The Atom Smashers

The Atom Smashers

Physicists at Fermilab, the most powerful particle accelerator in the United States, are closing in on one of the universe\’s best-kept secrets: what is known as the Holy Grail of physics or the reason why everything has mass. With the

Einstein's Unfinished Symphony

Einstein's Unfinished Symphony

As Albert Einstein lay on his deathbed, he asked only for his glasses, his writing implements and his latest equations. He knew he was dying, yet he continued his work. In those final hours of his life, while fading in

Einstein's Equation of Life and Death

Einstein's Equation of Life and Death

e=mc²The equation showed that mass and energy were related and that one could, in theory, be transformed into the other. But because the speed of light squared is such a huge number, it meant that even a small amount of

Project Poltergeist

Project Poltergeist

This is the story of two genuine scientific heroes. For forty years, John Bahcall and Ray Davis were engaged in a single extraordinary experiment – to find out why the Sun shines. In the end they would triumph. Davis would

Newton - The Dark Heretic

Newton – The Dark Heretic

Delve into a frighteningly brilliant but deeply troubled mind…This documentary reveals a very different Isaac Newton from that of popular myth – a much more fascinating and complex man than the powder-wigged puritan of the history books.Discoveries uncovered in this

An Experiment to Save the World - Nuclear Fusion

An Experiment to Save the World – Nuclear Fusion

In March 2002, the scientific world was rocked by some astonishing news: a distinguished US government scientist claimed he had made nuclear fusion out of sound waves in his laboratory.Rusi Taleyarkhan\’s breakthrough was such important news because nuclear fusion is