Cosmology Videos  

Design of the Universe
At Serious Play 2008, astrophysicist George Smoot shows stunning new images from deep-space surveys, and describes how the cosmos - with its giant webs of dark matter and mysterious gaping voids - evolved this way.




The Big Bang, COBE, and the Relic Radiation of Creation
The cosmic background radiation is a tool to understand the structure and history of the universe and the structure of space-time. These observations have provided increased support for the big bang theory of the universe's origin.


Vanity Fair Photo Shoot With UCB Nobelists, 4/10/07
Watch Nobel Laureates Yuan T. Lee, Donald Glaser, Daniel McFadden, George Smoot, Charles Townes and Steven Chu prepare for their Vanity Fair portrait titled "Tree of Wisdom" at UC Berkeley after a campus lecture series about energy.









Nobelist George Smoot Directs Big Bang with Cal Band, 12/06
UC Berkeley professor and Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist George Smoot recruited the Cal band for a musical re-enactment of The Big Bang - the theory of how the universe was created. Smoot received the Nobel Prize for his research confirming The Big Bang. Watch as the Cal Band coalesces, moments before transforming into an expanding universe with the help of Professor Smoot.



Dark Energy Rules the Universe
The revolutionary discovery that the expansion of the universe is speeding up, not slowing down from gravity, means that 75 percent of our universe consists of mysterious dark energy. BCCP theoretical physicist Eric Linder delves into the mystery of dark energy as part of the Science in the Theatre lecture series on Nov. 24, 2008.


Interview with 2006 Nobel Laureates in Physics: George Smoot and John Mather
Interview excerpt with 2006 Nobel Prize Laureates in Physics John Mather and George Smoot answer a question from the public on how has their research effects everyday life.  


Nobel Prize in Physics, 2006
Cosmologist George F. Smoot led a team that obtained the first images of the nascent universe, confirming the predictions of the Big Bang theory and its origins. Smoot and John Mather were awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics.




George Smoot Announces New Center for Cosmological Physics
George Smoot and BCCP Astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter (pictured above) discuss the goals and necessity of the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics at a press conference on the UC Berkeley campus.