Dr Tom Whyntie on the beginning of the universe

How did the universe begin -- and how is it expanding? Our visiting academic, Dr Tom Whyntie, shows how cosmologists and particle physicists explore these questions by replicating the heat, energy, and activity of the first few seconds of our universe, from right after the Big Bang. “The beginning of the universe, for beginners” is the premiere of a series of five, first of their kind, CERN/TED Ed collaborations that feature content especially created by CERN scientists for, and animated by, TED-Ed. The other four animations: What's The Matter We Can't See?, Big Data, What Happened to the Anti-Matter?, and What Gives Mass to Fundamental Particles will premiere at TEDxCERN, another first of its kind event, on May 3rd, 14:00 - 20:00CEST. The webcast will be available here.