Sixty Symbols

Ever been confused by all the letters and squiggles used by scientists? Hopefully these videos will unravel some of those mysteries.
Sixty Symbols is a collection of videos about physics and astronomy presented by experts from The University of Nottingham.
They aren’t lessons or lectures – and they never tried to be an online reference book. The films are just fun chats with men and women who love their subject and know a lot about it!
It’s worth noting many symbols have multiple uses across scientific disciplines and they sometimes tackle them from an unexpected viewpoint.
On gamma you’ll find a professor of physics talking about cricket balls… and on rho stuffing paper clips into coffee cups.
And sometimes when there’s no symbol to tell a story (like Schrödinger’s cat), they just make one up! Whatever video you watch, they hope you’ll see something interesting and maybe learn something new.
You may have noted more than sixty symbols in the playlist. That’s because when they finished, everyone asked for more. They’re currently working on the second sixty!

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  • Anonymous

    This is one of the best physics documentaries, if you could call it that, I have ever seen. Very interesting and informational yet very easily understood for the most part.

    • Recon

      we must have seen different programs

      • Crazysole

        try watching it all….

      • Simon Phaneuf

        go see their youtube channel! you won’t regret it!

  • Recon

    lol…One of the worst Docs I’ve ever seen……got through 10 minutes and they still hadn’t said a goddam word sysmbols…just following some rather unattractive woman to china.

    • Recon

      oops..i ment  “about symbols”

      • Benjamin Heasly

        That’s mean!

      • Benjamin Heasly

        That’s mean!

      • Benjamin Heasly

        That’s mean!

    • Ebolter

      not enough cartoon drawings for you ?

    • Ebolter

      not enough cartoon drawings for you ?

    • Drywall

      Congratulations on completely missing the point.

    • Drywall

      Congratulations on completely missing the point.

  • David

    This was just some woman ooing and aahh ing about going to china to watch a solar eclise !

  • David

    This was just some woman ooing and aahh ing about going to china to watch a solar eclise !