The astonishing story of 20th-century physics, told through the 12 experiments that changed our world. In conversation with Jess Wade, accelerator physicist Suzie Sheehy introduces us to the people who, through a combination of genius, persistence and luck, staged ground-breaking experiments to answer questions about the nature of matter. From the physicists who soared in hot air balloons on the trail of new particles, to the quest to find the third generation of matter, our determination to understand and control the microscopic have transformed how we live today. Join us for a celebration of human ingenuity, creativity and curiosity, including live demos straight out of Suzie’s book.

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The Matter of Everything


The Cube

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