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Atoms and the Periodic Table (1 of 15)



Episode 1 of In Search of Giants: Dr Brian Cox takes us on a journey through the history of particle physics. In this episode we learn that the Greeks knew about atoms and how Mendeleyev’s periodic table was among the first clues that the atom had a deeper structure.

This film is part of a series originally broadcast on Teachers’ TV (

The series was made with the support of The Science and Technology Facilities Council ( – Official UK LHC website for public and schools. – School resources on the LHC, how science works and particle physics.

Films produced and directed by Alom Shaha (

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  1. Angelic Rulona

    November 24, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    1XARULONA: The video tells us how amazing Earth is and we are not yet halfway in discovering more of it. Discovering atoms and its deeper structure are just chapters to start with.

  2. Phil Berador

    November 25, 2015 at 3:38 am

    1XABERADOR: Indeed Earth is one of the most interesting and amazing place in the universe.

  3. Adriely Jann Jumamoy

    November 25, 2015 at 10:12 am

    1XAJUMAMOY- And to think the 80+ elements were also made of atoms that COULD be also made of even smaller atoms…

  4. Kris Alecar Danaoto

    November 26, 2015 at 7:43 am

    1XADANAOTO – The cliff hanger makes me want to know more about the differences and the similarities of the elements. Interesting video, by the way.

  5. KIm Vincent Pimentel

    November 26, 2015 at 9:16 am


  6. Jillian

    November 26, 2015 at 9:28 am

    1XADESEMBRANA: There are really a lot of things we can discover here in our planet.

  7. Jeremy Abanes

    November 26, 2015 at 10:14 am

    1XAABANES: Ooooohhhh. interesting ha.

  8. 남희정

    November 26, 2015 at 10:18 am

    1XANAM: It's so amazing and interesting know that the atom had a deeper structure.

  9. Kharizza khaira

    November 26, 2015 at 11:28 am

    1XACAADAN: interesting!

  10. Glydel Micabalo

    November 26, 2015 at 11:30 am

    you're smart Dr. Brian Cox and at the same time you're cute hehehe. I learned a lot of things on this video 🙂

  11. Anna de Pedro

    November 26, 2015 at 11:33 am

    1XADEPEDRO: Interesting to know about the Earth and discover more about it.

  12. Abbe Gabriela San Juan

    November 26, 2015 at 11:34 am

    1XASANJUAN: This video taught me that there are so much more deeper particles than the things we see on earth.

  13. Keith Balatero

    November 26, 2015 at 11:56 am

    IXABALATERO: Thank you! I didn't know that.

  14. Alesa Sudario

    November 26, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    IXASUDARIO: This is so nice and helpful we knew the different structures of atoms. And they have different shapes and sizes.

  15. Stiffany Salvaña

    November 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    1XASalvana: this video shows us the nature of the atoms.
    very good.

  16. Imelda Helena Capapas

    November 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    IXACAPAPAS: I was glad to know that atoms has 80 different kinds of atoms, and different shapes and sizes and it has different structures.

  17. shennpearl suson

    November 26, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    1XASUSON: Wow! Interesting information and facts about the world.

  18. Yzander Gillegao

    November 26, 2015 at 1:21 pm


  19. Header May Carabanes

    November 26, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    IXACARABANES: Wow atoms has different structures and 80 different sizes

  20. sofia librando

    November 26, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    1XALIBRANDO: Amazing introduction about the fundamental building blocks of matter.

  21. Metz Asiñero

    November 26, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    1XA ASIÑERO: new found discoveries! Thanks!

  22. Nikky Guylan

    November 26, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    1XAGUYLAN: Wow! The video gave me deeper understanding about the earth.

  23. remo rafisura

    November 27, 2015 at 12:04 am

    IXARAFISURA: Now i know 🙂

  24. Mia Lluch

    November 27, 2015 at 2:06 am

    1XALLUCH: There's so much more than what meets the eye. Mind-tickling!

  25. Mia Lluch

    November 27, 2015 at 2:08 am

    1XAPANTANOSAS: This video is really informative. Makes me want to learn even more!

  26. Dea Aniversario

    November 27, 2015 at 2:46 am

    1XAANIVERSARIO: The video was incredible! 🙂

  27. Shyla Giron

    November 27, 2015 at 2:49 am

    1XAGIRON : The video is interesting , it gives deeper thoughts about the world and things around us.

  28. Shyla Giron

    November 27, 2015 at 2:50 am

    1XAGIRON : The video is interesting , it gives deeper thoughts about the world and things around us.

  29. Princess Herro

    November 27, 2015 at 3:09 am

    1XAHERRO: astonishing~^^

  30. Rena Bersola

    November 27, 2015 at 5:37 am

    1XABERSOLA- very interesting 🙂

  31. Niña Jane Galarrita

    November 27, 2015 at 5:42 am

    1XAGALARRITA: Woah this is great! Very interesting.

  32. Chris Edwards

    January 24, 2016 at 1:07 pm


  33. Jeff Jeff

    March 8, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    god I hate brian cox, but I have to watch this for hw

  34. KNT

    July 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    CHEM81EF2: nice video. Maka lingaw baya siya gamay!

  35. Princess Bollozos

    July 7, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    CHEM81EF2BOLLOZOS: naa pa diay mas deep thought about ani

  36. Shirogi

    July 8, 2016 at 12:55 am

    CHEM81EF2Gironella: Food for thought, to think we have built such huge machines to learn about the smallest of things~

  37. Very Bold Banana

    May 19, 2017 at 12:10 am


  38. John

    May 19, 2017 at 12:12 am


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Date: 10/13/17
Speaker: Silvio Micali

A distributed ledger is a tamperproof sequence of data that can be read and augmented by everyone. Distributed ledgers stand to revolutionize the way a democratic society operates. They secure all kinds of traditional transactions—such as payments, asset transfers, titling—in the exact order in which they occur; and enable totally new transactions—such as cryptocurrencies and smart contracts. They can remove intermediaries and usher in a new paradigm for trust. As currently implemented, however, distributed ledgers cannot achieve their enormous potential.

Algorand is an alternative, democratic, and efficient distributed ledger. Unlike prior ledgers based on “proof of work,” it dispenses with “miners.” Indeed, Algorand requires only a negligible amount of computation. Moreover, its transaction history does not “fork” with overwhelming probability: i.e., Algorand guarantees the finality of all transactions.

Silvio Micali
Faculty at MIT and ACM A.M. Turing Award Winner
Silvio Micali recieved his Laurea in Mathematics from the University of Rome, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1983, he has been on the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT.

Silvio’s research interests are cryptography, zero knowledge, pseudo-random generation, secure protocols, mechanism design, and distributed ledgers.

Silvio is the recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award (in computer science), the Gödel Prize (in theoretical computer science), and the RSA prize (in cryptography). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the Academia dei Lincei.

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