The Secrets Of Quantum Physics: Let There Be Life (Jim Al-Khalili) | Spark

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The Secrets Of Quantum Physics: Let There Be Life (Jim Al-Khalili) | Spark 4.5

Professor Jim Al-Khalili traces the story of arguably the most important, accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever: quantum physics.

The story of quantum physics starts at the beginning of the 20th century with scientists trying to better understand how light bulbs work. This simple question soon led scientists deep into the hidden workings of matter, into the sub-atomic building blocks of the world around us. Here they discovered phenomena unlike any encountered before - a realm where things can be in many places at once, where chance and probability call the shots and where reality appears to only truly exist when we observe it.

Albert Einstein hated the idea that nature, at its most fundamental level, is governed by chance. Jim reveals how in the 1930's, Einstein thought he'd found a fatal flaw in quantum physics. This was not taken seriously until it was tested in the 1960s. Professor Al-Khalili repeats this critical experiment, posing the question does reality really exist, or do we conjure it into existence by the act of observation?

Elsewhere, we explore how the most famous law of quantum physics – The Uncertainty Principle – is obeyed by plants and trees as they capture sunlight during the vital process of photosynthesis. Could quantum mechanics explain the greatest mystery in biology - evolution?

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Heisenberg, Schrodinger and Ohm are in a car
They get pulled over. Heisenberg is driving and the cop asks him "Do you know how fast you were going?"

"No, but I know exactly where I am" Heisenberg replies.

The cop says "You were doing 55 in a 35." Heisenberg throws up his hands and shouts "Great! Now I'm lost!"

The cop thinks this is suspicious and orders him to pop open the trunk. He checks it out and says "Do you know you have a dead cat back here?"

"We do now, asshole!" shouts Schrodinger.

The cop moves to arrest them. Ohm resists, because he doesn`t know how to conduct himself.

Author — shane moore


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Author — Encrypted


I love Al Kalili, he is a first class presenter.

Author — David Wilder


"Your nose is detecting particles. Something mysterious is going on"

Yea, this coke smells like FUN. 😂👌

Author — Davie Dood


I wish I can click millions of likes, the great effort he put, the way he’s clarifying, the . Just fabulous

Author — mari Mot


Thumbs up to Dr. Jim Al Khalili and everyone else involved in making this documentary.

Author — Ravi


"Listen. Can you smell something?" Dr. Raymond Stantz 1989

Author — MrCw64


Professor Jim doesn't need all that silly music overshadowing him.

Author — N English


The content is fascinating for sure, but I also have to mention the visuals and scene composition for this doc. Very creative.

Author — Ryan S


this makes me appreciate life so much more. thank you

Author — hjdkj kkk


Legend says he is still pushing that red ball around.

Author — victor 91


16:50 director asks gardener dude to act like he is smelling real loud and other people threw petals on the side. Must have been a fun day

Author — aman verma


"what i didn't give him to smell was cyanide" oh good that bravo bravo ( 19:30 )

Author — Cotton Candie


btw, good science doesnt need a synthesizer backing track.

Author — r. grambo


Wow thank you for all these smashing documentaries. It makes me carrying on studying science.

Author — sheed cainiste


Does it interact with the solid, is there any reaction at all when they meet?

Author — lisa wilkins


27:26 That's where that quantum leap came from.

Author — JZ's Best Friend


This explains some of my acid trips :D

Author — Maximvs Dread


Did noy Hydrogen peroxide would break down in contact with the liver enzyme, also like the energy barrier presentation.

Author — peyton quinn


17:23 the smell guy smelled vanilla and said "icing sugar" ?...

Author — Arda Coskunses