Professor of physics Jim Al-Khalili investigates the most accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever - quantum physics.
A documentary that explores how humanity came to understand the universe and its origins in the Big Bang.
Scientists have been fascinated with the idea of controlling gravity for over 200 years. In the mid-1990s, British aerospace manufacturer BAE Systems began a ground-breaking project code-named 'Green glow', which set about turning science fiction into reality. NASA was simultaneously running its own Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project. Looking at these past projects and into the future, BBC's Horizon explores science's obsession with the idea of gravity control. Are flying cars and journeys to the stars still the stuff of dreams?
Brian Cox explains how we can discover what stars are made of by analysing the light that arrives on earth from the stars. Elements are shown to emit certain colours when they are burnt.
Professor Brian Cox explains how stars die. Stars are only able to survive as long as they have a supply of hydrogen to burn. But all stars will eventually run out and then die.
Professor Brian Cox demonstrates how the chemical elements are made in the death throes of a dying star. All 92 elements on Earth, including those that make up our bodies, were formed at the heart of a star.
Professor Stephen Hawking is going to help you think like a genius, reveal your true potential and answer some big questions about the world around us.
The forces of nature have kept Earth on the move since it was formed billions of years ago, we follow its epic journey shaping our lives.
In the south of France, scientists from 37 countries are building the most complex machine ever attempted: an artificial sun. If they get it right, it will illuminate the way to produce clean, cheap, abundant energy for millions of years. If they fail, it will be one of the biggest scientific failures of all time. Nuclear fusion has been the holy grail of energy for many decades now. It’s the process that drives stars, the ultimate source of energy in the universe. The possibility that fusion might be achievable on Earth as an energy source has driven scientists to the edge of reason for almost a century. Original title: Let There Be Light.
Professor Brian Cox is able to witness the oldest light in the Universe, by listening to its stretched wavelengths through a radio.
Professor Brian Cox explains the concept of entropy and the arrow of time. Entropy is the measure of how many ways in which something can be rearranged.
Professor Brian Cox simulates the strength of gravity on other planets using a centrifuge in Holland. Gravity is the force that keeps our feet on the ground.
Professor Brian Cox experiences what a world without gravity would be like. Brian falls from 15km on board a special aircraft, nicknamed the 'vomit comet', to experience weightlessness.
Brian Cox explains why black holes are invisible. Black holes are the most destructive forces in the universe, able to devour whole stars. We cannot see them, but we can see the effect they have on the surrounding space.
Ben and Rhys make their final stop on the food crawl at MacQ 01, a brand-new hotel in Hobart which has many stories behind it.
Ben creates a fiery Armaticianna pizza at Fairholme on the Ozpig, and Dr Andrew Stephenson helps us to understand the different methods of energy transfer.
From award winning producer David Grubin this biography presents a complex and revealing portrait of one of the most important American scientists of the twentieth century. Interweaving interviews with family members, scholars and colleagues with dramatic recreations featuring Academy Award nominated actor David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck, and The Bourne Ultimatum, this program follows J. Robert Oppenheimer on a fascinating arc through the century, from the heady world of international physics to the top secret Manhattan Project, and finally to the dark days of the Red Scare and McCarthyism.
How do we hear music coming from a speaker? Join Yanick as he investigates how vibrations are made in a speaker and how sounds travels through different mediums to bring the sweet sounds of music to our ears.
Join Yanick in the Physics House to take a look at the physics behind everyday phenomena we encounter in our homes.
Our weather is extraordinary, from bowling ball sized hailstones to twisting tornadoes, but even the most extreme weather witnessed on Earth cannot compare to the weather on the other planets in our solar system, or even planets millions of light-years away, across the universe. Visiting state of the art laboratories and using amazing CGI images, this documentary will recreate the weather on these planets and illustrate worlds that not even the most creative science fiction writers could imagine.
Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain raise the stakes in the final night of their astronomy extravaganza, and reveal the results of their viewers' challenge to find undiscovered galaxies at the edge of space. Reporting live from above the clouds in Norway, Liz Bonnin has one last chance to capture the spectacular Northern Lights, using super-sensitive cameras. Brian reveals why no-one really knows what our own galaxy, the Milky Way, really looks like, and how the remarkable Gaia space probe is set to change all that by mapping a billion of our neighbouring stars. With his sights set on a weekend break to a distant planet, Dara prepares to suffer as he straps himself into a human centrifuge to find out whether humans can accelerate to light speed. Meanwhile, resident astronomer Mark Thompson joins thousands of amateur astronomers at one of the spectacular stargazing parties taking place across the country, and looks ahead at the treats the night sky has in store over the year.
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