009: Dark Clouds

X-ray photograph of Mrs. Röntgen's hand, made by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895.
X-ray photograph of Mrs. Röntgen’s hand, made by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895.

A look at some of the biggest physical science puzzles at the beginning of the twentieth century. Electrons, x-rays, radioactivity. And a look at the most important scientist of the time, Marie Curie.

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Fanfare

Opening Theme

First Suite in E♭ for Military Band
Composed in 1909 by Gustav Holst. Public domain.
Performed by the United States Marine Band. Public domain. Source.

Closing Theme

 
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