A double-pow of awesome in this video. Derek Muller, of Veritasium, interviews Brian Schmidt, one of the winners of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics “for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae”.
At first they thought the Universe should be slowing down in its expansion, but their data told them otherwise. So how will the universe end?
Rock star professor Brian Cox presents this 5-part series from the BBC, with stunning visuals and accessible, but not dumbed-down, explanations of physics and cosmology. I hadn’t heard about it until reading the Guardian’s Science’s Golden Age article, but am looking forward to seeing the whole series.
Official page, from the BBC
List of clips from YouTube
Brian Cox profile page from Manchester University
Brian Cox talks at TED: “What really goes on at the large hadron collider”