Project X takes a big picture look at light. From what light consists of, to the amazing light shows we see in nature, the Project X team experiments with and explores the fundamentals of light to discover the most cutting-edge science on the planet.
The scientific team explores all aspects of light and experiments with its fundamentals to discover the most cutting-edge light science on the planet. From plants to jellyfish, and even to the search for criminals on the lam, in the end, nothing hides from the light.
Much of Einstein’s theory of relativity relies on the fact that the speed of light is constant and unchangeable. But what if we could alter this fundamental principle of our universe? Project X’s Dr. Jennifer Gardy visits the lab of a Harvard researcher who won a MacArthur genius grant for her work, showing that it may in fact be possible to slow light down!
Meanwhile, Dr. Brian Fleck and his student Marc Huot explore the role that an in-depth understanding into the basic workings of light can have, particularly in the investigation of crime scenes and forensics. Together, they make use of technology and new tools that will allow us to see the invisible.
And Dr. Brian Alters takes a look at the science behind photosynthesis and one of the great scientific mysteries of our time—how the human eye evolved to process light.