Limits of Light, The Secrets of Nature

Following on from the multiple award-winning “Limits of Perception” and “Time Limits”, this is the third and final part of the trilogy of films that explores the limits of our everyday perceptions and beyond, showing that the world is a far more remarkable place than most of us ever realise.

Humans are visual creatures — sight is our main sense. Yet our eyes often deceive us in peculiar ways. There is far more to light than meets the eye. This fascinating documentary explores the human’s visible spectrum of light and ventures even further into territories we cannot sense by ourselves without technical equipment: from coloured light to gamma rays, that could destroy all life on Earth, as well as radio waves, without which our modern society would be impossible. The film also follows the great pioneers, from Newton and Einstein, to Herschel and Roentgen, whose genius uncovered the marvels of the electro-magnetic spectrum and took us far beyond the limits of light.

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