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What is a topological insulator?
 
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Chris Hooley explains this phenomenon in 100 seconds. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 27487 Physics World
Have you ever been lost in Hilbert space?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, David Colton provides a basic description of this abstract concept. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 32168 Physics World
Walter Lewin demonstrates moment of inertia
 
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The concept of moment of inertia is demonstrated by rolling a series of cylinders down an inclined plane. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 1783666 Physics World
Why would quantum computers be so much faster than classical computers?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, John Rarity explains how quantum mechanics could speed up computing exponentially. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 39120 Physics World
What is a quantum jump?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Daniel Segal explains how electrons can transition instantaneously between energy levels within an atom. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 18626 Physics World
Walter Lewin - an interview
 
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A profile of Walter Lewin, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia This video was posted on 10 July 2014. This video relates to a course that is no longer available.
Views: 149246 Physics World
What is Shor's factoring algorithm?
 
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Peter Shor introduces his eponymous mathematical concept. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 48702 Physics World
What is supersymmetry?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Helen Heath explains why SUSY is so beautiful. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 14599 Physics World
What is M-theory?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Leron Borsten explains how M-theory could be the one theory to rule them all. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 69634 Physics World
How does quantum teleportation work?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, John Rarity explains why it is tricky to copy quantum information. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 47014 Physics World
What is a polymer?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Peter Barham describes the science of molecular chains. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 29308 Physics World
What is the anthropic principle?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Roberto Trotta explains this often misunderstood philosophical idea. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts.
Views: 40060 Physics World
Why are carbon nanotubes so strong?
 
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In less than 100 seconds Michael Strano explains how carbon nanotubes get their strength
Views: 9723 Physics World
How to make graphene
 
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Often dubbed "the wonder material", graphene promises exciting applications -- from flexible electronics to energy storage. Physics World reporter James Dacey visits the University of Manchester to learn how graphene is made and why it is so special. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 203483 Physics World
Why do neutrinos change flavour?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Kenneth Long explains how these particles can oscillate between varieties. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 4858 Physics World
What is an inverse problem?
 
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Roy Pike explains how maths can help plug data gaps. Watch more from our 100 second science series here: http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/multimedia/2014/sep/30/what-is-an-inverse-problem
Views: 4995 Physics World
Physics World December 2014 issue – A taste for anelloni
 
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Polymer physicist Davide Michieletto demonstrates some of the principles of polymer physics using a giant bowl of home-cooked pasta. Michieletto writes about some of the big mysteries in his field in the December issue of Physics World, where he also provides a recipe for his newly invented pasta dubbed “anelloni”. Find out how to access that the magazine here: http://blog.physicsworld.com/2014/12/01/physicists-create-anelloni-a-new-kind-of-pasta/
Views: 9116 Physics World
How can quantum techniques improve the efficiency of solar cells?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Chris Phillips describes how solar cells can be layered to convert more sunlight into useful electricity. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 3769 Physics World
Is a quantum wavefunction a real thing?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Mortlock ponders whether the quantum wavefunction could be more than a mathematical function. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 4380 Physics World
What is a qubit?
 
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Andrea Morello introduces the concept of a quantum bit or "qubit". For more 100 Second Science videos visit: http://physicsworld.com/cws/Landing/100secondscience.do
Views: 10820 Physics World
What is a Fourier transform?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb of the University of Cambridge in the UK provides a basic definition of a Fourier transform. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 14325 Physics World
What is the Event Horizon Telescope?
 
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Avery Broderick describes the instrument that will provide the highest resolution images in the history of astronomy. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 4932 Physics World
Guide to the transit of Mercury 2016
 
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What it is and how you can view it safely
Views: 29711 Physics World
Scanning transmission electron microscopy explained
 
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This short film is about SuperSTEM, which is the UK's national facility for aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). In this film, SuperSTEM's Demie Kepaptsoglou explains how a STEM works and why the technique is a crucial tool for material scientists. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 12077 Physics World
How do you produce a single photon?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, optics researcher Peter Mosley of the University of Bath explains why a source of photons is a very convenient tool for physicists
Views: 13885 Physics World
How do we know the Universe is flat?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Roberto Trotta explains how you can get your head around the giant structures of the cosmos. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 4578 Physics World
What is a black hole?
 
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In less than 100 seconds Andy Young explains why not even light can escape from black holes. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 8186 Physics World
Can we make objects invisible?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Martin McCall how physicists are pursuing this idea from science fiction. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts.
Views: 8633 Physics World
What is a superfluid?
 
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John Saunders explains how a fluid can flow without friction
Views: 14069 Physics World
How can we detect gravitational waves?
 
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Nergis Mavalvala explains how researchers search for these elusive ripples in space–time. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 4105 Physics World
How do figure skaters exploit Newtonian physics when they spin?
 
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Legendary MIT physics professor Walter Lewin describes some of the science that will be in action during the Winter Olympics in Sochi. In less than 100 seconds, he explains how ice skaters use their arms to moderate their moment of inertia, which in turn affects the speed of their spins. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 4805 Physics World
Where next for superconductivity?
 
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Paul Michael Grant reflects on 25 years of frenzied research, and highlights new commercial applications for superconductivity. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 9858 Physics World
Why is fundamental science important?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, John Dainton argues the importance of giving academics the freedom to explore their intellectual curiosities. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 1591 Physics World
What is a frequency comb?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Paul Williams explains how optical frequency combs fill an important technological gap between the light bulb and the laser. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 4570 Physics World
The physics of swimming
 
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Part of our video series on the science and technology of professional sport. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 20587 Physics World
What is cosmic inflation?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Andrew Jaffe Andrew Jaffe explains how the universe underwent a flash of enormous growth when it was fractions of a second old. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 3321 Physics World
Superconductivity: a far-reaching theory
 
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Frank Wilczek of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology discusses superconductivity and how it continues to stretch beyond its traditional boundaries into other areas of physics. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 13025 Physics World
Observing neutron stars collide
 
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Astronomers have made one of the biggest breakthroughs of the decade after detecting both gravitational waves and gamma rays from the merger of two neutron stars. On 17 August 2017, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo detected, for the first time, gravitational waves from the collision of a pair of neutron stars. The event was not only “heard” in gravitational waves but also seen in light by dozens of telescopes on the ground and in space. Learn more about what this rare astronomy event taught us in a new video from LIGO and Virgo. (Courtesy: LIGO-Virgo) Read more about the breakthrough here: http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2017/oct/16/spectacular-collision-of-two-neutron-stars-observed-for-first-time
Views: 4085 Physics World
What is antimatter?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Helen Heath explains why some particles have equal but opposite partners. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 3881 Physics World
Mildred Dresselhaus discusses her life in science
 
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Dresselhaus speaks frankly about her early life growing up in the Bronx area of New York during the Great Depression. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 4846 Physics World
What is quantum gravity?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Leron Borsten explains why general relativity and quantum mechanics are mutually incompatible. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 10059 Physics World
Physics World September 2014 issue - The search for sterile neutrinos
 
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Physics World journalist, Louise Mayor, introduces the September issue of the magazine, with the help of a tasty selection of sweets. Find out how to access the issue here: http://blog.physicsworld.com/2014/09/11/sweet-talking-physics/
Views: 1538 Physics World
How do you make the perfect lens?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Chris Phillips describes how physicists are overcoming the diffraction limit. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 1542 Physics World
Learn the art of quantum kung fu
 
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Felix Flicker demonstrates the scientific way to get out of an armlock. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 3838 Physics World
Science demonstration: how to bend light using high-street lenses
 
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Neil Downie shows how you can recreate particle accelerators without breaking the bank. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 2135 Physics World
Earthquake in a lab
 
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Take a tour inside the USGS earthquake research labs at the Menlo Park Science Center in California. For more information about natural hazards, check out the July 2017 special issue of Physics World magazine. For more info see http://ow.ly/RHx230dxJMP
Views: 5083 Physics World
What is the Higgs boson?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Helen Heath explains why the Standard Model needs the Higgs boson. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 1385 Physics World
What is the transit of Venus?
 
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University of Bristol astrophysicist Zoe Leinhardt explains what the transit of Venus is and how it was used to determine the distance from the Earth to the Sun. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts. http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia
Views: 2426 Physics World
Why did Einstein say "God doesn't play dice"?
 
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In less than 100 seconds, Martin Archer explain why Einstein was uncomfortable with quantum mechanics. For more videos, webinars and podcasts, please visit http://physicsworld.com/cws/channel/multimedia`
Views: 27016 Physics World
Spintronics made easy
 
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David Awschalom provides a fantastic introduction to the exciting new field of spintronics, explaining how electron spin could be harnessed to create very dense computer memories and even quantum computers. A related video interview with the Nobel-prize-winning physicist Albert Fert is available on physicsworld.com. http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/multimedia/40757
Views: 2241 Physics World