Author and nuclear physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili looks at what led to the discovery that everything is made of atoms. The documentary outlines how the discovery affected the scientific world, including the atomic energy theories of Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg and quantum mechanics.
ATOM Part 1 of 3 – Clash Of Titans
ATOM Part 2 of 3 – The Key to the Cosmos
This episode tackles world-changing discoveries such as radioactivity, the atom bomb and the Big Bang and tries to answer the biggest questions of all – why are we here and how were we made?
ATOM Part 3 of 3 – The Illusion Of Reality
In part 3 of this series Professor Al-Khalili explores how studying the atom forced us to rethink the nature of reality itself. He explains that there might be parallel universes in which different versions of us exist, finds out that empty space isn't empty at all and investigates the differences between our perception and reality.