Monday, October 20, 2014

Atom: The Illusion of Reality

Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of the greatest scientific discovery ever - that everything is made of atoms. He explores how studying the atom forced us to rethink the nature of reality itself, encountering ideas that seem like they are from science fiction but in fact are a central part of modern science. He discovers that there might be parallel universes in which different versions of us exist and finds out that empty space is not empty at all, but seething with activity. The world we think we know - the solid, reassuring world of our senses - turns out to be a tiny sliver of an infinitely weirder and more wonderful universe than we had ever conceived in our wildest fantasies.



Atom: The Clash of the Titans
Atom: The Key to the Cosmos

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