What Happened Before The Big Bang?

Created on Saturday, 03 March 2012 21:43

One of the biggest questions that science has yet to answer is “What happened before the Big Bang”?

For nearly a hundred years Science thought it knew the answer to how it all began: a big bang about 14 billion years ago. Now some scientists believe that was not really the beginning. Our universe may have had a life before this 'moment of creation'.

This documentary takes a trip into the unknown to explore a world of cosmic bounces, rips and multiple universes to find out what happened before the Big Bang.


Beyond The Big Bang

Created on Saturday, 31 July 2010 14:33

This documentary explores the ultimate historical event as it almost literally transports viewers to the very beginnings of the cosmos. It describes the history of cosmology and how we've pieced together scientific knowledge to support the Big Bang theory.

Relive the moments of history's greatest astronomical discoveries as the wonders of space come alive through computer animations.


The Elegant Universe

Created on Wednesday, 29 June 2011 11:55

The fundamental particles of the universe that physicists have identified—electrons, neutrinos, quarks and so on—are the "letters" of all matter. Just like their linguistic counterparts they appear to have no further internal substructure. String theory proclaims otherwise. According to string theory, if we could examine these particles with even greater precision—a precision many orders of magnitude beyond our present technological capacity—we would find that each is not pointlike but instead consists of a tiny, one-dimensional loop. Like an infinitely thin rubber band each particle contains a vibrating, oscillating, dancing filament that physicists have named a string.

This simple replacement of point-particle material constituents with strings attempts to resolve the incompatibility between quantum mechanics and general relativity which, as currently formulated, cannot both be right.