What put the Bang in the Big Bang?

LJMU Astronomer Professor Carole Mundell is on BBC Radio 4 explaining the significance of the Big Bang and charts the steps that led from there to the generally accepted idea of the origin of our Universe in this energetic burst.

This is part of a week of programmes examining the origins of the Universe. Listen to Professor Mundell on the BBC website http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gfgfq

Narrated by Gillian Anderson. Scripted by Nigel Warburton.

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