Friday, November 7, 2008

Lost Horizons - The Big Bang

This documentary was aired on September 7th this year to coincide with the switching-on of the LHC, the world's largest particle accelerator complex, Professor Jim Al Khalili delves into over 50 years of the BBC science archive to tell the story behind the emergence of one of the greatest theories of modern science, the Big Bang.

The remarkable idea that our universe simply began from nothing has not always been accepted with the conviction it is today and, from fiercely disputed leftfield beginnings, took the best part of the 20th century to emerge as the triumphant explanation of how the universe began.

Using curious horn-shaped antennas, U-2 spy planes, satellites and particle accelerators, scientists have slowly pieced together the cosmological jigsaw, and this documentary charts the overwhelming evidence for a universe created by a Big Bang.

More documentaries like this...

What We Still Don't Know

Most of the Universe is Missing

The Six Billion Dollar Experiment

The Death Star

How Did the Universe Begin?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hmm... seems like another cause-and-effect chain stemming from observations filtered by ideas, instead of open and direct observation slowly piecing together the puzzle.

But no less, thanks for another interesting voyage!