Produced by: BBC, The Open University
Finalist in: Physical
Prof Jim Al Khalili takes us back in time to tackle the greatest question in science: How did the Universe begin? By recreating a series of critical observations and experiments that revolutionised our understanding of our world, Jim unravels the cosmic mystery of science’s creation story and takes us to a moment, one millionth of a second, after the universe sprang into existence. It is a tale of mavericks and bold leaps of imagination, of human fallibility and determination in the face of adversity. Uncovering the origins of the universe is regarded as humankind’s greatest intellectual achievement.