Why does the universe exist ? Why is earth so unique? Why are we here? The scientific explanation of our surroundings and of our origins is probably one of the main achievements of our times. We can trace back our history up until the very first nanoseconds of the Big Bang! It is the same adventure that has started with the expansion of the universe and gave us birth: we descend from apes and bacteria but also from comets and galaxies: we literary originate from stardust! This movie is articulated around the three questions about our origins: the vertiginous emergence of our universe, the very unlikely apparition of life and the extremely lucky origins of humankind. Each moment of this fascinating story will be told by a famous scientific specialized on the origins of the world that is around us: Pascal Picq, Hubert Reeves, Sylvie Vauclair and Jim Peebles.
We will investigate in scientific sites related to each of these questions: our investigation leads us to the Peak du Midi – the highest observatory in Europe; then it continues to the archeological site of Atapuerca – home of our older European ancestor; and finally we arrive 100m meters underground to understand what the Large Hadron Collider is all about …We will review the last discoveries in regards to the origins of the world and we will also talk about the countless mysteries still unresolved. We will gather interviews from a wide variety or experts and show the scientific field is constantly on the move: it apparently follows the principles of evolution as well!