Symphony of Science – the Quantum World!


mp3: A musical investigation into the nature of atoms and subatomic particles, the jiggly things that make up everything we see. Featuring Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close.

“The Quantum World” is the eleventh installment in the ongoing Symphony of Science music video series. Materials used in the creation of this video are from:

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Richard Feynman – Fun to Imagine
BBC Visions of the Future – the Quantum Revolution
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking
Brian Cox TED Talk
BBC What Time is it
BBC Wonders of the Universe
BBC Horizon – What Is Reality

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*Please note that dark matter and dark energy are considered to make up a majority of the universe, in addition to the 12 particles and 4 forces.


[Morgan Freeman]
So, what are we really made of?
Dig deep inside the atom
and you’ll find tiny particles
Held together by invisible forces

Everything is made up
Of tiny packets of energy
Born in cosmic furnaces

[Frank Close]
The atoms that we’re made of have
Negatively charged electrons
Whirling around a big bulky nucleus

[Michio Kaku]
The Quantum Theory
Offers a very different explanation
Of our world

[Brian Cox]
The universe is made of
Twelve particles of matter
Four forces of nature

That’s a wonderful and significant story

[Richard Feynman]
Suppose that little things
Behaved very differently
Than anything big

Nothing’s really as it seems
It’s so wonderfully different
Than anything big

The world is a dynamic mess
Of jiggling things
It’s hard to believe

The quantum theory
Is so strange and bizarre
Even Einstein couldn’t get his head around it

In the quantum world
The world of particles
Nothing is certain
It’s a world of probabilities


It’s very hard to imagine
All the crazy things
That things really are like

Electrons act like waves
No they don’t exactly
They act like particles
No they don’t exactly

[Stephen Hawking]
We need a theory of everything
Which is still just beyond our grasp
We need a theory of everything, perhaps
The ultimate triumph of science


I gotta stop somewhere
I’ll leave you something to imagine

Date: September 6, 2011

43 thoughts on “Symphony of Science – the Quantum World!

  1. 11 years ago I liked this video and forgot about it. I don't know why i didn't subscribe then, but I'm 29 now and just now discovering a menagerie of incredible content this channel has. 😮

  2. But……. Dark matter 😮
    Dark energy😮
    Quantum theory of gravity😮
    Is it string theory?😊
    Loop Quantum gravity?😊
    Explaining time in not same in general theory of relativity and quantum field theory
    Find find find
    The loop between GR and QFT❤

  3. All this information been told in very short clip which is absolutely remarkable I believe that knowledge is the best way for any individual to understand different facts, wonders, weird thing that exist out side in the space

  4. The most logical explanation is that the mathematics of quantum mechanics represents the physics of ‘time’ itself relative to the atoms of the periodic table. With classical physics representing processes over a ‘period of time’, as in Newton’s differential equations. Light photon ∆E=hf energy is continuously transforming potential energy into the kinetic Eₖ=½mv² energy of matter, in the form of electrons. Kinetic energy is the energy of what is actually ‘happening’. The dynamic geometry of this process forms an uncertain ∆×∆pᵪ≥h/4π probabilistic future continuously unfolding relative to the electron probability cloud of the atoms and the wavelength of the light. The wave particle duality of light and matter (electrons) is forming a blank canvas that we interact with relative to the energy and momentum of our actions. This forms a constant of action in space and time that we see mathematically as the Planck constant h/2π.

  5. I remember listening all the songs of the symphony of science, my favorites were about physics, now almost 11 years later with a basic physics degree and forced to resing my passion just to survive because i live in a thirt world country, i guess sometimes life doesnt go the way one expects

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