This is brilliant.
How do you explain something complex in three minutes? Let twelfth-grader Hillary Diane Andales from Tacloban City, Philippines show you in this prize-winning video on the theory of relativity and the equivalence of reference frames.
Here’s an interview with her: Meet The Winner Of The 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge.
A lot of work goes into making something simple.
Measuring the Universe from Royal Observatory Greenwich on Vimeo.
This is a wonderful animated video produced by Richard Hogg for the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Reminds me of Charles and Ray Eames’ Powers of Ten.
This was and is a great documentary. The entire thing is now available on YouTube and its great to see. I have this on DVD but I’m delighted that a wider audience will get to see this. Feynman wasn’t just a genius, he was a “character” who played bongo drums, talked about the interaction of art and science, and solved the mystery of why the Shuttle Challenger went down by dipping a piece of O ring in ice water.
A while back NPR did a wonderful piece piece called For Love of Insects. The author, Thomas Eisner is a noted biologist and a character.