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Einstein and the Theory of Relativity: A Unique Story

There's no doubt that the theory of relativity launched Einstein to international stardom, yet few people know that it didn't get the indisputably recognition before the 70's. As 2016 will mark the 100th anniversary of its first international publication, a physicist cosmologist and a sciences historian embarks us to visit the places where the theory was developed and experimented. We will meet the experts who will testimony through never-seen before experiments how the theory still questions our perception of time and space today.
Online
2018; 2015
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TEDTalks: Gabriela González—How Ligo Discovered Gravitational Waves -- and What Might Be Next

More than 100 years after Albert Einstein predicted gravitational waves—ripples in space-time caused by violent cosmic collisions—LIGO scientists confirmed their existence using large, extremely precise detectors in Louisiana and Washington. Astrophysicist Gabriela González of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration tells us how this incredible, Nobel-winning discovery happened—and what it might mean for our understanding of the universe. (In Spanish with English subtitles)
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2018; 2017
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The Future of Fusion

What’s 7 feet tall, 14 feet wide and weighs one hundred and twenty five tons? It’s a giant magnet, one of the largest ever built, and there’s 7 of them. The magnets are part of a huge global project involving 35 nations and billions of dollars – all to reproduce the sun’s boundless energy.
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2017
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Ideas Roadshow [electronic resource]: The Problems of Physics

In this Ideas Roadshow episode, the 2003 Nobel Laureate in Physics Sir Anthony Leggett of University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana speaks with Howard Burton about his 1987 book "The Problems of Physics", revealing what we have learned, and what remains to be discovered, in fundamental physics.
Online
2015; 2013
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Extraordinary Electromagnetism [electronic resource]

Nearly two hundred years after Faraday wowed his audiences by demonstrating electromagnetic induction, this video uses a variety of contemporary examples to illustrate how it is possible to produce and distribute electrical energy on a large scale. Topics include electric and magnetic fields, electromagnets, the motor effect and EM induction particularly concentrating on transformers and Tesla coils.
Online
2015
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Bio-Mimicry

When it comes to design, Mother Nature is hard to beat and as they say, if you can't beat them, join them. We meet a group of scientists using the bioluminescent properties of a species of algae to provide emission and cost-free power—we join them as they try to light up Paris, the City of Light. We then meet a scientist using the swarm behavior of bees, ants and birds to help devise treatments for cancer, using nanoparticles to launch attacks on tumours inside the body.
Online
2019; 2016
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CERN

We travel to the heart of the most famous and probably least understood scientific research center in the world—CERN. We delve into the very heart of the Large Hadron Collider to meet the scientists behind one of the biggest discoveries of the past 10 years, the Higgs Boson, we explore how the science at CERN is spinning out into the wider world and get a sneak peek at their new focus—an enigmatic particle they think could unravel the mysteries of the universe.
Online
2019; 2016