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The One
4th March 2012, 10:39
Comedian Ben Miller returns to his roots as a physicist to try to answer a deceptively simple question: what is one degree of temperature?

His quest takes him to the frontiers of current science as he meets researchers working on the hottest and coldest temperatures in the universe, and to a lab where he experiences some of the strangest effects of quantum physics a place where super-cooled liquids simply pass through solid glass.

Ben installs his very own Met office weather station at home and his investigations in this personal and passionate film highlight the importance of measurement and accuracy in the 21st century.

Overall this programme will communicate a positive sense about science, and about the importance of temperature measurement.