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In the second his CHRISTMAS LECTURES, space doctor, Kevin Fong explores 'Life in orbit' on board the International Space Station.
In the first of the three annual CHRISTMAS LECTURES space doctor, Kevin Fong, explores and probes second by second what it takes to ‘Lift off’ into space.
In the third and final of the 2015 CHRISTMAS LECTURES, space doctor Kevin Fong explores the 'The next frontier' of human space travel.
What can quantum physics reveal about the future? Will we be able to teleport or travel in time?
From traffic jams to financial markets - how does self-organised behaviour emerge in time despite a seemingly chaotic environment?
Why is the quantum world so weird and what are some of the applications of what we now know about it?
In his third lecture, Neil Johnson explores how oscillations of sound or light can define a unit of time.
In his first lecture, Neil Johnson looks into the relativistic nature of time.
In his final lecture, Frank Close looks at the symmetry of the early universe and the reasons behind its current asymmetrical state.
Before the Large Hadron Collider there was the Large Electron Positron collider, the largest lepton accelerator ever built.
In his third lecture Frank Close looks at the various methods of imaging fundamental particles.
By learning how atomic nuclei behave, form and change, we begin to understand how the stars, and particular, our Sun produce their power.
In his first lecture, Frank Close takes a look at the electromagnetic spectrum beyond the rainbow, from infrared to ultraviolet, from radio waves to gamma rays.
In his fourth lecture, RV Jones investigates measurement on very large scales. How are waves used to measure the distance between stars or how fast celestial objects are moving in relation to us?
RV Jones explores the history of man's attempt to measure time, from early hourglasses and pendulum clocks to quartz and atom measuring devices.
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