Order and Disorder

The Forces that Drive the Universe

Order and Disorder is a historical scientific documentary mini-series hosted by Professor Jim Al-Khalili.

It reveals the history on how humanity discovered the rules that drive our cosmos and how we mastered the two most important concepts of the modern age – energy and information.

Episode 1: The Story of Energy

Episode 1: The Story of Energy

This first episode investigates our scientific history in learning about consuming, storing and using energy.

Jim Al-Khalili asks a simple, yet profound question – What is energy? To answer this, we’ll have to dive deep down a scientific hole that stretches back to the birth of our universe.

Here Jim discovers a strange set of laws that link together everything from engines to humans to stars. It turns out that energy, so critical to daily existence, actually helps us make sense of the entire universe.

Episode 2: The Story of Information

Episode 2: The Story of Information

Episode two focus on the scientific history on information.

As we dive into our information journey, Jim Al-Khalili discovers how harnessing the power of symbols has propelled humanity forward like never before. We’ll take a look at how the alphabet evolved throughout the ages – right into our modern digital information age.

But is information only a man-made concept naturally created to improve human communication and skills ? Jim discovers it might be even bigger, something that might be used all around us – intervowen with the fabric of reality itself.

Order and Disorder
  • Info
  • Release date16 Oct., 2012
  • Full runtime2 hours
  • Hosted byJim Al-Khalili
  • Production CompanyFurnace
  • Produced forBBC