Comedy and Science collide in this brand new science comedy quiz hosted Neil Delamere. Each week team captains, PJ Gallagher and Dr. Aoibhinn Ní Shuilleabháin and their teams of comedians and science personalities are put through their paces as our tenacious panel attempt to answer some of humanity's most pressing questions like:
Is it possible to have sex in space?
What does cheese made with PJ and Aoibhinn's own bacteria taste like?
Is a zombie apocalypse scientifically possible?
Each show sees host Neil risk life and limb to celebrate the greatest 'Eureka Moments' of our time. Over the course of the series he'll channel 4 million volts of electricity and shoot lightning out of his fingertips (and a couple of other places while he's at it), he'll create an earthquake in Westmeath, undergo astronaut training in a human centrifuge, be blasted by hurricane force winds, master weightlessness aboard a zero gravity flight and go free-diving in a freezing quarry - all in the name of scientific discovery.
Each week PJ and Aoibhinn go head to head in a science-themed "Team Captain Challenge" where they'll fight robots, try to keep their lunch down during a spin on a virtual reality rollercoaster and dunk their faces into freezing water to test their mammalian diving reflex. Expect vicious competition, much swearing, victory dances and some falling down.
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 25 minutes
Eureka! - The Big Bang Query - Alan Duffy (astronomer) - Netflix
Alan R Duffy (born 1983) is a professional astronomer and science communicator. He was born in England, raised in Ireland, and is currently based in Australia. He is a Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology, and he is the Lead Scientist at the Royal Institution of Australia. His research is focused on using super-computers to build and test models of the growth of galaxies within vast dark matter halos, and in particular focuses on the formation of the first galaxies in the early universe during the “Epoch of Reionisation”. These models aim to improve our understanding of the nature of dark matter, and the large scale properties of the universe.
Eureka! - The Big Bang Query - Early life and studies - Netflix
Duffy was born in Peterborough, England. His family migrated to Northern Ireland when he was four years old, where he attended Ballyclare High School. His undergraduate studies in physics were conducted at the University of Manchester. He incorporated periods of study in the Netherlands on an EU scholarship, working on supercomputers at Europe's oldest observatory in Leiden University, and undertook physics at the University of Amsterdam, even though he spoke no Dutch when he started. He graduated with a MPhys (1st) in 2005. He completed his PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Jodrell Bank Observatory based in the University of Manchester in 2009, with his thesis entitled “Investigation of large scale structure in the Universe”.
Eureka! - The Big Bang Query - References - Netflix