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The Theory of Everything

If you’re feeling inspired by Stephen Hawking and want to know more about his life and work, The Theory of Everything is a great place to start.

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Professor Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the most revered scientific minds in the UK.

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A Day in the Life of Richard Harrison MBE, Chief Scientist, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Space.

In this video, Prof Richard Harrison OBE discusses the innovations made by RAL Space on a daily basis and talks about the fact that as a solar physicist, he can design his working day by programming the commands and observations he wants to make for the advancement of his research.

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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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Brian Blessed: Flash Gordon, Star Wars & Absolute Pandemonium

In these extracts from his book Absolute Pandemonium (2015), hear Brian speak about his experiences on Flash Gordon and Star Wars in his uniquely recognisable way!

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Tim Peake: Spacewalk Highlights

On 15 January ESA astronaut Tim Peake and NASA astronaut Tim Kopra stepped outside of the International Space Station to walk in space.

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Dr Ben King

Dr Ben King is a lecturer in theoretical physics at Plymouth University.

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Socially Sensational: Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing’s work within the genre is noted as making prolific advances in the fields of ‘soft’ or social science fiction. The author of 55 books spanning a range of genres, Lessing is noted as a feminist icon as well as an at times controversial social commentator. Her contribution to literature was celebrated and commended in the award of the Nobel Prize in Literature (2007).

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On The Steel Breeze

A thousand years in the future, mankind’s influence expands into the universe. Alastair Reynolds’ epic vision of our journey into deep space will redefine Space Opera.

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