Preview: Gravity And Me: The Force That Shapes Our Lives

Jim Al-Khalili - Gravity And Me: The Force That Shapes Our Lives

Physics professor Jim Al-Khalili returns to BBC Four, bringing the astonishing science of the gravitational force that shapes our entire universe, to life.

Re-creating Galileo’s groundbreaking experiments measuring gravity, Jim discovers how gravity not only keeps us horizontal, but affects our posture and even plays a part in determining our height and even rate of ageing.

Jim also explores the latest breakthrough – ‘gravity waves’ –  ripples in the vast emptiness of space, and finds out from astronauts what it’s like to live without gravity.

Finally with the help of a group of volunteers and scientists, he sets out to find where in Britain gravity is weakest and therefore the spot were we weigh the least.

Gravity And Me: The Force That Shapes Our Lives, Tuesday, 9pm – BBC Four

 

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