Everything and Nothing

Jim Al-Khalili tackles two of the hardest questions our universe has to offer: What is everything, and what is nothing?

Delve into the mind boggling science behind these questions, as Jim sets out to explore the true size and shape of our universe and the scientific weirdness of nothingness.

Episode 1: Everything

Episode 1: Everything

What does the universe actually look like and what is it? Episode one follows Professor Al-Khalili as he jumps straight into the cosmological wonders of everything.

This same journey takes him from the distant past to the boundaries of the known universe.

Along the way he charts the remarkable stories of the men and women who discovered the truth about space and investigates how our understanding of our universe has been shaped by both breakthroughs in mathematics and astronomy.

Episode 2: Nothing

Episode 2: Nothing

The second episode explores the frontier of “nothing” and human science.

Mind boggling on its own, the absoluteness of nothing might be more complicated than previously thought.

As we seek to understand nothing, we’ll go further into the limits of human perception. Here, our understanding of science is warped and filled with knowledge gaps – in turn creating the deepest mysteries of our universe.

Scientifically, how was the universe created out of nothing?

Jim illustrates the answer in a hypothesis, built upon what we already know of existence and our cosmos.

He argues that everything did indeed come from “nothing”. Here, in nothingness, the quantum world of the supersmall shaped the vast universe we inhabit today.

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Everything and Nothing
  • Info
  • Release Year21 March 2011
  • Full runtime2 hours
  • PresenterJim Al-Khalili
  • Production companiesFurnace, BBC