Absolute Zero is a two-part series documenting the scientific goal of reaching the zenith of cold; a state where particles lose all energy and stop moving.
Following the story of the scientists who worked towards understanding it, Absolute Zero visits hundreds of years worth of scientific history and the many scientific breakthroughs occurring along the way.
Episode 1: The Conquest of Cold
What is cold and why does it form? Trace through scientific history as the epic journey for the Conquest of Cold begins.
Episode one visits the 17th and 18th century as scientific investigations are under way to understand cold and attain absolute zero.
Episode 2: The Race for Absolute Zero
The Race for Absolute Zero charts the second race for absolute zero as it unfolds 100 years later to episode 1.
Towards the end of the 20th century, as scientists attempted to produce a Bose Einstein Condensate, a new state of matter is predicted by Einstein.
With the winner of each scientific race going on to win the Nobel Prize for their work, ultra-cold research has proved to be one of the most competitive fields of modern science.
- Release date2008
- Full runtime
- Director(s)David Dugan
- Production companyWindfall Films