We prefer sitcoms and reality shows to scientific broadcasts and lectures. How is it so? The answer is trivial: they are interesting. But science can also be interesting and exciting.
People below are popularizers of science, talked about it so exciting and interesting that for 10 minutes you forget about Kim Kardashian’s ass, stupid reality shows and social networks, which, I think, have a task to stupefy us.
See the series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage“, the film and the book “Contact” by Carl Sagan.
One of the greatest popularizers of science. Sagan’s scientific field was astronomy and astrophysics, but mostly people remember him as the creator of the television series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” and the sci-fi novel “Contact”.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Perhaps Tyson is the most charismatic scientist whom I have ever seen. And the series “Cosmos”, and the article “The perimeter of ignorance” will make a lasting impression on you and may change your attitude to science and religion. Tyson said his mentor was Carl Sagan.
See the series “Through the Wormhole”
Morgan Freeman also was the popularizator of science, becoming a very cool conductor of the series “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.” Five seasons of physics, astronomy and quantum mechanics together with a remarkable narrative Freeman and incredible graphics will let you know a lot more about space. And to understand that we do not know anything about him.
Even the people who are not interested in science know Stephen Hawking. An eccentric and helpless physically person, he at the same time is one of the most brilliant men of our time. For people like us, not initiated in the science, will be most interested his book “A Briefer History of Time” -re-release of the previous book in which Hawking in a simple language tells of how the universe was born, about black holes, quantum physics and string theory .
Isaac Asimov is one of the most famous science fiction writers. His books are not only interesting from the point of view of space fiction, but also served for science. For example, the three laws of robotics Asimov formulated in the story “Runaround”.
In the series “How the Universe” says Michio explaines in a simple language … how the universe work. The series consists of three seasons and the rating of 9 out of 10 on the IMDB says that the show is definitely worth to see it.
Read the book “The Selfish Gene.”
Dawkins’ field of activity is evolutionary biology. Book “The Selfish Gene” can be compared to “A brief history of time” by Hawking: both books in simple language tell the reader about science. In “The Selfish Gene” Dawkins writes about evolution, about how living creatures adapt to their environment, and why we are what we are.
See: the film Interstellar.
To make more people know about science, it should be interesting to for the mass audience. Nolan managed it with the film “Interstellar”. A physicist and astronomer Kip Thorne was hired as consultant on physics and astrophysics . Many scientists say that it is one of the most scientifically-based contemporary films about space.
Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman
What to see: the series “MythBusters.”
If you have not watched “Mythbusters”, then be sure to watch it. In the series, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman debunk or, on the contrary, confirm various scientific and pseudo-scientific myths. Is it possible to get out of a sinking car? Can I light a match by a bullet? Are elephants afraid of mice? These and many other myths they show in the series.
Tell us about the products that instilled you love for science. No matter what it is: a book, an article series, the movie – share your knowledgein comments.