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What is dark matter?

In this film, Dr Ben King talks about ‘Dark Matter’ as a popular topic in theoretical physics and offers an explanation of what it is.

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A Guide to particle physics and quantum mechanics

In this film, Dr Ben King discusses his research and takes us through a beginner’s guide to particle physics and quantum mechanics.

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‘Of Comfort No Man Speak’ by Simon Barraclough

Simon Barraclough is an English poet, writer and tutor. Here he reads ‘Of Comfort No Man Speak’ and talks about Science and his work.

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Inspirations: Dr Helen Sharman

Cosmonaut (and the first Briton in space) Dr Helen Sharman talks to Science Museum about her first space memory, the historic 1975 Apollo-Soyuz mission.

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Inspirations: Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry talks to Science Museum about his first memory of space, watching Apollo 8 on TV as the first humans orbited the Moon..

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Inspirations: Tim Peake

Tim Peake talks to Science Museum about his early memories of looking up at the stars, just weeks before he launches to the International Space Station.

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Journey to ISS Part One: The Soyuz launch sequence explained

What are the parts of the Soyuz rocket? What are the stages into orbit? What is the launch sequence? Watch Journey to the International Space Station and find out.

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A day in the life of Stefanie Kohl

Stefanie Kohl is a space systems engineer designing satellites for Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. This video shows just some of the tasks she gets through in a day.

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VIDEO: Dr Kerry Howell

In this video, Kerry discusses which piece of science fiction was the motivation behind her decision to become a scientist and talks about the importance of the skills which can be acquired through studying science to all walks of life.

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