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Sixty Symbols: Relativity Paradox

Trains, tunnels, muons and giant guillotines - strange things happen when you travel close to the speed of light. Discussing relativity, time dilation and Lorentz contraction.

This video features Professor Mike Merrifield from the University of Nottingham

Animation by Drew Mokris


Sixty Symbols: Meet Vsauce

Chatting with Michael Stevens, the man behind (and in front of) the successful science explanation channel Vsauce


Granular Surface Tension - Sixty Symbols

Sixty Symbols regulars Roger and James explain their non-intuitive findings on surface tension, as seen in macro scale interactions between grains of bronze, or live cows.

Their new paper is published at http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v109/i22/e228002


Spinning Magnet: Sixty Symbols

We've let Professor Bowley loose with the magnets again!

More of our magnet-themed videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcUY9vudNKBNwSaBpVEWXk774OzczwW-v

Thanks to Dave for helping out the with Inception homage sound effect: http://www.youtube.com/user/wwwboyinabandcom

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This project features scientists from The University of Nottingham
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/physics/index.aspx

Sixty Symbols videos by Brady Haran

A run-down of Brady's channels:
http://periodicvideos.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/here-are-my-channels.html


Double Vision - Sixty Symbols

A huge crystal of calcite is used to demonstrate birefringence, a side-effect of light's refraction through certain materials.

Featuring Professor Mike Merrifield.

Visit our website at http://www.sixtysymbols.com/

We're on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sixtysymbols

And Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/periodicvideos

This project features scientists from The University of Nottingham

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/physics/index.aspx

Sixty Symbols videos by Brady Haran


Sixty Symbols: What is CERN?

Professor Ed Copeland gives his own explanation and brief history of CERN - a Mecca for physicists and home of the Large Hadron Collider. CERN website: http://public.web.cern.ch/public/

This project features scientists from The University of Nottingham.


Venus Transit - Sixty Symbols

With a rare Venus transit imminent, Professor Mike Merrifield discusses a few items of interest. More spacey stuff from Mike at our new astronomy channel: http://www.youtube.com/DeepSkyVideos

Great transit info at: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/transit12.html
Visit our website at http://www.sixtysymbols.com/
We're on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sixtysymbols
And Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/periodicvideos
This project features scientists from The University of Nottingham

Sixty Symbols videos by Brady Haran

Brady's other channels include:
http://www.youtube.com/periodicvideos (Chemistry stuff)
http://www.youtube.com/numberphile (Numberphile)
http://www.youtube.com/DeepSkyVideos (Space stuff)
http://www.youtube.com/nottinghamscience (Science and behind the scenes)
http://www.youtube.com/foodskey (Food science)
http://www.youtube.com/BackstageScience (Big science facilities)
http://www.youtube.com/favscientist (Favourite scientists)
http://www.youtube.com/bibledex (Academic look at the Bible)
http://www.youtube.com/wordsoftheworld (Modern language and culture)
http://www.youtube.com/PhilosophyFile (Philosophy stuff)


Sixty Symbols: Will the LHC Destroy the World?

CERN's Large Hadron Collider will NOT destroy our planet. But many of you asked about it - and the "scenarios" are a good excuse to discuss some cool physics.

Dr Tony Padilla discusses a few doomsday theories from the very centre of the famed accelerator ring. Stand back and keep an eye out for black holes and strangelets!!!


5 and Penrose Tiling - Numberphile

Why five-sided figures pose a problem from Professor John Hunton - and a bit about the importance of Penrose Tiling.

Professor Hunton works at the University of Leicester.