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Monday, August 19, 2019

List of PBS Space Time physics videos


This post is a list of physics videos on PBS Space Time's YouTube channel. The sections are based on a physics outline I created in an earlier post which can be found at this link. A further explanation of this post can be found at this link.


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This post was last updated August 19th, 2019. There are 191 videos listed below organized into 20 sections:


1. Cosmology (30)

2. Astronomy (53)

3. Particles (11)

4. Elements (0)

5. Molecules (0)

6. Chemical reactions (0)

7. Thermodynamics (6)

8. Classical mechanics (4)

9. Fluid dynamics (2)

10. Special relativity (7)

11. Gravity (31)

12. Optics (5)

13. Sound (2)

14. Electromagnetism (1)

15. Quantum mechanics (23)

16. Strong force (2)

17. Weak force (0)

18. String theory (4)

19. Dark matter (4)

20. Dark energy (6)


1. Cosmology (30)


Why the Big Bang definitely happened (12:35)

What's wrong with the Big Bang theory (12:58)

What happened before the Big Bang? (13:50)

What caused the Big Bang? (13:28)

Did time start at the Big Bang? (13:34)

How cosmic inflation flattened the universe (13:41)

Cosmic microwave background explained (7:10)

Secrets of the cosmic microwave background (17:11)

Cosmic microwave background challenge (5:01)

The cosmic dark ages (15:21)

Scientists have detected the first stars (9:28)

The fate of the first stars (13:28)

The quasar from the beginning of time (8:33)

Are the fundamental constants changing? (14:52)

The crisis in cosmology (18:05)

How do you measure the size of the universe? (6:37)

Deciphering the vast scale of the universe (10:12)

The edge of an infinite universe (18:30)

What happens at the edge of the universe? (9:37)

Will the universe expand forever? (13:11)

How will the universe end? (17:53)

The star at the end of time (11:04)

Could the universe end by tearing apart every atom? (15:49)

White holes (13:27)

Supervoids vs colliding universes (14:00)

Computing a universe simulation (15:09)

Are we living in an ancestor simulation? (16:28)

How much information is in the universe (16:12)

The holographic universe explained (18:24)

Noether's theorem and the symmetries of reality (13:02)


2. Astronomy (53)


We are star stuff (13:38)

The eye of Sauron reveals a forming solar system (10:47)

Why is the Earth round and the Milky Way flat? (14:17)

The Andromeda-Milky Way collision (12:02)

Dark flow (12:28)

Why quasars are so awesome (11:54)

When quasars collide STJC (13:39)

Strange stars (13:46)

The treasures of Trappist-1 (12:03)

The alchemy of neutron star collisions (15:41)

Pulsar starquakes make fast radio bursts? (9:10)

The real star wars (18:06)

Extraterrestrial superstorms (14:09)

The Great American Eclipse (11:58)

The origin of Oumuamua, our first interstellar visitor (11:36)

Juno to reveal Jupiter's violent past (13:27)

Is it irrational to believe in aliens? (7:52)

How to signal aliens (11:17)

Why haven't we found alien life? (12:11)

Life on Europa? (13:09)

Is there life on Mars? (13:42)

Will we ever find alien life? (17:37)

Oumuamua is not aliens (17:32)

Did life on Earth come from space? (18:34)

Are we alone? (6:22)

Have they seen us? (17:57)

First detection of life (11:41)

Martian evolution (14:59)

The race to a habitable exoplanet (5:33)

Habitable exoplanets debunked! (10:47)

Planet X discovered? (8:37)

Self-replicating robots and galactic domination (12:54)

Suicide space robots (16:48)

Will you travel to space? (16:23)

Should we colonize Venus instead of Mars? (7:37)

5 real possibilities for interstellar travel (13:03)

Is the Alcubierre warp drive possible? (10:02)

First humans on Mars (11:25)

Will Mars or Venus kill you first? (10:57)

Will starshot's interstellar journey succeed? (12:17)

How asteroid mining will save Earth (11:58)

Should space be privatized? (12:40)

How close to the Sun can humanity get? (14:15)

The end of the habitable zone (14:15)

Should we build a Dyson sphere? (14:30)

What will destroy planet Earth? (8:08)

Can you save Earth from a Killer Asteroid? (3:02)

5 ways to stop a killer asteroid (11:13)

Can we survive the destruction of the Earth? (13:27)

Is an ice age coming? (15:28)

Extinction by gamma-ray burst (13:09)

Kronos: Devourer of worlds (9:47)

The death of the sun (12:01)


3. Particles (11)


The origin of matter and time (12:32)

The true nature of matter and mass (10:48)

Quantum invariance and the origin of the standard model (13:04)

The Higgs mechanism explained (9:32)

The oh my god particle (12:18)

Will a new neutrino change the standard model? (13:04)

New fundamental particle discovered? (13:44)

Is there a fifth fundamental force? (8:22)

Time crystals (12:42)

Supersymmetric particle found? (16:26)

The one-electron universe (12:50)


4. Elements (0)


5. Molecules (0)


6. Chemical reactions (0)


7. Thermodynamics (7)


What is energy? (14:19)

Absolute cold (10:41)

The misunderstood nature of entropy (12:20)

The physics of life (13:41)

Reversing entropy with Maxwell's demon (14:01)

Are you a Boltzmann brain? (11:44)


8. Classical mechanics (4)


The impossibility of perpetual motion machines (16:31)

Perpetual motion from negative mass? (15:14)

The trebuchet challenge (8:48)

Which particle wins this race? (6:02)


9. Fluid dynamics (2)


What happens to a helium balloon in freefall? (1:46)

Can a Starfox barrel roll work in space? (9:51)


10. Special relativity (7)


100 years of relativity (8:05)

The real meaning of E=MC^2 (10:23)

The speed of light is not about light (12:46)

The photon clock challenge (2:17)

Superluminal time travel and time warp challenge (11:48)

The geometry of causality (16:07)

The Unruh effect (11:14)


11. Gravity (31)


General relativity and curved spacetime explained (8:53)

Are space and time an illusion? (8:55)

What's the most realistic artificial gravity in sci-fi? (11:22)

Is gravity an illusion? (12:33)

Can you trust your eyes in spacetime? (9:19)

What physics teachers get wrong about tides (15:21)

How to build a black hole (13:22)

The phantom singularity (18:05)

When time breaks down (9:31)

How time becomes space inside a black hole (15:29)

Do events inside black holes happen? (14:25)

What survives inside a black hole? (14:08)

What happens at the event horizon? (19:59)

Horizon radiation (14:56)

The black hole entropy enigma (12:25)

How black holes kill galaxies (14:33)

Hawking radiation (12:06)

The black hole information paradox (15:30)

Escape the Kugelblitz challenge (8:09)

How to see black holes and Kugelblitz answers (11:18)

The real science of the EHT black hole (12:07)

Black holes from the dawn of time (13:43)

Black hole swarms (11:32)

Is the moon in Majora's Mask a black hole? (9:41)

Have gravitational waves been discovered?!? (11:27)

LIGO's first detection of gravitational waves (9:32)

The strange universe of gravitational lensing (13:32)

The future of gravitational waves (8:20)

Neutron stars collide in new LIGO signal? (15:51)

Using stars to see gravitational waves (12:47)

Quantum gravity and the hardest problem in physics (16:41)


12. Optics (5)


Telescopes of tomorrow (13:01)

Telescopes on the Moon (13:35)

The future of space telescopes (13:40)

Exploring a huge radio telescope in VR 180 (5:31)

How Gaia changed astronomy forever (10:45)


13. Sound (2)


What do stars sound like? (13:50)

Sound waves from the beginning of time (17:32)


14. Electromagnetism (1)


The EM drive: fact or fiction (14:43)


15. Quantum mechanics (23)


The quantum experiment that broke reality (13:32)

How the quantum eraser rewrites the past (14:40)

Quantum eraser lottery challenge (5:53)

Planck's constant and the origin of quantum mechanics (15:16)

Understanding the uncertainty principles with quantum Fourier series (14:49)

Quantum entanglement and the great Bohr-Einstein debate (14:03)

The many worlds of the quantum multiverse (12:53)

Pilot wave theory and quantum realism (16:32)

Anti-matter and quantum relativity (16:12)

Quantum physics in a mirror universe (17:11)

Our antimatter, mirrored, time-reversed universe (18:27)

Is quantum tunneling faster than light? (11:07)

The first quantum field theory (15:22)

Solving the impossible in quantum field theory (15:21)

The secrets of Feynman diagrams (14:25)

Feynman's infinite quantum paths (15:49)

Are virtual particles a new layer of reality? (17:14)

The nature of nothing (16:07)

The vacuum catastrophe (11:35)

Quantum vortices and superconductivity (9:03)

Why quantum information is never destroyed (13:43)

Why quantum computing requires quantum cryptography (17:15)

The quantum internet (15:20)


16. Strong force (2)


Nuclear physics challenge (4:21)

Thorium and the future of nuclear energy (18:42)


17. Weak force (0)


18. String theory (4)


What are the strings in string theory? (16:38)

Why string theory is right (16:48)

Why string theory is wrong (18:39)

How to detect extra dimensions (15:48)


19. Dark matter (4)


Does dark matter break physics? (10:42)

The missing mass mystery (13:22)

Are dark matter and dark energy the same? (13:54)

No dark matter = proof of dark matter? (14:38)


20. Dark energy (6)


Why the universe needs dark energy (12:41)

What does dark energy really do? (12:39)

Anti-gravity and the true nature of dark energy (14:48)

Did dark energy just disappear? (15:50)

Is dark energy getting stronger? (18:22)

The cosmic conspiracy of dark energy challenge (7:02)