Professor Brian Cox - A Night With the Stars

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Professor Brian Cox - A Night With the Stars

Postby Penfold » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:45 pm

Did anyone else watch this last night? Not only did he manage to make Quantum Physics sound interesting, but I even managed to understand most of what he was saying. :ugeek:

For any who missed it, the link can be found HERE. Sorry its on BBC IPlayer and probably not available outside of the UK.
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Re: Professor Brian Cox - A Night With the Stars

Postby Mycroft Vimes » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:15 pm

I saw it and liked it,but no more personal insight gained alas.
But then again small comfort,deep down there's very few who really get it.
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Re: Professor Brian Cox - A Night With the Stars

Postby meerkat » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:04 pm

Wow! I nearly understood Qwantum! :shock: Most entertaining though. Thanks Penners!
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Re: Professor Brian Cox - A Night With the Stars

Postby Teppic » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:01 pm

Completely brilliant, more like this please BBC.

Double slit experiment was A-level physics for me....brave of the BBC to show a mainstream science programme with that as its starting point! The sort of level Horizon used to be at before they dumbed it down.
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Re: Professor Brian Cox - A Night With the Stars

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:56 pm

I can't open the link. I've watched his Wonders of the Solar System/ Universe series. Very good of course. He makes you want to understand. First discovered him listening to the extras on Sunshine.
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