8-MINUTE VIDEOS

These videos are presented by Pervez Hoodbhoy.

  • The Big Bang – Just A Myth?
    Every culture and religion has its own version of creation. But here is the evidence that science offers.
  • بگ بینگ - محض ایک نظریہ؟
    ھر ثقافت اور مذھب میں ابتدائے کائنات اور زمین کی تخلیق کے بارے میں اپنے اپنے نظریات پائے جاتے ھیں۔ آئیے دیکھتے ھیں کہ اس بارے میں سائنس کیا کہتی ھے۔
  • Where Is The Centre Of Our Universe?
    A student once asked me if Mecca was where the Big Bang started from. Yes, I said, but Karachi is also the centre.
  • ہماری کائنات کا مرکز کہاں ہے؟
    ایک بار ایک طالب علم نے مجھ سے سوال کیا کہ کیا مکہ مکرمہ وہ مقام تھا، جہاں بگ بینگ واقع ھوا؟ میرا جواب تھا کہ ہاں! مگر اس حساب سے کراچی بھی کائنات کا مرکز بنتا ہے۔
  • How Will Our Universe End?
    Until a decade ago we didn’t know how everything would end. Now, we do – and it’s nothing to look forward to!
  • ہماری کائنات کیسے ختم ہوگی؟
    قریباََ ایک دھائی قبل ھم یقین سے نہیں کہہ سکتے تھے کہ کائنات کیسے ختم ھو گی ۔ مگر اب ھم یہ جانتے ھیں ۔ یہ آخر کیسے ممکن ھوا؟
  • Making Black Holes in Europe?
    Citizens of France and Switzerland are very worried they will be eaten up by a black hole made at CERN. Should they be?
  • کیا زمین پر بلیک ہول بنایا جا سکتا ہے؟
    فرانس اور سوئٹزر لینڈ کے شہری پریشان ہیں کہ کہیں سرن میں بنایا گیا بلیک ہول انہیں ہڑپ نہ کر لے۔ کیا ان کی یہ پریشانی بجا ہے؟
  • Life in Outer Space?
    Over 1000 extrasolar planets have been discovered and there are billions more. What is the chance of finding life?
  • غیر شمسی سیاروں پر زندگی؟
    ابھی تک ایک ھزار سے ذائد ماورائے نظام شمسی سیارے دریافت ھو چکے ھیں، اور ایسے اربوں سیارے ابھی دریافت ھونا باقی ھیں۔ ان میں زندگی کے آثار پائے جانے کے امکانات کتنے ھیں؟
  • Is Our World Just 3-Dimensional?
    Physics requires that our world should be actually 10-dimensional. Why this bizarre claim and why are the other dimensions invisible?
  • کیا ھماری دنیا واقعی سہ جہتی ھے؟
    طبیعات (فزکس) کے مطابق ھماری دنیا اصل میں دس جہتی ھونی چاھئیے۔ یہ عجیب و غریب دعویٰ آخر کس بنیاد پر کیا گیا ھے اور کیا وجہ ھے کہ ان میں سے زیادہ تر جہتیں غیر مرئی ھیں۔
  • Sending Pakistan to Mars
    India erupted in joy when spacecraft Mangalyaan successfully entered the Martian orbit in late September. Pakistanis may well ask: can we do it too? What will it take?
  • پاکستان مریخ تک کیسے پہنچ سکتا ہے؟
    خلائی جہاز منگلیان کے مریخ کے مدار میں داخل ہونے پر بھارتی خوشی سے جھوم اٹھے۔ پاکستان کے لوگ جاننا چاہتے ہیں کہ کیا وہ بھی مریخ تک پہنچ سکتے ہیں اور اس کے لئے کیا کچھ درکار ہوگا؟
  • Making Solar Electricity
    Let’s have a quick tour of how the solar electricity is produced, stored and used. Also take a look at its advantages and some of the problems.
  • شمسی بجلی
    آئیے دیکھتے ھیں کہ شمسی بجلی کیسے پیدا کی، زخیرہ کی اور استعمال میں لائی جاتی ھے؛ اس کے فوائد اور اس سے منسلک مسائل کیا ھیں؟

“THE TRUTH ABOUT ABDUS SALAM” BY PERVEZ HOODBHOY

CONVERSATION

“SCIENCE KA ADDA” (CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE) WITH SALMAN HAMEED

“HAMARI KAINAAT” (OUR UNIVERSE) WITH SALMAN HAMEED AND UMAIR ASIM
  • Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep # 1)
    Topic: Latest findings of the most earth-like planets found yet and extrasolar planets in general. Podcast published by Umair Asim and Dr Salman Hameed.
  • Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep # 2)
    In this episode, Dr. Salman Hameed and Umair Asim talk about the latest news of 5 rocky planets found in very ancient ‘solar system’ and more.
  • Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep # 3)
    Topic: Triple Transit on Planet Jupiter in January 2015, the importance of Jupiter in our solar system and some of its historical background.
  • Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep # 4)
    Topic: The recent outburst of a binary star system, U Geminorum, which became 100 times brighter than usual. What is U Geminorum and why it became so bright?
  • Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep # 5)
    In this episode, we answer your submitted questions. We talk about protoplanetary disks, end of the Universe, expansion of the Universe, history of Sun-centered and Geo-centered model of the ‘Universe’, importance of Astrophotography in Astronomy and the efforts of amateur astronomers for popularizing Astronomy in Pakistan.
  • Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep # 6)
    In this episode, we talk about a recent nova that happened in the constellation Sagittarius; What is a nova? What are the processes that make it happen? What are the different types of novae? What is Chandrasekhar limit and why it is so important to understand white dwarf in a nova?
  • Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep # 7)
    In this episode, we talk about stars: How did we first know the nature of stars in the night sky? What amazing knowledge spectroscopy of starlight has given to us? What different colors of stars can tell us about their physical properties?
  • Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep # 8)
    Umair Asim & Dr. Salman Hameed discuss how to learn about different types of stars on H-R Diagram, and how to know the life cycle of any star by looking at its place on H-R Diagram. 
  • Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep # 9)
    In this episode, Salman Hameed and Umair Asim discuss the latest news of water on Mars and its implications.
  • Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep # 10)
    In this episode, we talk about the new findings of exoplanets’ possibility in globular clusters and what impact it can make on any possible alien life in the system.
  • Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep # 11)
    In this episode, we talk about the recent finding on Planet X and discuss how credible it is.
  • Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep # 12)
    Let’s talk about ‘Gravitational Waves.’ What are these waves? How they are produced? How did we detect it? and What is coming in the future?
  • Hamari Kainat (Urdu Podcast, Ep # 13)
    In this episode, we talk about our own galaxy, Milky way. Where are we in our galaxy? What are the constituents of Milky way and what is the future of it?

“BAZM-E-KAINAT” (LIVING IN THE COSMOS) BY PERVEZ HOODBHOY

The series Bazm-e-Kainat (Living In The Cosmos) sought to demonstrate the power of scientific thinking and new scientific insights into nature. It was broadcast by Pakistan Television in 1994.


“ASRAR-E-JEHAN” (MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE) BY PERVEZ HOODBHOY

Asrar-e-Jehan (Mysteries of the Universe) was broadcast for Pakistan Television in 2001.