Genius by Stephen Hawking

Drag Racing to Explore the Doppler Effect

Clip: Episode 4 | 3m 16s Video has closed captioning.

Stephen Hawking and Neil Turok introduce us to Einstein’s idea of a static universe. The volunteers arrive at a drag strip with an electric car ready to go. They must use the sound of the siren, a microphone and laptop to determine the speed and direction of the car. How fast will the car go and what can it tell them about our universe?

Aired: 05/24/16

Rating: TV-G

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