The evidence for modern physics How we know what we know

DVD - 2021

"In a riveting course designed to give non-scientists the matchless experience of scientific discovery and deep understanding, The Evidence for Modern Physics: How We Know What We Know takes you through the most remarkable insights of contemporary physics, showing why physicists believe what they do."--The Great Courses.

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Great courses (DVD)
Instructional films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Chantilly, VA : The Great Courses [2021]
Item Description
"The Great courses, Topic: Science ; Subtopic: Physics and chemistry"--Cover.
"Course no. 10070"--Disc labels.
24 lectures lasting 30 minutes each.
Course guidebooks laid in each container. Guidebooks contain outlines for each 30 minute lecture.
Wide screen presentation.
Physical Description
4 videodiscs (approximately 744 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course workbook (vi, 206 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
The book includes bibliographical references.
Other Authors
Don Lincoln (instructor), James Blandford (film producer)
  • Disc 1.
  • Do you believe in atoms?
  • Peering inside protons and neutrons
  • Seeing light as wave and particle
  • The paradox of quantum entanglement
  • How we know special relativity is real
  • Why the speed of light is the speed limit
  • Disc 2.
  • Discovering subatomic particles
  • How do you weigh a quark?
  • Capturing the ghostly neutrino
  • The search for the Higgs Boson
  • Are man-made black holes dangerous?
  • How we know what stars are made of
  • Disc 3.
  • Forming the Milky Way and other galaxies
  • Finding planets around distant stars
  • The awesome evidence for gravitational waves
  • How we know the universe began with a bang
  • The case for cosmic inflation
  • Disc 4.
  • How we know dark matter exists
  • How we search for dark matter
  • How we know the universe is accelerating
  • Measuring the size and age of the universe
  • What we know about quantum foam
  • Are space and time quantized?
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