Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Episode 3. Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2012: The Modern Alchemist: Earth: The Philosopher's Stone

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2012: The Modern Alchemist: Earth: The Philosopher's Stone

About this programme

Dr Peter Wothers explores the elements within the earth and investigates whether it is possible to extract the world's most valuable minerals from them. He discovers how carbon dioxide can be turned into diamonds and attempts the ambitious feat of turning lead into gold. Joined by Professor Sir Harry Kroto, the pair find out what happens when you set fire to a diamond, and establish whether a member of the audience is worth their weight in gold. Last in the series.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Peter Wothers
Contributor
Professor Sir Harry Kroto

Crew

Executive Producer
David Dugan
Producer
Joe Myerscough
Categories
Education

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