Elevator Pitch

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Available: Series 1-2: HD 6 x 5’

Elevator Pitch

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MIND-BLOWING SCIENCE EXPLAINED IN THE TIME IT TAKES TO TRAVEL FROM THE BASEMENT TO THE PENTHOUSE IN A LIFT

From the ground floor to penthouse, how much can you learn in one elevator ride? Perfectly suited to social and digital platforms, Elevator Pitch tells you everything you need to know about some of the biggest ideas in science, physics and computer science - told in two minutes.

Each episode features an expert in the field, challenged in a race against time to explain some of the most complex, mind-blowing ideas - succinctly, persuasively and in digestible chunks!

SERIES 1

What is string theory?
Astrophysicist Professor Geraint Lewis explains the string theory: a proposed theory of everything.

What is blockchain?
Bitcoin and Blockchain. You’ve heard of them. But what do the words actually mean? Can you define blockchain? We’ve challenged a computer science expert to do just that, in the time it takes to ride an elevator.

What came before the big bang?
What happened before the big bang? How can something come from nothing? We’ve challenged a physicist Julian Berengut to explain the origins of our universe in one elevator ride.

SERIES 2

What's the opposite of infinity?
What is infinity? What’s the opposite of infinity? Mathematician Dr Sophie Calabretto explains it in 3 minutes!

How are memories created?
Memory is crucial to survival. But do we even know, what memory is? Neuroscientist Dr Yee Lian Chew explains in an elevator ride.

What is consciousness?
There are lots of hard problems in science - but only one is called the hard problem and that’s consciousness. How does our brain shape our entire perspective of the world? Neuroscientist Dr Sarah McKay does her best to explain in an elevator ride...but things don’t quite go to plan!

Credits

Australian Broadcasting Corporation