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What type of video would you like to see more of on

By James Dacey

Photo of Joe Paradiso

Physics World film shoot at MIT Media Lab.

The proliferation of online video in recent years has triggered tidal waves of content across the globe. As well as all the dancing cats and piano-playing dogs, it has brought new opportunities for journalists to tell stories in more visual and personal ways.

Here at, we launched our video programme back in 2009, when we travelled to CERN to record a series of interviews including one with the lab’s director, Rolf-Dieter Heuer. Since then, we have brought you films from across the international physics community, taking you inside laboratories, to conferences, and recently we brought you a series of films from a hospital in Boston.  In the past year we have also launched our 100 Second Science series, in which academics give short answers to some of the biggest questions in physics.

In this week’s Facebook poll, we would like you to answer the following:

What type of video would you like to see more of on

Short documentaries
Explainer videos (“what is…” or “how to…” short films)
User-generated content
Other (please suggest via a comment)

In last week’s poll, we asked you a question about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is no longer smashing particles together while it undergoes an upgrade. We wanted you to select the discovery you most hope the LHC will make when it is switched back on in 2015. From the options we provided, the most popular choice was “evidence for supersymmetry”, which picked up 36% of the vote. In second place, with 24% of the votes, was “the nature of dark matter”, and in third place was “the true nature of the Higgs boson”, with 14%.

Thank you for your participation and we hope to hear from you again in this week’s poll.

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  1. Andy

    Vote for Short documentaries. This video give me more information and knowledge.

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