The second episode of ”Universe – The Cosmology Quest” delves into the little known area of ”Plasma Cosmology”, and the theory of the Plasma Universe. The film explores and illustrates what plasma is, and then shows how some researchers see it as having been an essential component, together with gravity, in the formation of the universe.
This episode is an essential compendium for anyone interested in the reasons why many astronomers claim that the theoretical basis of the Big Bang cosmology is founded on a series of ad-hoc assumptions. Assumptions which many astronomers feel closely echo the ancient system of epicycles postulated by Ptolemy, and finally overthrown by Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler. The two episodes are actually complementary sides of the same story, filling in many well forgotten historical facts left out of the standard text books. While exploring a wealth of new theoretical possibilities, ”Universe – The Cosmology Quest” opens the way for a better understanding of the universe in which we are all born.
This episode presents some of the last footage ever recorded with the legendary cosmologist and writer Sir Fred Hoyle. It also includes over 40 minutes of extra interviews with many of the leading astronomers and cosmologists of our time.
Featuring Interviews with:
- Sir Fred Hoyle – Cosmologist
- Dr. Anthony Peratt – Plasma Physicist
- Dr. Jayant Narlikar – Cosmologist
- Truls Hansen – Plasma Physicist
- Kristoffer Rypdal – Plasma Physicist
- Eric Lerner – Plasma Cosmologist
- Jean-Claude Pecker – Astronomer
- Andre Assis – Plasma Physicist
- Kristian Birkeland
- Hannes Alfvén