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Science Documentary presented by Jim Al-Khalili and published by BBC in 2007 - English narration

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Presented by Professor Jim Al-Khalili
© Oxford Scientific Films

In this three-part documentary series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of one of the greatest scientific discoveries ever: that the material world is made up of atoms.

The book that accompanies the Atom series is published by Icon Books.

[edit] The Clash of Titans

First Aired: BBC Four Thu 26 Jul, 2007 21:00-22:00

Author and nuclear physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili looks at what led to the discovery that everything is made of atoms. The programme looks at how the discovery affected the scientific world including the atomic energy theories of Albert Einstein and Werner Heisenberg and quantum mechanics

[edit] The Key to the Cosmos

First Aired: BBC Four Thu 2 Aug, 2007 21:00-22:00

Professor Jim Al-Khalili continues his investigation of the atom by looking at radioactivity, the Atom Bomb and the Big Bang, and even why we are here and how we were made. He shows that, in the quest to understand the atom, the mystery of how the entire universe was created became revealed

[edit] The Illusion of Reality

First Aired: BBC Four Thu 9 Aug, 2007 21:00-22:00

In the last in the series Professor Jim Al-Khalili explores how studying the atom forced us to rethink the nature of reality itself.

He discovers 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 in our perception of the world in the universe and the reality.

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  • Video Codec: x264(h264) 2-pass
  • Video bitrate:~ 1645 kbps
  • AR: 704x384 (1.83:1) [mod16]
  • Custom Matrix: Prestige
  • Quants (ep1): I = 16.00, P = 17.28 & B = 19.12
  • Quants (ep2): I = 16.05, P = 17.46 & B = 19.13
  • Quants (ep3): I = 15.82, P = 17.25 & B = 18.81
  • Audo Codec: Nero AAC (mp4)
  • Audio Bitrate: cbr 128 kbps
  • Channels: 2
  • Bits/Sample: 16
  • SampleRate: 48 kHz
  • Subtitles: English
  • No of Episodes: 3
  • Ripped by ashinc for MVGroup

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