Video: The Universe in a Nutshell: The Physics of Everything
Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at CUNY
Eleven questions including an answer key that follows this excellent video hosted by one of the most recognized theoretical physicist today - Dr. Kaku. The link to the video is included in the title. I use this video to review the history of astronomy near the end of my first unit and to give a view of upcoming topics in astronomy.
The easy-to-understand video was first aired in 2011 - since then the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been in operation and the discovery of the Higgs Boson or "God particle" has all but been confirmed (as of 2015).
From the youtube.com page: "What if we could find one single equation that explains every force in the universe? Dr. Michio Kaku explores how physicists may shrink the science of the Big Bang into an equation as small as Einstein's "e=mc2." Thanks to advances in string theory, physics may allow us to escape the heat death of the universe, explore the multiverse, and unlock the secrets of existence. While firing up our imaginations about the future, Kaku also presents a succinct history of physics and makes a compelling case for why physics is the key to pretty much everything.
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Terms/keywords in the video include:
Newton, Galileo, Kepler, Aristotle, Newton's law of gravitation, Newton's three laws of motion, Halley's comet, Edmund Halley, moon, gravity, Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, electromagnetic force, strong and weak nuclear force, atoms, protons, standard model, Einstein, speed of light, theory of relativity, string theory, physicist
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