The Chemical Cosmos: a guided tour

Short promotional film for a the new book with the same title by Prof. Steve Miller from University College London. In this short film, Prof. Miller presents his book.

“If you have ever wondered how we get from the awesome impersonality of the Big Bang universe to the point where living creatures can start to form, and evolve into beings like you, your friends and your family, wonder no more. Steve Miller provides us with a tour through the chemical evolution of the universe, from the formation of the first molecules all the way to the chemicals required for life to evolve. Using a simple Hydrogen molecule – known as H-three-plus – as a guide, he takes us on a journey that starts with the birth of the first stars, and how, in dying, they pour their hearts out into enriching the universe in which we live.”

Learn more about the book here.

[Lightcurve Films for Prof. Steve Miller; 02:54 min.; Oct. 2012]

  • ESA Arty

  • European Planetology Network

  • EuroVenus