Jim Al-Khalili’s brilliant 3 part history of atomic physics. This truly remarkable story is not only about the incredible discoveries that has lead to our new, and sometimes terrifying, technologies. Nor is it just about the fundamental insights we have gleamed into the nature of nature itself. It is also a very human story of the great minds and huge personalities who worked in collaboration and conflict with each other during this incredible period of discovery at the start of the 20th century.
Rutherford, Curie, Bohr, Heisenberg, Eintein, Schrodinger, Dirac, Pauli, Feynmann, Gell-Mann, and many more, all feature in this quite remarkable documentary series. Featuring all the drama, excitment, love and hate of an epic wartime blockbuster this a story that everyone should be familiar with.
The excellent Atom, by Piers Bizony, was published to accompany this series and is essential reading.
Clash of the Titans
The Key to the Cosmos
The Illusion of Reality