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Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

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

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

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Summary

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 & Crew

Presenter Peter Wothers
Contributor Professor Sir Harry Kroto
Executive Producer David Dugan
Producer Joe Myerscough

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