and maybe this process has happend an infinate amount of times prior we just don't know it. I can accept ceasing to exeists but not the end of existing because thats just stupid amd quite frankly anyone who arqueas A Defining End is just another person like who I was befor who quite frankly just want a neat ending and rather know everything will come to an end because all the talk about humans becoming "immortal" really makes me feel we are all missing out and honestly the thought that they can't outrun a certain demise lets me sleep at night and will let me accept the end of my excistance. But overall in the end for now I really hope there will never be a true ENDING.

    • BlurbleX
      BlurbleX 1 month ago

      Also My Entire Rant Ignores Any Form Of Religion So Just Want To Make Things Clear That Who The Heck Know Whats Coming Next.

  • Anti-Gravity Gaming
    Anti-Gravity Gaming 1 month ago

    "Theoretical Physicist"

  • Potato
    Potato 1 month ago


  • Cjblaster Holland
    Cjblaster Holland 1 month ago

    not to be that guy but he just said this sad truth with a smile

  • Brown BearTV
    Brown BearTV 1 month ago

    And people say that Christianity is far fetched

  • Clorox Bleach
    Clorox Bleach 1 month ago


  • Uri Nation
    Uri Nation 1 month ago


    Stellar nurseries will still exist within the galaxy.

    Let's not forget: Dark Energy = (Dark Matter) x (speed of dark^2)

  • Masashi Ng
    Masashi Ng 1 month ago

    The universe might last forever.

  • Fastelizabethnewtro roblox is my fave

    0:57 looks like a fidget spinner

  • ForViewingOnly
    ForViewingOnly 1 month ago

    The mindless comments on this video make me wish it would happen much sooner.

  • hi pi
    hi pi 1 month ago


  • Todd Medium Wellington

    Creationism×Evolution=Human. the math is there folks believe what you want though.

  • CLNT-
    CLNT- 1 month ago

    if your theorie is right.... who knows... maybe you just talking bs

  • kenny ben
    kenny ben 1 month ago

    lol this video's thumbnail is my computer's wallpaper

  • ann zanna
    ann zanna 1 month ago

    its ok in a few years ww will have the technology to in other dimension

  • Siopao Espiritu
    Siopao Espiritu 1 month ago

    If the universe expand so much in a way That could cause Atoms to rip apart

  • Bill Cipher
    Bill Cipher 1 month ago

    You could "get succed" into my "black hole" whenever you want ;)

  • Clorox Bleach
    Clorox Bleach 1 month ago

    Time to drink 🍹 myself up before that shit happens.

  • Rick Astley
    Rick Astley 1 month ago

    The universe will turn into a giant black hole, and i'm over here worried about the size of my dick.....

    • apos vlah
      apos vlah 1 month ago

      Rick Astley how much is?

  • ThatGuyMike
    ThatGuyMike 1 month ago

    The thing is its not a bad future, it resets the universe. The amount of atoms being crushed creates the base elements all over again, then a huge explosion from the force scatters it. That is how our universe came into existence, a black hole so big that it exploded and sent everything out. The closest stuff gets sucked back in and the previous furthest stuff gets bombarded so badly that it becomes a dust ring around the centre, being dragged out by all the mass flying away.

  • Jake W
    Jake W 1 month ago

    Good. Means no more democrat party

  • Tarek Faham
    Tarek Faham 1 month ago

    I didn't get it.

  • Dr. Steve Brule
    Dr. Steve Brule 1 month ago

    Meh, scientists are wrong all the time so I don't know how true this is. But if it were to happen then whip out your dicks boys, cuz were about to be sucked into oblivion.

  • YouTube5000
    YouTube5000 1 month ago

    I love how people come up with their own theories. Let's first start finding and naming all the species in our oceans and then when can start coming up with toddler theories.

  • Angel Amador
    Angel Amador 1 month ago

    But how if the earth is flat?

  • Adi Singh kumar
    Adi Singh kumar 1 month ago

    WTF!! You sound like you made the universe.

  • Tripti Paul
    Tripti Paul 1 month ago

    whats inside black hole.. if it consumes up everything.. where does it go.. where is the light sucked up by it..i think we have another universe...antimatter universe inside it.. where the matter from our universe.. and the antimatter collapse out.. to leave nothing.. 😅😅maybe

  • #it'scomplicated -
    #it'scomplicated - 1 month ago

    My point is that the universe we can observe is expanding. It doesn't mean everything was originally infinitesimally small. There must be other drops in an endless ocean. That's the point I'm trying to make. The Big Bang cannot have been the creation of all reality

  • Hammerhead8318
    Hammerhead8318 1 month ago

    The lens in his eyeglass created a refracted black hole at 0.46.

  • Liam te Riele
    Liam te Riele 1 month ago

    Hallo daar meneer Dijkraaf! ;)

  • listen to my mixtape its fire

    You see this man is a scam, there is no proof or actual evidence that anything will or is happening.

    Cant believe people allow this man to speak of the scam he presents.

  • Puzzoozoo
    Puzzoozoo 1 month ago

    And after black holes have eaten it all, they'll all slowly evaporate till its all gone.

  • Raining Stars
    Raining Stars 1 month ago

    Buy this man's book now!

    • Raining Stars
      Raining Stars 1 month ago

      Einstein had a lot of sense after all 😂

  • JoeAngel Panchito
    JoeAngel Panchito 1 month ago

    Now, this is just a random thought but what if the big bang was created by a civilization that knew that the universe was going to end this way so to survive and allow life to start a new they figured out how to recreate the big bang. PROFIT!!!! MARGINS THROUGH THE ROOF!!!!

  • JoeAngel Panchito
    JoeAngel Panchito 1 month ago

    We better start creating our own stars!!!! STAR EARTH LETS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kleo Hyman
    Kleo Hyman 1 month ago

    Pure guess work, no one knows how a black hole truly works. Mabey there is more of a balance in the universe than you think. Black holes are creators and destroyers. They are the engines that drive the galaxies and more. I think you got the wrong idea about black holes. Black holes keep us alive.

  • kirby march Barcena
    kirby march Barcena 1 month ago

    Every beginning has its end,nothing lasts forever.

    • dousu ketoby
      dousu ketoby 1 month ago

      kirby march Barcena the beginning of the end ends too, forming a new beginning.

    • C different
      C different 1 month ago

      kirby march Barcena time doesn't exist in general,it's just something we made up

    • kirby march Barcena
      kirby march Barcena 1 month ago

      If I remember correctly,Stephen Hawking says time does not exist in blackholes.I haven't confirmed yet since I never been inside one...

    • Todd Medium Wellington
      Todd Medium Wellington 1 month ago

      kirby march Barcena how about time?

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