Lecture 3 - Jam yesterday, jam tomorrow

Through the title of this third lecture and the theme of chess running through Alice's adventures, Professor Eric Laithwaite introduces the concept of 'odds and evens'.

With the aid of the Radiophonic Workshop, Laithwaite experiments with sound and speech before we journeying with Alice to the "wood of thought" to enquire whether the Universe as a whole has a preferred 'direction'. Is the Universe left or right-handed, for example, and what answers  does the phenomenon of electromagnetism reveal?

Topics

Engineering

Year

1974

Lecturer

Eric Laithwaite

Duration

58:08

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