The BBC have been trying to tell us about the big bang ever since the theory first began gathering pace, as an explanation for how the universe came into existence, in the 1950s.
This look back at some of the BBC’s science and factual programming department’s classic documentaries, brings us right up to date with big bang research and the LHC experiment at CERN, due to be switched on next Wednesday, the 10th of September, 2008.
The Large Hadron Collider is the biggest science experiment ever built in the search for the so-called god particle; the Higgs boson, which if discovered and observed behaving as mathematical models currently predict it should, will become a huge stepping stone into string theory research and human understanding of what happened before the big bang.
EDIT: Google have removed this video. For the time being you’ll have to search for it on UseNet. I will be re-submitting it to Google as soon as possible. Google have now reinstated this video – but not the earlier one I posted on the LHC at CERN. I don’t know why this is, but I’m working on it. In the meantime, please search UseNet for the MPEG of this program, which I posted to alt.binaries.documentaries