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Muller 00:06:00

Alexander Müller

by Alexander Mller
Alexander Müller
for 14-19 and upwards,
Interviews | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1630 views
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K. Alexander Müller shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with J. Georg Bednorz in 1987 'for their important break-through in the discovery of superconductivity in ceramic materials'. At the age of 9 Mller was given a radio (a single vacuum tube receiv....

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antimatter 00:29:00

Antimatter

by Various Presenters
Antimatter
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1302 views
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What is antimatter? What does it tell us about the structure of our universe? Can we ever detect it?

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Cox 1 00:04:00

Big Bang – a tour of the Large Hadron Collider

by Brian Cox
Big Bang – a tour of the Large Hadron Collider
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1125 views
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Dr Brian Cox takes us on a tour of the Large Hadron Collider where the conditions moments after the Big Bang are to be recreated.

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Davies P Wormholes 00:59:00

Black holes, Wormholes and Time Travel

by Paul Davies
Black holes, Wormholes and Time Travel
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 3211 views
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The idea of time travel makes great science fiction, but can it really be achieved? Paul Davies, Visiting Professor of Physics at Imperial College, describes wormholes in space and other ways that might allow travel into the past or future.

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Giacconi 00:13:00

Cosmic X-ray sources

by Riccardo Giacconi
Cosmic X-ray sources
for 14-19 and upwards,
Interviews | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 5563 views
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Riccardo Giacconi , USA was awarded half of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2002 for 'for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, which have led to the discovery of cosmic X-ray sources.

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Murrell ice 00:02:00

Dry Ice and Wet Ice

by John Murrell
Dry Ice and Wet Ice
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 2161 views
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Murrell electrical conduction 00:02:00

Electrical Conduction

by John Murrell
Electrical Conduction
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 917 views
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Tonomura 2 00:59:00

Electron Waves Unveil The Microcosmos

by Akira Tonomura
Electron Waves Unveil The Microcosmos
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 950 views
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Since the time of Faraday lines of force in space have been 'observed' by sprinkling iron filings around magnet. The lecturer explains how, with modern techniques we can 'see' lines of force inside a solid magnet. The studies reveal a fascinating dyn....

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Murrell elasticity 00:05:00

Flexibility, Elasticity, Heat Conduction

by John Murrell
Flexibility, Elasticity, Heat Conduction
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1322 views
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't Hooft2 00:07:00

Gerardus ‘t Hooft

by Gerardus t' Hooft
Gerardus ‘t Hooft
for 18-22 and upwards,
Interviews | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 884 views
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Gerardus 't Hooft, the Netherlands shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1999 with Martinus J.F. Veltman, the Netherlands 'for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics'. He came from a family of intellectuals. His great....

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Murrell hardness 00:01:00

Hardness

by John Murrell
Hardness
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 992 views
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Murrell heat conduction 00:04:00

Heat Conduction

by John Murrell
Heat Conduction
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1066 views
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Kroemer 00:11:00

Herbert Kroemer

by Herbert Kroemer
Herbert Kroemer
for 18-22 and upwards,
Interviews | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 977 views
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In 2000 Herbert Kroemer, who was born in Germany, and works at UCSB in the USA shared half of the Nobel Prize for Physics with Zhores I. Alferov ( Russia ) 'for basic work on information and communication technology' and in particular 'for developing....

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Lucas 00:57:00

How X-rays cracked the structure of DNA

by Amand Lucas
How X-rays cracked the structure of DNA
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 944 views
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An elegantly simple optical diffraction demonstration with an inexpensive laser pointer is used to show the way in which x-rays can reveal the structure of crystals, and in particular, the double helix structure of DNA.

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Shaha 00:02:00

Hunting for Higgs – Why Build the Large Hadron Collider?

by Alom Shaha
Hunting for Higgs – Why Build the Large Hadron Collider?
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 10 years ago | 821 views
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This short documentary explains why the Large Hadron Collider was built and what scientists are using the collider to look for.

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Milstead 00:14:00

In search of the mysterious magnetic monopole

by David Milstead
In search of the mysterious magnetic monopole
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 824 views
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Searching for the mysterious magnetic monopole.

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Giaever 00:15:00

Ivar Giaever

by Ivar Giaver
Ivar Giaever
for 14-19 and upwards,
Interviews | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1225 views
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Ivar Giaever won the Nobel Prize in 1973 for his investigations of tunneling in semiconductors and superconductors. Giaever worked on metal thin films and tunneling and took a Solid State physics course. Although he knew nothing about Superconductivi....

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Esaki 00:08:00

Leo Esaki

by Leo Esaki
Leo Esaki
for 18-22 and upwards,
Interviews | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1333 views
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Leo Esaki is a Japanese physicist who shared half the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 with Ivar Giaever for the discovery of the phenomenon of electron tunneling. The second half of the prize was awarded to Brian David Josephson. He is known for his i....

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Sharman 00:29:00

Life in Space

by Helen Sharman
Life in Space
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 958 views
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Helen Sharman, the UK's first astronaut, gives a vibrant account of her personal experience of life in space using models and film to illustrate the key scientific concepts involved in spaceflight. Among other things she discusses the way Newton's Th....

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Hare light-sound 00:05:00

Light Beam

by Jonathan Hare
Light Beam
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 947 views
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Light is reflected off a flexible shiny surface fixed to the end of a plastic tube. When one speaks into the tubes sound vibrations pass down the tube and make the surface vibrate. The reflected light is therefore sent off from the surface in a con....

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Veltman 2 00:16:00

Martinus J.F. Veltman

by Martinus Veltman
Martinus J.F. Veltman
for 18-22 and upwards,
Interviews | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 894 views
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Martinus J.F. Veltman, the Netherlands shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1999 with Gerardus 't Hooft the Netherlands 'for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics'. Not all areas of Holland were very advanced when V....

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Townes 00:44:00

Masers and Lasers

by Charles Townes
Masers and Lasers
for 18-22 and upwards,
Interviews | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1009 views
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Charles Hard Townes received the Nobel Prize for Phyiscs in 1964 'for fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser principle' He was award half of the P....

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Murrell temperature 2 4min 00:10:00

Measuring Temperature

by John Murrell
Measuring Temperature
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 950 views
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Dresselhaus2 00:02:00

Millie Dresselhaus

by Millie Dresselhaus
Millie Dresselhaus
for 14-19 and upwards,
Interviews | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 954 views
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Mildred Dresselhaus was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in a poor section of the Bronx. She was a Fullbright Fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University (UK) in 1951-52 and obtained a PhD at the University of Chicago in 1958. Mill....

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CapturFiles_15 00:29:00

Mobile Phones – Safe?

by Various Presenters
Mobile Phones – Safe?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 869 views
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A presentation discussing the science of mobile phones and associated radiation. Are mobile phones safe?

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Bloembergen 00:08:00

Nicolaas Bloembergen

by Nicolaas Bloembergen
Nicolaas Bloembergen
for 18-22 and upwards,
Interviews | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 731 views
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Interview with Nicolaas Bloembergen, USA, who shared half of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1981 with Arthur Leonard Schawlow, USA 'for their contributions to the development of laser spectroscopy' He discusses the technical developments of his work ....

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Collier 01:00:00

Nuclear Power Plant Safety – What’s the Problem?

by John Collier
Nuclear Power Plant Safety – What’s the Problem?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 834 views
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A significant proportion of our electricity is generated by thermonuclear reactions. The dangers attached to these processes and the radioactive products are well known and publicised. Much less well known are the measures taken to ensure that the hi....

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Hare parabolic 00:02:00

Parabolic Light Collectors

by Jonathan Hare
Parabolic Light Collectors
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 10 years ago | 5347 views
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Parabolic surfaces can be used to concentrate energy for example to focus sunlight to heat things. Using an old World War II spot light mirror we demonstrate how easy it it is to concentrate enough energy to cause combustion. Finally, we show how to ....

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Hare piezo 00:03:00

Piezoelectricity

by Jonathan Hare
Piezoelectricity
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1322 views
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Some minerals such as quartz can produce electricity simply by squeezing or bending them - these are called piezoelectric crystals. Here is a simple and cheap demonstration you can do.

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Hare Potato battery 00:07:00

Potato Battery

by Jonathan Hare
Potato Battery
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1384 views
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When two different types of conductors are pushed into a potato chemical reactions take place charging them up - we have a simple electrochemical cell. A potato, zinc screw and carbon rod produce about 1V. We experiment joining a few of these cells u....

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Feynman 1 01:18:00

Richard Feynman – The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures – Part 1

by Richard Feynman
Richard Feynman – The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures – Part 1
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 2213 views
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A gentle lead-in to the subject, Feynman starts by discussing photons and their properties.

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Feynman 2 01:39:00

Richard Feynman – The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures – Part 2

by Richard Feynman
Richard Feynman – The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures – Part 2
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1122 views
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What are reflection and transmission, and how do they work?

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Feyman 3 01:40:00

Richard Feynman – The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures – Part 3

by Richard Feynman
Richard Feynman – The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures – Part 3
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 943 views
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Feynman diagrams and the intricacies of particle interaction.

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Feynman 4 01:34:00

Richard Feynman – The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures – Part 4

by Richard Feynman
Richard Feynman – The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures – Part 4
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1503 views
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What does it mean, and where is it all leading?

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Hare seawater battery 00:04:00

Seawater Battery

by Jonathan Hare
Seawater Battery
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1820 views
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When two different metals are placed in a salt solution (an electrolyte) the chemistry produces a voltage. This is called a cell. By wiring up a number of these cells we can make a battery and use it to power electrical circuits.

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Hare shake a gen 00:04:00

Shake-a-Gen

by Jonathan Hare
Shake-a-Gen
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 10 years ago | 992 views
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This is a simple yet effective demonstration of electricity generation. 500 turns of wire are wound onto a 35mm film can and the two ends are attached to an LED light. A strong magnet is placed in the can and the lid fixed back in place. The generato....

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Shears sizes2 00:04:00

Sizing Things Up

by Tara Shears
Sizing Things Up
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 822 views
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Dr Tara Shears explains that one of Science's greatest achievements is to have accurately measured everything from the width of the universe to the diameter of a quark. This film features an animated zoom in from the universe to the heart of a hydrog....

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Murrell sublimation 00:02:00

Some Materials Do Not Have Liquid Form

by John Murrell
Some Materials Do Not Have Liquid Form
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 833 views
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Friend 00:58:00

Spectroscopy and beyond

by Richard Friend
Spectroscopy and beyond
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 870 views
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Professor Sir Richard Friend is Cavendish Professor of Physics and part of the Optoelectronics Group at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.His research interests cover: 1) Conjugated Polymers, in particular the development of new semic....

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Richardson 00:15:00

Superfluidity in Helium 3 – Nobel Physics Prize 1996

by Various Presenters
Superfluidity in Helium 3 – Nobel Physics Prize 1996
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1071 views
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Together Osheroff and Richardson talk about their different scientific research backgrounds which leads a fascinating discussion on their joint work for the Noble Prize.

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Murrell Temperature and States 00:04:00

Temperature and States of Matter

by John Murrell
Temperature and States of Matter
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 6756 views
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A short video explaining how to measure temperature.

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Murrell temp scale 00:10:00

Temperature Scales

by John Murrell
Temperature Scales
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 872 views
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John Murrell explains scales and colour changes with temperature, boiling and melting,

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Cox 2 00:14:00

The Building Blocks of Matter

by Brian Cox
The Building Blocks of Matter
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 816 views
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The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is the biggest science experiment ever built. Scientists from all over the world are heading to CERN with the aim of recreating particles from the beginning of the universe. Dr Brian Cox takes us on a scientific jour....

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Cox 3 00:14:00

The Forces of Nature

by Brian Cox
The Forces of Nature
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 895 views
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Can everything that happens in the universe be explained in terms of just three forces? Particle Physicist Brian Cox talks us through the history of our scientific understanding, revealing why scientists have come to believe this. Brian explores the ....

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Hare geiger 00:02:00

The Geiger Counter

by Jonathan Hare
The Geiger Counter
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 957 views
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Although essentially a very simple device the Gieger Counter is an exquisitely sensitive detector of ionising radiation. It can detect a single particle. Here we demonstrate its use in detecting radiation from minerals and describe in simple terms ho....

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Cox 4 00:14:00

The Hunt for the Higgs

by Brian Cox
The Hunt for the Higgs
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 868 views
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Particle physicist Brian Cox explains how quantum mechanics has changed the way that we think the world works and why it predicts the existence of a particle that has never been seen. The Higgs boson is a mysterious particle that explains why things ....

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Shears anti 00:03:00

The Matter with AntiMatter

by Tara Shears
The Matter with AntiMatter
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 958 views
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If equal amounts of matter and anitmatter were created at the birth of the universe then why does our universe seem to be made almost entirely from matter? Dr Tara Shears tells us how this mystery could be explained by the Large Hadron Collider exper....

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Shears dark 00:03:00

The Mystery of the Missing Mass

by Tara Shears
The Mystery of the Missing Mass
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 843 views
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Dr Tara Shears explains why scientists are convinced that Dark Matter exists and how a new experiment called the Large Hadron Collider might finally tell us exactly what this mysterious missing mass is made of.

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