PT 2/3 Atom – The Key to the Cosmos

Feb 3, 2024 | Social, Videos

In this captivating three-part documentary series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili uncovers the history and science behind one of the most momentous discoveries ever made – that all matter in the universe is composed of atoms. In this episode, he takes us through some of the most world-altering events that have resulted from our understanding of atomic structure – radioactivity, nuclear fission, and the Atom Bomb. He also tackles the biggest questions of all – why are we here and how were we made?

Using interviews and archival footage, Professor Al-Khalili shares his insights into our past and present knowledge about atoms. We learn about early pioneers such as John Dalton and Ernest Rutherford who developed theories on atomic structure, right up to modern day scientists who are still uncovering new mysteries about our universe. He also delves into the implications of harnessing different types of radioactive energy for medical imaging or nuclear weapons.

The documentary series offers an engaging look at atomic science that will appeal to anyone with an interest in physics or chemistry. The journey Professor Al-Khalili takes us on is full of fascinating facts, entertaining anecdotes, and thought-provoking questions that will inspire viewers to delve deeper into this incredible topic. So if you’re looking for an eye-opening exploration of our origins, then be sure to tune in for this highly educational documentary!

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