James welcomes Professor Robert Winston to perform some science experiments, one involving nitrogen and 4000 ping pong balls. His new children’s books “Maker Lab” and “Utterly Amazing Science” are out now.
Video on the element Niobium (41), discovered by carriage-maker Charles Hatchett and originally named Columbium.
Watch this spectacular Lecture-demonstration by Dr Peter Wothers. Dr Peter Wothers is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is involved with a number of projects bridging the transition between sixth-form and university. For over ten years he has been involved with the International Chemistry Olympiad. He has authored a number of popular textbooks, and is heavily involved in promoting chemistry to young students and members of the public for which he was awarded the 2011 President’s Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
This week we will focus on the colourful, magical subject of Chemistry. We start with a fantastic lecture-demonstration, Professor Chris Bishop shows us the beauty of chemistry and I am sure many of the students watching this may be encouraged to go into the world of chemistry.