Physics KS3 / GCSE: Wonders of the Universe
Prof Brian Cox explains the science at the heart of the universe.
Suitable for teaching Key Stage 3 and National 4.
How are chemical elements made?
Professor Brian Cox demonstrates how the chemical elements are made in the death throes of a dying star.
What happens if there’s no gravity?
Professor Brian Cox experiences what a world without gravity would be like.
Evidence of the Big Bang
Professor Brian Cox explains how evidence for the Big Bang can be found by analysing the colour of starlight.
Gravity on different worlds
Professor Brian Cox simulates the strength of gravity on other planets using a centrifuge in Holland.
Light and looking back in time
Professor Brian Cox explains why light from stars and galaxies takes time to travel to Earth.
The Oldest Light in the Universe
Professor Brian Cox is able to witness the oldest light in the Universe, by listening to its stretched wavelengths through a radio.
What are Black Holes?
Professor Brian Cox explains what black holes are, and how we know about them despite the fact that they’re invisible.