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On the microscopic scale the universe behaves in a weird and wonderful way quite contrary to our everyday experience. Objects can be in two places at the same time, cats can be both alive and dead, particles can tunnel through barriers, and randomness governs everything.
This year we celebrate the centenary of Rutherford's "discovery" of the tiny atomic nucleus at the centre of the atom. Why are scientists are still studying this topic a hundred years on? Professor David Jenkins from the University of York will explore the properties of the atomic nucleus and explain the origin of the chemical elements which make up our physical world.