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The Mystery of Matter

The Mystery of Matter

2 Episodes

This fascinating Emmy Award-winning series charts one of the great adventures in the history of science: the quest to understand what the world is made of. Join Emmy Award-winning actor Michael Emerson as he travels through time with history’s most groundbreaking scientists on their extraordinary individual journeys to discover the elements and change the world forever…

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The Mystery of Matter
  • Unruly Elements

    Episode 1

    Over a single weekend in 1869, a young Russian chemistry professor named Dmitri Mendeleev invents the Periodic Table, bringing order to the growing gaggle of elements. But this sense of order is shattered when a Polish graduate student named Marie Sklodowska Curie discovers radioactivity, reveali...

  • Search for the Elements

    Episode 2

    Caught up in the race to discover the atom’s internal parts — and learn how they fit together — a young British physicist named Harry Moseley uses newly discovered X-rays to put the Periodic Table in a whole new light. And a young American chemist named Glenn Seaborg creates a new element — pluto...