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Travelling waves I

by Joe Wolfe
Travelling waves I
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1355 views
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In an extended medium, inertia and a restoring force can lead to waves, which reflect at boundaries, either erect or inverted.

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00:09:00

Oscillations

by Joe Wolfe
Oscillations
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1016 views
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Inertia and restoring forces can, with low friction or damping, lead to oscillations and resonance. We analyse the mechanics of vibrations.

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00:12:00

Gravity

by Joe Wolfe
Gravity
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1197 views
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The inverse square law explains planetary motion - and apples falling. Newton's law, measuring G, calculating orbits.

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01:03:00

Plastic fantastic: electronics for the 21st century

by Richard Friend
Plastic fantastic: electronics for the 21st century
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1046 views
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Plastics - or, more correctly, polymers have traditionally been used by the electronics industry as passive materials. Now however, new types of polymers have been discovered which behave as semiconductors. For example, they can emit light when subje....

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01:00:00

The mesoscopic world – from plastic bags to brain disease.

by Athene Donald
The mesoscopic world – from plastic bags to brain disease.
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1104 views
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Structures looking broadly the same in the optical microscope are found in starch granules within plants, in polythene bags and in sections of diseased brain tissue. Athene Donald explores structural similarities between different assemblies of polym....

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01:12:00

The quandary of the quark

by Christine Davies
The quandary of the quark
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1015 views
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99.9% of the visible material in the universe is made of quarks and yet we know surprisingly little about them. Professor Davies describes how the properties of the quark are now being revealed, and the implications that this will have for our unders....

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01:08:00

Optical science in the fast lane

by Wileon Sibbett
Optical science in the fast lane
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1019 views
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In this talk Wilson Sibbett introduces some of the underlying concepts that have enabled us to develop practical ultrafast lasers and a selection of applications that range from the fundamentals of chemical bonding to weapons decommissioning!

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00:56:00

Einstein’s legacy as scientist and icon

by Martin Rees
Einstein’s legacy as scientist and icon
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 11 years ago | 923 views
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What might 'new Einsteins' achieve in the 21st century? Science offers more intellectual challenges than ever, but is a less individualistic enterprise. Technology offers imense opportunities, but poses threats and ethical dilemmas. Can scientists re....

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01:12:00

What is quantum non-locality?

by Sandu Popescu
What is quantum non-locality?
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1101 views
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In his talk Sandu will explain this quantum non-locality and present some of the uses of non-locality for quantum information and communication - strange effects such as teleportation - and will discuss the implications of non-locality for understand....

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00:41:00

Particle Physics and the Mysteries of the Early Universe

by Cristina Lazzeron
Particle Physics and the Mysteries of the Early Universe
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1018 views
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Dr Cristina Lazzeroni, a Royal Society University Research Fellow from the University of Birmingham, reveals the secrets of the world's largest accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider and how the LHC experiments hope to answer big questions about the ....

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01:10:00

The LHC: largest experiment and smallest particles

by Tara Shears
The LHC: largest experiment and smallest particles
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1030 views
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The LHC is the most powerful particle accelerator ever built. It is capable of recreating the very energetic conditions last seen in the universe a billionth of a second after the Big Bang, and allows particle physicists to study the fundamental ingr....

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01:16:00

Every picture tells a story

by John Barrow
Every picture tells a story
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 11 years ago | 980 views
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We will look at the role of pictures and images in the development of science. From the first graphs and illustrated books to Molscript, the influence of the first pictures of spiral galaxies on Van Gogh's 'Starry Night', to the artistic resonances o....

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01:03:00

Taming the Quanta

by Martin Plenio
Taming the Quanta
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1184 views
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Devices are now reaching the realm where individual structures are made up of only a few atoms so that quantum mechanics, the theory of the very small, is playing a crucial role. The inevitable quantum fluctuations produce noise which was initially e....

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01:01:00

The uses of infinity: a philosopher looks at emergent phenomena in physics

by Jeremy Butterfield
The uses of infinity: a philosopher looks at emergent phenomena in physics
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 11 years ago | 742 views
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Emergence, and its contrary, reduction, are buzz-words in both physics and philosophy. Both physicists and philosophers disagree about the extent to which we can understand large-scale or complex phenomena in terms of their microscopic parts.

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00:10:00

Rotation

by Joe Wolfe
Rotation
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1046 views
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Torques produce angular acceleration, moment of inertia 'resists' it. Rotational kinetic energy and angular momentum.

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00:09:00

Sticky tape X-rays

by Carlos Camara
Sticky tape X-rays
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1005 views
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Peeling sticky tape emits energy that extends into the X-ray regime, reports a study in Nature. The research provides evidence for a phenomenon that was first observed more than 50 years ago.nnIt is well known that unwinding sticky tape produces spar....

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Dark Matter, Dark Energy

by George Smoot
Dark Matter, Dark Energy
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1617 views
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Smoot's Nobel Prize was awarded for his analysis of that whisper from the Big Bang, the cosmic microwave background radiation. Today he hopes CERN's data will again transform our understanding of the universe. Young scientists Bilge Demirkoz and Benj....

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00:06:00

The Quantum Lattice

by William Phillips
The Quantum Lattice
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1172 views
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Awarded a Nobel Prize for using lasers to control and cool atoms, producing the Bose-Einstein condensation, Bill Phillips is eager to hear about new theories from young scientists like Hannah Venzl. An exciting dialogue develops between them on a boa....

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00:06:00

Fibre and Sunlight

by John Hall
Fibre and Sunlight
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1130 views
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Fine tuning the frequencies of light gave John Hall a Nobel Prize, and helped transform the fields of precision measurement and information transmission. Iris Choi and Andrei Ghicov are young scientists excited by the ways physics can change our worl....

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00:06:00

Abolishing Time?

by David Gross
Abolishing Time?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1458 views
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David Gross's Nobel Prize was for work on the 'strong' force which acts between quarks inside the atom. Now he works on string theory, hoping to understand how all the forces of nature could be united. He believes the next steps may involve throwing ....

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00:10:00

A linear collider at CERN – from IOP

by Rolf-Dieter Heuer
A linear collider at CERN – from IOP
for All ages,
Interviews | All ages | 11 years ago | 1421 views
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The boss of CERN wants the next big experiment in particle physics after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to be built at the Geneva lab. Speaking in an interview with physicsworld.com, Rolf-Dieter Heuer said that CERN should host the experiment, which....

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00:10:00

Momentum

by Joe Wolfe
Momentum
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1058 views
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p=mv. If external forces are zero, momentum is conserved. In collisions, energy may be conserved (elastic) or not (inelastic).

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00:12:00

The Nature and Physics of Lightning

by Emily Dougherty
The Nature and Physics of Lightning
for 14-19 and upwards,
Undergraduate presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 2714 views
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Emily Dougherty presents on the nature and physics of lightning.

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00:05:00

Light

by Shalini Golla
Light
for 14-19 and upwards,
Undergraduate presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1104 views
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Shalini Golla presents on the science behind light.

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00:07:00

Nuclear Power in the United States

by Kelly Schwirian
Nuclear Power in the United States
for 14-19 and upwards,
Undergraduate presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 992 views
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Kelly Schwirian presents on nuclear power in the United States.

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00:07:00

Diffraction and Fourier Transforms

by Tega Edo
Diffraction and Fourier Transforms
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1303 views
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How we are affected by the very widespread manifesations of diffraction.

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00:10:00

Why can’t we see atoms?

by John Rodenburg
Why can’t we see atoms?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1255 views
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John talks about diffraction and the limits it puts on our ability to image atoms. Can we make an electron-microscope without lenses?

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00:08:00

Centre of mass

by Joe Wolfe
Centre of mass
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1169 views
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In finite objects, the total external force equals the total mass times the acceleration of a point called the centre of mass.

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00:06:00

Improving your Memory

by Matthew Bryan
Improving your Memory
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 868 views
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Looking at how hard disk drives can be improvedn

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00:10:00

Energy and power

by Joe Wolfe
Energy and power
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1020 views
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The total work done on an object equals the increase in its kinetic energy. For conservative forces, we can define potential energy.

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01:28:00

The Physics of Angels and Demons

by Harrison Prosper
The Physics of Angels and Demons
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 940 views
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Professor Harrison Prosper of FSU Physics Department looks at the science behind the recently released movie 'Angels and Demons', starring Tom Hanks and based upon a Dan Brown novel. Prof. Prosper discusses topics such as antimatter, dark matter, dar....

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00:06:00

Centripetal force – how do we measure it?

by Colin Byfleet
Centripetal force – how do we measure it?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Teaching modules | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 7719 views
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A short video showing a simple classroom method of checking the way in which this force is related to mass, speed and radius.

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00:14:00

Going round in circles – how do we do it?

by Colin Byfleet
Going round in circles – how do we do it?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Teaching modules | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1345 views
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A presentation showing both the ideas about centripetal force and a simple classroom method of checking the way in which this force is related to mass, speed and radius.

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00:05:00

Measuring the speed of pulses

by Colin Byfleet
Measuring the speed of pulses
for 14-19 and upwards,
Teaching modules | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1753 views
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A short clip showing the experimental measurement of the speed of electrical pulses in a cable - a large fraction of the speed of light.

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00:09:00

Measuring the speed of sound

by Colin Byfleet
Measuring the speed of sound
for 14-19 and upwards,
Teaching modules | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 11042 views
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A presentation showing how to measure the speed of sound over a short distance on a laboratory table.

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00:04:00

Measuring the speed of sound – experimental details

by Colin Byfleet
Measuring the speed of sound – experimental details
for 11-14 and upwards,
Teaching modules | 11-14 and upwards | 12 years ago | 8074 views
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A short clip showing the measurement of the speed of sound over short distances.

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00:10:00

Weight and contact forces

by Joe Wolfe
Weight and contact forces
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1340 views
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Carefully distinguish mass and weight. Hooke's law quantifies deformation. Contact forces have normal and frictional components.

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00:55:00

The Quantum World abserver by Electron Waves

by Akira Tonomura
The Quantum World abserver by Electron Waves
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1407 views
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Dr. Tonomura is a world renowned pioneer and authority in the field of electron holography, for which he has received many national and international recognitions. He is recognized for his contributions in the development of electron holography, the ....

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00:05:00

Light Beam

by Jonathan Hare
Light Beam
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1191 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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00:07:00

Potato Battery

by Jonathan Hare
Potato Battery
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1911 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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00:04:00

Shake-a-Gen

by Jonathan Hare
Shake-a-Gen
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1234 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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00:04:00

Seawater Battery

by Jonathan Hare
Seawater Battery
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 12 years ago | 2257 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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00:03:00

Three Windmills

by Jonathan Hare
Three Windmills
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1158 views
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Converting wind power into electricity seems like an ideal way of helping to solve our energy problems. However, the power generated by a windmill is dependent on the wind speed. If the wind drops to half its speed there is as little as an 1/8th of t....

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00:02:00

Parabolic Light Collectors

by Jonathan Hare
Parabolic Light Collectors
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 12 years ago | 5551 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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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 | 12 years ago | 7874 views
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A short video explaining how to measure temperature.

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00:10:00

Measuring Temperature

by John Murrell
Measuring Temperature
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1204 views
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00:10:00

Temperature Scales

by John Murrell
Temperature Scales
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1115 views
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John Murrell explains scales and colour changes with temperature, boiling and melting,

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00:01:00

Volume Changes with Temperature

by John Murrell
Volume Changes with Temperature
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 881 views
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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 | 12 years ago | 1005 views
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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 | 12 years ago | 2693 views
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00:01:00

Why Does Ice Float?

by John Murrell
Why Does Ice Float?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 4021 views
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00:03:00

What is Matter? Solids, Liquids and Gases

by John Murrell
What is Matter? Solids, Liquids and Gases
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 9064 views
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00:05:00

Flexibility, Elasticity, Heat Conduction

by John Murrell
Flexibility, Elasticity, Heat Conduction
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1759 views
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00:04:00

Heat Conduction

by John Murrell
Heat Conduction
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1973 views
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00:02:00

Electrical Conduction

by John Murrell
Electrical Conduction
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1167 views
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00:01:00

Hardness

by John Murrell
Hardness
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1693 views
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00:03:00

Piezoelectricity

by Jonathan Hare
Piezoelectricity
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1515 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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00:02:00

The Geiger Counter

by Jonathan Hare
The Geiger Counter
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1227 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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00:08:00

The Quest for The Higgs Particle

by Martinus Veltman
The Quest for The Higgs Particle
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 914 views
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A Breathtaking Journey into the Innermost Structure of our Universe.  Runner up: Best use of Animation and Best Short Documentary for the 2002 International Festival of Cinema and Technology.

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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 | 12 years ago | 977 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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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 | 12 years ago | 1049 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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00:03:00

The Matter with AntiMatter

by Tara Shears
The Matter with AntiMatter
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1191 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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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 | 12 years ago | 1320 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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00:04:00

Sizing Things Up

by Tara Shears
Sizing Things Up
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1067 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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00:52:00

The Seven Essential Highlights of QM Concepts in Chemical-Physics.

by Michael Kasha
The Seven Essential Highlights of QM Concepts in Chemical-Physics.
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1089 views
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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 | 12 years ago | 1015 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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00:14:00

The Forces of Nature

by Brian Cox
The Forces of Nature
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1116 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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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 | 12 years ago | 1059 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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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 | 12 years ago | 1173 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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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 | 12 years ago | 1171 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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00:59:00

There Ain’t Nothing Nowhere

by David Miller
There Ain’t Nothing Nowhere
for 18-22 and upwards,
Discussions | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1003 views
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With his innate ability to explain the most abstract and complex concepts of modern physics in accessible terms David Miller convinces even the most sceptical that 'empty space' is teeming with a new cast of fundamental characters from virtual photon....

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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 | 12 years ago | 1113 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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00:29:00

Life in Space

by Helen Sharman
Life in Space
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1173 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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00:58:00

Spectroscopy and beyond

by Richard Friend
Spectroscopy and beyond
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1091 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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00:44:00

Masers and Lasers

by Charles Townes
Masers and Lasers
for 18-22 and upwards,
Interviews | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1347 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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00:33:00

The Physics of Light

by Roy Glauber
The Physics of Light
for 18-22 and upwards,
Interviews | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1261 views
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When asked how does he think about the problems of the physics of light, Glauber says that it is an off-shoot of particle physics. He says that he has mainly worked in nuclear physics, quantum electro-dynamics and the quantum theoretical version of M....

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00:29:00

The Theory of Everything

by Various Presenters
The Theory of Everything
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1140 views
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Are we on the verge of that holy grail of science, a single theory that explains everything from planets to atomic particles, and if we ever get there, will it be the end, or the beginning of physics?  Physicists have theories covering everything fr....

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00:29:00

Antimatter

by Various Presenters
Antimatter
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1532 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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00:29:00

Mobile Phones – Safe?

by Various Presenters
Mobile Phones – Safe?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1137 views
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A presentation discussing the science of mobile phones and associated radiation. Are mobile phones safe?

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Millie Dresselhaus

by Millie Dresselhaus
Millie Dresselhaus
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Interviews | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1177 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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Walter Kohn

by Walter Kohn
Walter Kohn
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Interviews | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1325 views
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Walter Kohn is a condensed matter theorist who has made seminal contributions to the understanding of the electronic structure of materials. He played the leading role in the development of density functional theory, which has revolutionized scientis....

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Nicolaas Bloembergen

by Nicolaas Bloembergen
Nicolaas Bloembergen
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Interviews | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 926 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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Leo Esaki

by Leo Esaki
Leo Esaki
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Interviews | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1953 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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00:13:00

Cosmic X-ray sources

by Riccardo Giacconi
Cosmic X-ray sources
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Interviews | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 5852 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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00:15:00

Ivar Giaever

by Ivar Giaver
Ivar Giaever
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Interviews | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1480 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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00:11:00

Herbert Kroemer

by Herbert Kroemer
Herbert Kroemer
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Interviews | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1273 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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00:06:00

Alexander Müller

by Alexander Mller
Alexander Müller
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Interviews | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 2042 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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00:15:00

Superfluidity in Helium 3 – Nobel Physics Prize 1996

by Various Presenters
Superfluidity in Helium 3 – Nobel Physics Prize 1996
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Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1315 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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00:07:00

Gerardus ‘t Hooft

by Gerardus t' Hooft
Gerardus ‘t Hooft
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Interviews | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1103 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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00:16:00

Martinus J.F. Veltman

by Martinus Veltman
Martinus J.F. Veltman
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Interviews | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1129 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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01:18:00

Richard Feynman – The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures – Part 1

by Richard Feynman
Richard Feynman – The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures – Part 1
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Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 12 years ago | 2717 views
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A gentle lead-in to the subject, Feynman starts by discussing photons and their properties.

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01:39:00

Richard Feynman – The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures – Part 2

by Richard Feynman
Richard Feynman – The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures – Part 2
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1458 views
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What are reflection and transmission, and how do they work?

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01:40:00

Richard Feynman – The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures – Part 3

by Richard Feynman
Richard Feynman – The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures – Part 3
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1111 views
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Feynman diagrams and the intricacies of particle interaction.

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01:34:00

Richard Feynman – The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures – Part 4

by Richard Feynman
Richard Feynman – The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures – Part 4
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 1770 views
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What does it mean, and where is it all leading?

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In search of the mysterious magnetic monopole

by David Milstead
In search of the mysterious magnetic monopole
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 997 views
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Searching for the mysterious magnetic monopole.

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00:59:00

Black holes, Wormholes and Time Travel

by Paul Davies
Black holes, Wormholes and Time Travel
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 12 years ago | 4117 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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