November 4, 2011

Atomic Bombs, Microwaves, and Eternal Youth—100 Years of Nuclear Physics

In 1911, Ernest Rutherford introduced to the world the phenomenon of Rutherford scattering, which later became the basis of his nuclear model. From that moment on, U-boats and atomic bombs were no longer a dream. Scientific research and development have changed our lives. The magnitude of the transformation over the past 100 years is far beyond our comprehension.

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Atom: The Clash of Titans
Produced by: BBC Four
The discovery of atoms forced scientists to abandon what they learned, and propelled the advancement of physics, chemistry, and biology. Meanwhile, quantum mechanics has profoundly changed our lives…

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