Paul Olding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Brief

 

 

Particle physicist and ex D:Ream keyboard player Prof Brian Cox (he got a promotion) wants to know What Time Is It? It’s a simple question and it sounds like it has a simple answer. But do we really know what it is that we’re asking? Brian visits the ancient pyramids at Chichen Itza in Cancun where the Maya built temples to time. He finds out that a day is never 24 hours because our planet spins erratically, and meets the keeper of time on our planet. He discovers that we not only travel through time at the speed of light, but to someone watching you, your time can speed up or slow down depending on where you are and what you’re doing. He journeys to the beginning of time (and beyond), and explores the very limit of time, a point where current physics just doesn’t have the answers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards

 

 

 

Award for Scientific Merit

“…This BBC Horizon production maintains the high standard set by their earlier documentaries, and with

stylish visuals and Professor Brian Cox’s always engaging delivery, takes a simple, familiar question

through an impossibly complex yet fascinating series of answers…”

 

 

 

 

Audience Prize

 

 

 

Other Festivals

 

Academia Film Olomouc, Czech Republic 2010

 

Goethe Institute Science Film Festival, Bangkok 2009

 

 

 

Press

The Sun – ‘They call me the Liam Gallagher of physics’

 

Radio Times – ‘Horizon at its best’

 

TV Scoop – ‘Stupendous Programme’

 

Digital Spy – ‘watchable, intelligent, entertaining’

 

Independent – ‘a cerebral treat’

 

Times – ‘better than Professor Brian Cox's last Horizon’

 

Spiked – ‘baffling’

 

Independent – ‘a cerebral treat’

 

 

Public (Blogs and Emails)

Fantastic programme

I enjoyed it immensely

Enjoyable, interesting, informative

I had my brain stimulated

dealt nicely with translating the deepest concepts into layman's terms

Cox is lucky to be quite a handsome guy

thought he did a pretty good job of explaining some pretty complicated concepts

it did its job well, namely of getting people who are not scientist interested in the subject

Horizon as it used to be. And as it should be

both engrossing and mind-expanding. Simply brilliant.

Cox is like Carl Sagan in his enthusiasm and ability to convey complex ideas

an incredible episode of Horizon

A whirlwind tour of everything from quantum time to general relativity in an hour.

 

 

 

Read Brian’s Article

 

 

 

YouTube

 

Featuring behind the scenes videos

(that you won’t see on tv)

 

 

 

 

Photo Album

 

 

Chichen Itza, Cancun

 

 

 

 

Iguana

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filming Aerials in Boston

 

 

MIT Haystack, Boston

 

 

DoP Chris King

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the Road, Baltimore

 

 

 

Viewing the Hubble Deep Field

 

 

 

Contemplating Einstein

Anza Borrego Desert, Calif

 

 

 

 

 

 

DoP Chris King

 

 

 

Catching his second fish

 

 

Researcher Tom Ranson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soundman Jon Thomas

 

 

 

Me and my beard

 

 

Rock Star (yeah right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jibbing in the desert

 

 

 

Time ticks by

 

 

 

Night time on the beach in San Diego

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTRIBUTORS

 

 

 

 

Max Tegmark

Cosmological Time

 

 

 

 

Irwin Shapiro

‘Shapiro Time Delay’

 

 

 

Arthur Neil

Day length Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dennis McCarthy

Director of Time, USNO

 

 

 

 

Steve Beckwith

Hubble Deep Field

 

 

 

Saul Perlmutter

Cosmological Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neil Turok

M Theory

 

 

 

 

Fay Dowker

Causal Set Theory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There once was a lady named Bright,
Who traveled faster than light.
She set out one day,
In a relative way,
And returned on the previous night.

 

 

 

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