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Russell Stannard is Professor Emeritus of Physics at The Open University.

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ET, life and the universe

ET, life and the universe Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Feb 2010
Is there intelligent life out there? Professor Russell Stannard examines various possibilities, and our chances of ever finding out about them.

The size of the universe

The size of the universe Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2010
Professor Russell Stannard investigates what is beyond the observable universe and explores claims that the universe might close back on itself.

More to space than meets the eye

More to space than meets the eye Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2010
Professor Russell Stannard explains why the word ‘space’ – so-called empty space – isn’t simply another name for ...

Is time the same for everyone?

Is time the same for everyone? Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Feb 2010
We all start off thinking there is just the one time – the same for everyone. Professor Russell Stannard illustrates how relativity theory...

The nature of matter

The nature of matter Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Feb 2010
Professor Russell Stannard explores the nature of matter and how complete our understanding of matter can be.

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Comment posted by Tronn Larsen on 11th Feb 2012
-SPACETIME – Speed of light. ...