The Concept of Mass - with Jim Baggott

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The Royal Institution

The Royal Institution

5 yıl önce

Everything around us is made of ‘stuff’, or matter. But what is it, exactly?
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Jim Baggott will explore our changing understanding of the nature of matter, from the ancient Greeks to the development of quantum field theory and the discovery of the Higgs boson.
Jim Bagott is an award-winning science writer. He trained as a scientist, completing a doctorate in chemical physics at the University of Oxford in the early 80s, before embarking on post-doctoral research studies at Oxford and at Stanford University in California.
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MadderHat 4 yıl önce
Excellent talk, again a great deal was clarified that was missing from other documentaries.I'm binge watching these lectures at the moment and learning a huge amount or rather my small brain is kindly being fed by these great lecturers.
Julian Broadhurst
Julian Broadhurst 4 yıl önce
Sometimes it is instructive to have things you thought you knew well, explained real slow, by someone who really understands it - especially when you gain a subtle insight you had not known before, that makes a huge difference.
Four Quartets
Four Quartets Yıl önce
What a wonderful lecture! Jim Baggott has a great sense of humour, and his patience with people like me meant that I was able to understand his lecture, learn a lot, and enjoy it at the same time. Thanks so much!
Rajendra Mirji
Rajendra Mirji
Absolutely gripping narration around understanding of what mass might be. How gravity gets associated with mass is amazing too. Am looking forward to a similar session for layman .
Franklin Newhart
Franklin Newhart 4 yıl önce
Clear and concise. A lecture that even a primary pupil could grasp. All. the concepts are presented in a way that has given me a better understanding of the higgs boson than I have yet had.
Matt Bustamante
Matt Bustamante Yıl önce
I didn't think such a complex subject could be explained in a clear enough way so that it could be understood by my small brain. Thank you for this!
Michael Harris
Michael Harris 3 yıl önce
"I think it’s revolutionary that ANY man with an internet connection has access to this information. Remember, once there was a time not too long ago when information like this was only accessible by the elite and the wealthy". Just to repeat J K from a year ago.
Tom Saxton
Tom Saxton 4 yıl önce
I appreciate. the understanding of science thru the logic used by those who made the
buzz magister
buzz magister 2 yıl önce
I was just so intrigued by the entire lecture ! Thank you so much for showing this !
Ryan Doeren
Ryan Doeren
One of my favorite lectures. I really appreciate your storytelling and the pace of relevant information Jim. Although, I'm curious why you showed a picture of Niels Bohr but used a quote from de Broglie when introducing quantum mechanics?
Brandon Morad
Brandon Morad 3 yıl önce
I watched the video again and enjoyed it a lot. Historical background and explanations are superb and concise. Simplified scientific descriptions of the complicated physics were also outstanding. Thanks again, Dr. Baggott.
Mark Freeman
Mark Freeman 3 yıl önce
Simply fantastic, intriguing, interesting, thought provoking, well delivered presentation.
Sanjay Patel
Sanjay Patel 5 yıl önce
Brilliant and lucid explanation of where we are at in regards to understanding mass. I particularly appreciated the clarity of the discovery that 95% of the mass of things (such as my body) is due to the energy contained by massless gluons binding quarks together. I feel a little more enlightened, thank you Mr Baggott
Whitecut 3 yıl önce
Great lecture. An extremely complex subject explained in a way that can be understood by anyone, which is a great achievement.
Zeedijk Mike
Zeedijk Mike 4 yıl önce
Wow - What a great lecture.
Craig Orrell
Craig Orrell 4 yıl önce
I bought his book on the back of this. Love stuff like this, advanced physics explained in a simple manner for the layman.
Chetna Sirodaria
Chetna Sirodaria 2 yıl önce
This man presented each and everything for which i was wondering for 3-4 years and gave me most satisfying and logical answers. He is great explainer and btw audience sucks!!
İbrahim Ertekin
İbrahim Ertekin 4 yıl önce
What an eloquent lecture for which an hour is rightfully spent in the most joyous way possible.
Kevin Schnarr
Kevin Schnarr 4 yıl önce
One of the best talks I have seen on any of the top channels.
David Robinson
David Robinson 2 yıl önce
Absolutely totally absorbing....better than the lectures in college
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