Synopsis by Sarah Ing
As man's view of the world expands, his curiosity turns inward in Ascent of Man: World Within World. The discovery of the atom and its infinite properties led to an explosion of research on the molecular level. Physics became the new astronomy as scientists defined the elements that create life. From Mendeleev's creation of the periodic table to Clausius' Second Law of Thermodynamics, original ideas revolutionized humanity's concept of self.
nuclear-research, nuclear-scientist, physics