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Whodiscovered oxygen? Priestley? Lavoisier? Scheele?
This play,written by renowned chemists Carl Djerassi of Stanford University and NobelLaureate Roald Hoffmann of Cornell University, tells the story of a fictitiousmodern day Nobel panel's attempt to determine who discovered oxygen. The storyis told in a series of flashbacks to the 18th century lives of Joseph Priestley,Antoine Lavoisier, and Carl Wilhelm Scheele and presents three experiments, onereflecting the work of each scientist.
This is theofficial, professionally recorded version from a theater production at theUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison and includes personal interviews with theauthors and director.
Great before aschool vacation! Explore science history, the human side of scientists,competition, collaboration, and the meaning of discovery. 130 minutes.