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Introduction: Albert Einstein: Dara O'Briain's Science Club (Series 1) (01:43)


This brief overview of Albert Einstein orients viewers with excerpts from the upcoming program.

Background (03:12)

Follow the basics of physics discovered by Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, Kelvin, and finally Einstein. Einstein's theories of special relativity shattered the world of physics.

Professor Janna Levin (02:44)

O'Briain sits down with a Physics and Astronomy professor to discuss Einstein's revolutionary ideas and popularity.

Refrigerant (05:00)

In the mid 1920s, Einstein was working on keeping food nicely chilled. Mark Miodownik dissects a refrigerator to explain how it works. Learn about the different coolant methods used over time.

What is Nothing? (02:49)

Marcus Brigstocke explores the vacuum of space at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Vacuum Energy (02:36)

View particle tracks in a simulated vacuum of space. Quantum energy exists everywhere.

Expanding Cosmos (01:38)

Professor Bob Nichol explains how vacuum energy is accelerating the expansion of the universe.

Discussion (01:57)

O'Briain debriefs with Levin and Brigstocke about the nothingness of space.

Knot Theory (02:10)

Using headphones, O'Briain gives a real life example of knot theory.

Time Warp (01:59)

Learn how time can vary at different heights and speeds.

Waves (02:17)

Learn the basics of gravitational waves, black holes, and ripples.

Gravitational Waves (03:58)

Learn what gravity waves are and why they are so difficult to detect. Professor Jo Giaime explains how the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory will measure the change in space-time.

Advanced LIGO (03:16)

View the advanced optics system that will increase the sensitivity of the instrument. O'Briain sits down with Helen Czerski to discuss the project.

Higgs Hunting Machine (02:53)

Alok Jha visits the site of this abandoned project in Texas. Learn why this super conducting super collider was cancelled after ten years of funding.

Funding Fundamental Physics (01:32)

Jha meets with Sir David King, who suggests that funds need to be diverted to more pressing matters.

Theory (02:36)

Jha visits The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada where dozens of the finest minds come together to think.

Debrief (03:45)

O'Briain sits down with the panel to discuss the large price tags on research and technology.

Einstein's Brain (01:48)

View footage of Einstein's Brain. Thomas Harvey stole it during Einstein's autopsy.

Credits: Albert Einstein: Dara O'Briain's Science Club (Series 1) (00:36)

Credits: Albert Einstein: Dara O'Briain's Science Club (Series 1)

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Dara O'Briain and his team of experts take a special look at the father of modern physics, Albert Einstein. Physicist and oceanographer Helen Czerski hunts down Einstein's elusive gravitational waves. Resident materials scientist Mark Miodownik takes a fridge apart, special guest Marcus Brigstocke attempts to get to grips with dark energy and some of the biggest brains in science discuss the eternal problem of tangled headphone wires.

Length: 50 minutes

Item#: BVL57460

ISBN: 978-0-81609-359-5

Copyright date: ©2012

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