Friday, August 12, 2011

Everything... and Nothing

I heartily recommend this excellent two-part documentary series from the BBC about the universe, our attempts over the centuries to understand it, and our place in it.

Presented by Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of Theoretical Physics and Chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey, the two films, epic in scope and often wonderfully surreal in style, take the viewer on a profound exploration of the true size and shape of the universe, and delve into the amazing science behind apparent nothingness.

Top notch filmmaking - a tone poem about both the wonders and the never-ending mysteries of existence.

Paul Kimball

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