Historian Bettany Hughes looks at the influence of the Moorish invasion of Spain in 711 AD, and the lasting cultural and scientific legacy they created
As part of the Channel 4’s Hidden Civilisation season exploring Islam’s rich and significant contribution to western art and culture, historian Bettany Hughes traces the story of the mysterious and misunderstood Moors, the Islamic society that ruled in Spain for 700 years, but whose legacy was virtually erased from …
Horizon travels to the South Pole to tell the inside story of the greatest scientific quest of our time
Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the universe
Professor Jim Al-Khalili explores the true size and shape of the universe and delves into the amazing science behind apparent nothingness
Professor of physics Jim Al-Khalili investigates the most accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever - quantum physics
Episode 1: Einstein’s Nightmare
Professor Jim Al-Khalili traces the story of arguably the most important, accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever – quantum physics.
The story starts at the beginning of the 20th century with…
The Feynman Series is a grassroots initiative using video and social media to help promote science literacy
The Sagan Series is a grassroots initiative using video and social media to help promote science literacy
I am Reid Gower
I’m the creator of the popular youtube series called The Sagan Series and The Feynman Series. You can find both on my youtube channel.
Over the past couple years I’ve been invited around the world to give talks on my motive for creating the series. I was even recently
This short feature film is about the scientific heritage of Muslim civilisation
From Producer Ahmed Salim and starring Oscar-winning actor and screen legend Sir Ben Kingsley this short feature film is about the scientific heritage of Muslim civilisation. The mini-movie, entitled “1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets”, accompanies a global touring exhibition which was previously open to the public at the …
Discovering the Past, Inspiring a Better Future
1001 Inventions uncovers a thousand years of scientific and cultural achievements from Muslim Civilisation from the 7th century onwards, and how those contributions helped create the foundations of our …
Do You Know What Time It Is?
Particle physicist Professor Brian Cox asks, ‘What time is it?’ It’s a simple question and it sounds like it has a simple answer. But do we really know what it is that we’re asking?
Brian visits the ancient Mayan pyramids in Mexico where the Maya built temples to …