Friday, 15 November 2013

The Science Of Doctor Who

In which Professor Brian Cox meets the Eleventh Doctor (actor Brian Cox having met the Tenth Doctor when he voiced the Ood Elder - and helped create Doctor Who as Sydney Newman in An Adventure In Time And Space) and seemingly without notes or pauses explains time dilation, Fermi’s Paradox (charmingly referencing the Silence) and whether travelling to the past is at all possible - concluding maybe, just maybe, if you can figure out how to distort spacetime without getting stuck in a black hole.

When would Cox most want to go? Faraday’s Christmas Lecture for 1860, “the chemical history of a candle”. Shall we make a day of it, travellers?

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