Tagged: Jim Al-Khalili

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Lost Horizons: The Big Bang

To coincide with the switch-on of the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest particle accelerator complex, Professor Jim Al Khalili from the University of Surrey 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

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 …

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Chemistry: A Volatile History

Jim Al-Khalili traces the story of how the elements, the building blocks that make up our entire world, were discovered and mapped

Chemistry: A Volatile History is a 2010 BBC documentary on the history of chemistry presented by Jim Al-Khalili. It was nominated for the 2010 British Academy Television Awards in the category Specialist Factual.

1/3 Discovering the Elements

The story of how the elements were discovered and mapped begins with …

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Atom

The story of the discovery that everything is made from atoms, one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in history, and the brilliant minds behind it.

Nuclear physicist Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of the realisation that everything is made of atoms, and the effect that had on the scientific community. The realisation that everything is made from atoms has been referred to as the greatest scientific breakthrough in history. Nuclear physicist Professor Jim Al- Khalili …

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Order and Disorder

Professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates the important concepts of energy and information

Energy
In attempting to answer the question of what is energy, Jim Al-Khalili investigates a strange set of laws that link together everything from engines to humans to stars.

Information
Investigating the concept of information, Jim Al-Khalili learns that it is not just about human communication, it is woven very …

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Britain’s Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield

Jim Al-Khalili uncovers the story of Sellafield. He encounters some of the most dangerous substances on earth, reveals the nature of radiation and even attempts to split the atom.
Calder Hall, the world’s first full-scale atomic power station, is here shown nearing completion.
In the background are the chimneys and works of the plutonium factory of Windscale (now Sellafield).

Lying on the remote north west coast of England is one of the most secret places in the country …

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The Beginning and End of the Universe

Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all, the universe, through a series of critical observations and experiments that revolutionised our understanding of our world

The Beginning
Jim Al-Khalili tackles the greatest question in science – how the universe began. By recreating key experiments Jim unravels the mystery of science’s creation story.

The End
Jim Al-Khalili carries us into the future to try to discover how the universe will end – with a bang or …

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Gravity and Me: The Force that Shapes our Lives

Professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates the amazing science of gravity. As well sculpting our universe, gravity also affects our weight, height and even the rate at which we age.

Physics professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates the amazing science of gravity. A fundamental force of nature, gravity shapes our entire universe, sculpting galaxies and warping space and time. But gravity’s strange powers, discovered by Albert Einstein, also affect our daily lives in the most unexpected ways. As Jim tells the …

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The Joy of AI

Documentary. Jim Al-Khalili takes a look at how we've created machines that can simulate, augment, and even outperform the human mind - and why this shouldn't spook us.

Professor Jim Al-Khalili looks at how we have created machines that can simulate, augment, and even outperform the human mind – and why we shouldn’t let this spook us.

He reveals the story of the pursuit of AI, the emergence of machine learning and the recent breakthroughs brought about by …

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Science in a Golden Age

Jim al-Khalili unravels the links between latest scientific developments and the unsung scientific heroes of the past
 

 

About Science in a Golden Age

From satellite-enabled GPS, to hi-tech medical procedures – much of today’s modern science has been developed and understood through the work of scientists and thinkers across the ages and from around the world.

While the names of Newton, Galileo and Copernicus are …

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Light and Dark

Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the universe

In this mind-bending series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the universe.

Episode 1: Light

Light

Two-part series in which Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how, by uncovering its secrets, …

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Everything and Nothing

Professor Jim Al-Khalili explores the true size and shape of the universe and delves into the amazing science behind apparent nothingness

Two-part documentary which deals with two of the deepest questions there are – what is everything, and what is nothing?

 

Episode 1: Everything

 

Everything

In two epic, surreal and mind-expanding films, Professor Jim Al-Khalili searches for …

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The Secrets of Quantum Physics

Professor of physics Jim Al-Khalili investigates the most accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever - quantum physics

 

 

Episode 1:  Einstein’s Nightmare

Einstein’s Nightmare

Professor Jim Al-Khalili traces the story of arguably the most important, accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever – quantum physics.

The story starts at the beginning of the 20th century with…

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A Vida Secreta do Caos

O Professor Jim Al-Khalili tenta descobrir um dos grandes mistérios da ciência

The Secret Life of Chaos

A teoria do caos tem um mau nome, evocando imagens de clima imprevisível, falhas económicas e ciência errada. Mas há um lado fascinante e escondido do Caos, que os cientistas só agora começam a entender.

Acontece que a teoria do caos responde a uma pergunta …

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Science and Islam

Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries

Physicist Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries.

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