Today, TEDxCERN and TED-Ed have unveiled the first of 5 animated lessons specially developed by CERN scientists for TEDxCERN and brought to life by the talented animators at TED-Ed: "The beginning of the universe, for beginners."
The lesson, which you can watch above(!) and at ed.ted.com, was conceived by CERN physicist Tom Whyntie and explains how cosmologists and particle physicists explore questions like, “How did the universe begin? How is it expanding?” by replicating the heat, energy, and activity of the first few seconds of our universe, right after the Big Bang.
The other four TED-Ed + CERN lessons will feature content on all those super fascinating mysteries of science that CERN is exploring right now — things like the origins of the universe, dark matter, anti-matter, and the famous Higgs boson.
The next four animations will be revealed at TEDxCERN on May 3, and will be available on ed.ted.com that very same day.
To see the premiere of the next four lessons in real time, tune in to the TEDxCERN live webcast, which will be available to the public on http://tedxcern.web.cern.ch/ and feature talks from scientists and big thinkers of all kinds.
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