Miniature Big Bangs

Paul Dirac predicted the existence of antimatter in the early 1930s, but it wasn't until Carl Anderson detected the mysterious particles that the theory became widely accepted. Subsequently, particle accelerators gave clear evidence of matter and antimatter being created from energy, just as Einstein's theory of special relativity predicted.

Release date: 11 Aug 2010

4 minutes

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Role Contributor
PresenterStephen Hawking
ProducerDavid Filkin
DirectorPhilip Martin

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