The Best Documentaries About Quantum Physics

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The best quantum physics documentaries show us a bit more about modern physics. There are a number of documentaries out there that detail the different aspects of the science world, including quantum physics, explanation of quantum theories, and the time-space continuum. What are the best documentaries about quantum physics? Also known as quantum mechanics and quantum theory, quantum physics discusses a mathematical approach to the combination of quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity. The earliest versions of quantum physics began in the 20th century around the same time that the atomic theory and Einstein’s theory of light also took the forefront of the science world.

This list discusses the best documentaries discussing quantum physics, including: Skeptics in the Pub, The Fabric of the Cosmos, Brave New World, Parallel Universes, A Beautiful New Theory of Everything, Quantum Simulations, and The Elegant Universe. Vote up those you recommend, and please add any that we missed. What is your favorite quantum physics documentary? Vote for the top documentary and let us know!

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  • The Fabric of the Cosmos

    The Fabric of the Cosmos

    340 votes
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Rushmore DeNooyer
    • Actors: Brian Greene
    The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality is the second book on theoretical physics, cosmology, and string theory written by Brian Greene, professor and co-director of ...more
  • What Is Reality?

    What Is Reality?

    219 votes
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: David Jakubovic
    • Actors: Marion Kerr, Klee Irwin, Devin Harjes
    What is Reality? is a 2017 short documentary film directed by David Jakubovic. What if the very fabric of space and time isn't made of one-dimensional strings or energy as we think of it, but instead ...more
  • Fun to Imagine

    Fun to Imagine

    102 votes
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Christopher Sykes
    • Actors: Richard Feynman
    Fun to Imagine is a 1983 American miniseries created by Christopher Sykes. Richard Feynman, theoretical physicist, enjoys thinking aloud about the adventures science can offer.
    • Actors: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Carl Sagan, Stoney Emshwiller
    • Premiered: March 9, 2014
    Exploring the universe through stories of humankind's quest for knowledge.

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  • The Secret Life of Chaos

    The Secret Life of Chaos

    8 votes
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Nic Stacey
    • Actors: Jim Al-Khalili
    The Secret Life of Chaos is a 2010 documentary film directed by Nic Stacey. Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But ...more
  • The Secrets of Quantum Physics

    The Secrets of Quantum Physics

    TV Program
    17 votes
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Tim Usborne, Kenny Scott
    • Actors: Jim Al-Khalili
    • Premiered: 2014
    The Secrets of Quantum Physics is a 2014 two-part British miniseries outlining the theories of quantum mechanics and quantum biology, described as "a brilliant guide" to a "jaw-dropping world." ...more