First transmitted on Channel Four / Equinox, October 2000
The revolution in cosmology which is leading to a new view of the Universe
If there is one thing “every schoolgirl knows” about Einstein and his theory of relativity, it’s that the speed of light is constant. Yet today a small group of brilliant physicists and astronomers have risked their scientific reputations to question the validity of this idea. Could the speed of light of change?
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‘Forget the physics; this is a fascinating human drama’
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