The power of music: THE MUSIC INSTINCT - SCIENCE AND SONG provides a ground-breaking exploration into how and why the human organism and the whole ebb and flow of the cosmos is moved by the undeniable effect of music. This follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture in search of answers to music's deep mysteries. Featuring: Bobby McFerrin & Dr. Daniel Levitin, author of This is Your Brain on Music. YoYo Ma also appears in the series.
A witty and mind-expanding exploration of data, with mathematician Dr Hannah Fry. This high-tech romp reveals what data is and how it is captured, stored, shared and made sense of. Fry tells the story of the engineers of the data age, people most of us have never heard of despite the fact they brought about a technological and philosophical revolution. For Hannah, the joy of data is all about spotting patterns. Hannah sees data as the essential bridge between two universes - the tangible, messy world that we see and the clean, ordered world of maths, where everything can be captured beautifully with equations.
Professor Brian Cox visits Geneva to take a look around Cern’s Large Hadron Collider before this vast,
27km long machine is sealed-off and the experiment to create the simulation of a black hole begins.
When it’s up and running, it will be capable of creating the conditions that existed just a billionth of a second after the Big Bang.
Brian joins the scientists who hope that the LHC will change our understanding of the early universe and solve some of its mysteries.
The Large Hadron Collider is not just an extraordinary science experiment, it is also a remarkable engineering undertaking.
As BBC science reporter James Morgan relates, just getting it built is an astonishing story in itself.