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Brian Cox explains quantum mechanics in 60 seconds - BBC News

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Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews British physicist Brian Cox is challenged by the presenter of Radio 4's 'Life Scientific', Jim Al-Khalili, to explain the rules of quantum mechanics in just a minute. Brian succeeds; while conceding that the idea that everything is inherently probabilistic, is challenging. Even Einstein found it difficult. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04hvx9z Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
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Kris Rude (3 days ago)
why does the partical move
Malf Meister (13 days ago)
0:16 - repetition of ‘is’
Luke Kelly's Ghost (15 days ago)
Brian cuck is one creepy looking dude. He reminds me of a pedophile with his greasy oily skin and monstrous fish lips.
Basic Dos Gaming (16 days ago)
He explained nothing...
Prodot Puypuy (19 days ago)
the smile titan. 😊
Robert Spreadborough (22 days ago)
I think he has a coat hanger stuck in his gob -
alfian kamil (23 days ago)
was he talking about schrodinger equation? If that's the case then he should mention it so I can follow him better
touka Tsukiyama (25 days ago)
Earth is flat space does not exist probably we never landed on the moon so fake all of it what we should learn about is chemtrails and wake everyone up on what they do
touka Tsukiyama (25 days ago)
It’s all lies and programming we are programmed to see the world through a text book and believe what s happened in the past it’s all fake brain cox is a illuminati idiot
wiseman 1965 (1 month ago)
God is teasing us 😝
cool guy (1 month ago)
60 seconds, more like 82 seconds. Learn how to count before you delve into Quantum Mechanics 😂
christina morrison (1 month ago)
anicetune (1 month ago)
What's the probability that those sweat particles will hop towards that great big smile?
Queen Deirdre (1 month ago)
My version of quantum mechanics is me, him and a king size bed! 🇮🇪
CHILLIN DILLAN (1 month ago)
Brilliant idiot! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPFAYIr8z2I
fluentpiffle (2 months ago)
It is fitting that the materialist should be highly visible, while the reality is not.. www.spaceandmotion.com
Insanity (2 months ago)
61 seconds actually If you want to get technical
fokGoogol (2 months ago)
Two of the brightest people on Earth talking about the fundamentals of reality ... and some here can only comment on the sheen of their skin. Idiocracy has kicked in YO.
Donnie Lesser (2 months ago)
I just clicked on this because I find his physical presence annoying and wanted to give the video a thumbs down. You know they smear him in butter before every interview just to annoy people who has a some sense of taste and decency.
Maska Jinzo (2 months ago)
I understood absolutely nothing. Great job
Denise Sarmiento (2 months ago)
Yep... IT flew over mu head... I need a replay
Everything is vibrating therefore nothing is certain at the atomic scale. Everything bigger is fluid.
ain'tgotno mind95 (2 months ago)
He didnt explain shit neither has any other physicist
Blind Archangel (2 months ago)
0:05 pause it there. Isn't he EXACTLY like Jason Siegel, but bald?
Pip Pipster (2 months ago)
It’s like really really big.
Joolban (2 months ago)
His voice is so reassuring and demeanour always so calm and charming. I wish I had a maths or science teacher like him. Although looking back I might not have appreciated them.
koffinkat666 (2 months ago)
There is burning rubber smoke coming from my ears.....
Downhill Phil (2 months ago)
now we need to predict where the quantum wrench and screwdriver are so we can fix something!
S. Saraswati (2 months ago)
Is there nothing that Brian Cox can't/won't explain in 60 seconds? Like how to butter bread ... how to wipe your arse ... I'm sick to death of his smarmy and obiquitous omnipresence.
Economics In A Hurry (2 months ago)
I love how he breaks it down simply
Brett Mitchell (2 months ago)
Cox is a twathole.
banjo234 (2 months ago)
Particles are described by probability/wave equations and provably exist only as these probability distributions until observed/measured/recorded by a consciousness. Cox's presumtion that the "particle" really exists as a particle within that probability distribution before it is actually observed is contentious, unprovable and probably false. In fact this assumption is contradicted by the fact that the Young's Slits experiment still exhibits the familiar interference pattern when the flow of particles (electrons/photons) through the slits is limited to ONE at at a time. A "particle" fairly obviously cannot pass through both slits at once and "interfere" with itself, so whatever is passing through the individual slits cannot be "a particle" in any normal or familiar sense of the word. It appears to me that Cox is therefore wrong to say that the electron he refers to is a particle before it is observed. Tom Campbell's take on Quantum Reality makes more sense than this. He posits we exist in a virtual universe (like a video game) wherein space, time, mass, charge etc are illusions programmed by a much more powerful consciousness than our own. He would say that the electron is a programmed (by the larger creative consciousness) expression within this virtual reality of a (localised in 3D virtual space) probability distribution with ascribed characteristics of mass and charge that only adopts a particular location once that probability distribution is collapsed by an observer (whose consciousness [ours] exists alongside the creator consciousness) outside the virtual reality that is our material universe.
Rare Nature (2 months ago)
This program is just about finishing your sentences before the time is up.
Jeanette loveridge (2 months ago)
Quantum physics the mathematics of bullocks and how to confuse one's self, Brian the well scripted Freemason bullshiter. I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology. Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Of these, the most influential is what is called 'education.' Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part. It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything, if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment. Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely, without the need of armies or policemen.
donald parker (2 months ago)
This man is simply brilliant
sKiTzMiCk 69 (2 months ago)
Dude stop putting vaseline on your face ya fuckin queer.
bgmcc907 (2 months ago)
Donald Trump can do it in 59.
R Hugh Sirius Ph.D. (2 months ago)
He doesn't know his ass-crack from the stoopid-smile cracked on his puss.
Bill Jones (2 months ago)
😂😂😂 crap😂😂😂
Czar Manlutac (2 months ago)
That gay is disgusting
Phil Davis (2 months ago)
Phil Davis (2 months ago)
This guy should should get put out. Promotes the moon landings as if it happend. People are so stupid they can´t even wipe their own asses.
MusicMusicMusic (2 months ago)
The only people that don't understand the universe, are those that as sure as hell think they understand it, and make a busy time stating so. Be even more wary of those that state an answer from someone else's conclusions... Is that not the sign they havn't thought for themselves?
Rolf J. (2 months ago)
Electrons are not particles hoe
Temmie Loves (2 months ago)
omg he is so smart im so liking and subscribing
TheBloodshower (2 months ago)
Okay, im a quantum mechanic now. Pay me
Michael O Neill (2 months ago)
Cryin box is a tit, everything he knows is bullshit, what an achievement
Matthieu Vonlanthen (2 months ago)
The U.S. military is getting ready to invade his face!
Ghost572 (2 months ago)
He's been polishing his face again! Brian!
Steven Douglas (2 months ago)
What a shiny brain!
wisnu yogapraditya (3 months ago)
Lower your screen brightness as low as you can, then use your sun glasses. Thank me later
GIOU12 B (3 months ago)
He doesn't know anything about quantum mechanics - according to Feynman
BabyBoomerChannel (3 months ago)
Quantum Mecahnics is bulls1t. It’s a theoretical explanation of our observations, that have evolved past Einstein. It says a particle can be in two places at the same time. It’s a bunch of theories and equations that are bound by a humans understand of current science.
RogueReplicant (3 months ago)
Brian sux cox
jakep1979 (3 months ago)
I failed my job interview last week but I repeated this line at the end and I came out feeling smart which was nice.
Frank Herrera (3 months ago)
Repeat this in front of a shrink, and it's straight jacket time.
Pr0JectFlamE (3 months ago)
Still didn’t really understand haha
Matthew McPeek (3 months ago)
I still don't get it.
Svetka Aleshenka (3 months ago)
about time he explained what drugs his on!
Kevin T (3 months ago)
ok now prove that "particles" exist
brian sherwin (3 months ago)
That being so and our bodies being so composed it then becomes scientifically compatible for resurrection power to translate us into infinite probabilities but guided or controlled by our Maker. Faith in such is pre eminent but so is faith in so many things believed impossible before someone's vision.
Henry Swanson (3 months ago)
So THIIIIIIIIIS is what Johnny Depp based his version of Willy Wonka on!
Luc Martineau (3 months ago)
That sounds more like the measurement problem
It's funny he mentioned Feinman. Brian Cox is the embodiment of every ideal that Feinman imagined. He once said, if you truly understand something, you should be able to describe it in simple terms to a layman. I don't know of anyone else that can more eligantly and eloquently describe physics to us laymen. I absolutely love listening to him talk about physics.
Hannible 100 (3 months ago)
Me thinks Brian is a weed smoker!
TyroPro (3 months ago)
What about the fact that everything is made of light due to the particle annihilation phenomena which is basically the same mechanic that Sony implements in their noise cancellation head phones. One frequency of vibrations hits another one head on at the inverse frequency to negate or minimize both frequencies as they shrink down subsantically into silence, or on the atomic level, photons.
c@mbaz (3 months ago)
Gabbar Singh (3 months ago)
I bet after this life he'll become a Shining, Star just look at his face
Nautilus1972 (3 months ago)
This was a terrible explanation. Classical mechanics deals with the very large, QM deals with the very small.
Zaphod Beeblebrox (3 months ago)
I spent one minute watching this video. Where's my P.H.D???
Waseem Niyaz (3 months ago)
Finally someone is smiling while explaining quantum mechanics
Jurriën (3 months ago)
Ah, another theory of bs, simply because there is only a way to calculate it. As Einstein said against Lemaitre: "Vos calculs sont corrects, mais votre physique est abominable".
Dingo Capo (3 months ago)
brain please explain why BBC is a deceitful liberal shit rag of journalism and never reports the whole unbiased truth about anything ????
BabyDaniyal (3 months ago)
He lost me after "basic version"... when he talks about hop hop i was imagining a rabbit. Then i started looking at his shiny face. Then i got black out. The last thing i remember was the other guy press the stopwatch.
amit bhawanie (3 months ago)
Cox looks like a raping pedophile
kevin richards (3 months ago)
takes one to know one chief!!!
Syuna (3 months ago)
How can u hate this guy he always looks like he’s blessed lol Brian is awesome 👏
Mark Martin (3 months ago)
You say he's Brian Blessed? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Blessed
kevin richards (3 months ago)
i know right, people hate smart folks. jealousy is all it is
Yah Yahoo (3 months ago)
lol...lol...like i cant type the lols..the backspaces to repair my broken grammar...love is the remedial explanation for particle attraction.
William Kuyath (3 months ago)
I totally get this. fuck. no I don't. *goes back to watching Honey Boo Boo on TV*
TopazMan (3 months ago)
Yeah but can quantum mechanic change a wheel on a car? No it can not.....or can it???
tita adorno (3 months ago)
I still don't understand this shit. He didn't explain it easy enough for me
SC Oxford (3 months ago)
Wrong. He's banging on about Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. The question was, what is quantum mechanics. It's to do with the fact that electrons within in an atom can only have specific energy levels, i.e. they are quantised, they are restricted to certain values, and when falling back to lower levels they emit packets of electromagnetic energy at specific quarantined frequencies. Ask him one on football.
SC Oxford (3 months ago)
kasegi Yabu ... No, this refers to electrons occupying the same state.
N NN (3 months ago)
Shine bright like a cox By Rihanna
D800Lover (3 months ago)
I can do it in a single sentence. It is the probability of a particle ending up in a single place, except that single place has to be picked and hence you can pick many places with varying degrees of probability. Now, somebody please present me with a professorship, or at least a scholarship. :)
dwigmans z (3 months ago)
It's no particles it's ether and waves spraying
Nenad IC XC Shuput (3 months ago)
Daaamn.. he flamin fagatron..., Why is this in my Recommendations..?
Kat Popa (3 months ago)
"What's the probability a particle will move from point A to B "
Ashish Xanathis Nangia (3 months ago)
and how did it taste?
Handsome_Hero (3 months ago)
Is Brian a bender?
Brown Dog (3 months ago)
God he’s greasy
Jan Matias (3 months ago)
TubeSpoker (3 months ago)
best explanation ever
doh1959 (3 months ago)
yea real simple rule il spend the rest of my life trying to understand it then
Kiegan Lenihan (3 months ago)
he looks like a titan
he looks like he has a shiny layer of vaseline rubbed onto his face
Rajdeep Ghosh (3 months ago)
Yeah That's easy
Hosoi Archives (3 months ago)
He didn't explain anything
Leo A (3 months ago)
this guy's a tool
Mad Jack (3 months ago)
waz (3 months ago)
Brian you cock earth is flat.
chris miklos (3 months ago)
worlds most oily face
mike4ty4 (3 months ago)
So? He can't help it if his sebaceous glands are highly productive. That's coded for by genes.

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