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VideoOct 2014

Sixty Symbols - Spacecraft prepares to dock with a comet

(3:59) The ESA's Rosetta spacecraft is now orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko about 400 million kilometres away, trying to figure out a way to land.


VideoJul 2019

Sixty Symbols | The challenge of travelling between planets

(16:21) Astronomer Meghan Gray explains how we hop between planets which are all orbiting at different rates around the sun.

VideoSep 2013

Sixty Symbols - How a building melted cars

(8:53) Mike Merrifield from the University of Nottingham discusses London's new Walkie Talkie skyscraper and its ability to melt cars.


VideoJan 2012

Sixty Symbols - How 3D glasses work

(10:26) Professor Phil Moriarty from Nottingham University explains how 3D films give us the perception of depth. The technology is deceptively simple and makes clever use of the properties of light.


VideoJul 2012

Sixty Symbols - Have they found the Higgs boson?

(8:39) Professor Ed Copeland and Brady tune in live to watch the big announcement from CERN - that scientists were sure to a probability of 1 in 3 million, that the Higgs boson has been discovered.


VideoJun 2012

Sixty Symbols - Inside the Large Hadron Collider

(11:10) Tony Padilla from the University of Nottingham goes to the mighty ATLAS detector that, among other things, is searching for the Higgs Boson.

VideoFeb 2011

Physicists discuss the four forces of attraction for Valentine's Day

Sixty Symbols physicists describe the four fundamental forces, electromagnetic, weak, strong and gravity - the fundamental forces of nature that hold everything together. This is what physicists do for that romantic day of the year known as Valentine's Day.


VideoJan 2013

Sixty Symbols - What quantum mechanics really means

(14:07) Cosmologist Sean Carroll exposes an embarrassing lack of consensus among experts over the question of what quantum mechanics really means.


VideoJul 2011

Sixty Symbols - Chaos and the Butterfly Effect

(11:54) How two simple and predictable systems, when combined, can create chaos. Two physicists from Nottingham University talk about chaos and the butterfly effect.


VideoJun 2012

Sixty Symbols - Balls, magnets and momentum

(5:20) You are probably familiar with Newton's Cradle, the executive toy with clicking balls. But what happens when a powerful neodymium magnet is introduced?