Genius by Stephen Hawking

Descartes and Cartesian Coordinate System | Genius by Stephen Hawking

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Descartes discovered a lot about the dimensions of length, width, and height without leaving his room. Learn more about these three dimensions and how we use them in this excerpted clip from Genius by Stephen Hawking.

The Discovery of Microorganisms | Genius by Stephen Hawking

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When Leeuwenhoek first looked at a drop of water through one of the earliest microscopes, he discovered a world of “little animals”—what we now call microorganisms. This opened up a whole new field of science and started a conversation about what we really are.

Transforming the Solar System: Copernicus and Galileo | Genius by Stephen Hawking

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We know that Copernicus and Galileo made great discoveries in astronomy and reconstructing our understanding of the solar system. The question is, how? Find out as leading scientists guide Stephen Hawking’s geniuses to making these amazing discoveries for themselves.

Hubble's Universe Full of Galaxies | Genius by Stephen Hawking

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Edwin Hubble's examination of nebulae lead to the thrilling discovery that the universe was much larger than the world had imagined.

The Atomic Structure, Quantum Physics, and Counting Electrons | Genius by Stephen Hawking

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Stephen Hawking guides a team to understand the challenges and uncertainties of investigating the laws of physics at the subatomic level. 

Discovering Planets Outside Our Solar System | Genius by Stephen Hawking

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Learn how scientists discover planets outside of our solar system as Stephen Hawking guides his group through different challenges on their quest to discover alien life in the episode "Are We Alone?"

Isaac Newton, the Enlightenment, and the Natural World | Genius by Stephen Hawking

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Learn about the achievements of Isaac Newton, his famous epiphany with an apple, and his influence both on the Enlightenment and on scientific exploration of the natural world.

Counting the Stars in the Milky Way | Genius by Stephen Hawking

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"It's hard work shoveling buckets of stars," says one of Stephen Hawking's geniuses, but that is exactly what a group does as they work to visualize the true number of stars in the galaxy using tiny grains of sand. Find out if you can comprehend the number as the group continues their quest to learn if there is life beyond our planet.

The Origins of Proteins and Amino Acids | Genius by Stephen Hawking

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Do you know how life on Earth began? It may be more random than you think. "The most basic building blocks of line can appear ... out of the blue." Learn about how amino acids and proteins were created, leading to the dawn of life on Earth.

Are We Alone? Full Episode | Genius by Stephen Hawking

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The second episode in the series Genius by Stephen Hawking, watch as a group of non-scientist volunteers are given a series of tasks which will help inform them as they try to answer the question Is there alien life in the universe? Learn about what life needs to survive on a planet and discover the Goldilocks zone, the great filter, and how scientists number the stars in the skies.

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