Today on Far Future Horizons we present a two-part BBC documentary entitled “Everything and Nothing” which essentially deals with two of the deepest and perplexing questions confronting science today – what is everything, and what is nothing?
In these two epic, surreal and mind-expanding episodes, Professor Jim Al-Khalili searches for an answer to these questions as he explores the true size and shape of the universe and delves into the amazing science behind apparent nothingness. The first part, “Everything”, we set out with Professor Al-Khalili to discover what the universe might actually look like. The journey takes him from the distant past to the boundaries of the known universe.
Along the way he charts the remarkable stories of the men and women who discovered the truth about the cosmos and investigates how our understanding of space has been shaped by both mathematics and astronomy. The second part, “Nothing”, explores science at the very limits of human perception, where we now understand the deepest mysteries of the universe lie. Dr. Al-Khalili sets out to answer one very simple question – what is nothing? His journey ends with perhaps the most profound insight about reality that humanity has ever made. Everything came from nothing. The quantum world of the super-small, shaped the vast universe we inhabit today.
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BBC Everything and Nothing – Episode 1 – Everything
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BBC Everything and Nothing – Episode 2 – Nothing
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