Chemistry Video-clip Library

Speakers from the department of Chemistry, Imperial college
  Quicktime RealPlayer MediaPlayer
Professor Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson, Nobel Laureate: "Organometallic chemistry" 1.5 Mbytes 0.5 Mbytes 1.5 Mbytes
Professor Sir Derek Barton, Nobel Laureate: "Conformational Analysis" 6 Mbytes 2.1 Mbytes 2.9 Mbytes
Professor David Phillips: "A little light relief" 9 Mbytes 2.5 Mbytes 5 Mbytes
Lord George Porter, Nobel Laureate: "Photochemistry" 15 Mbytes 8 Mbytes 9 Mbytes
Professor Tony Barrett FRS: " Novel Polymers, Novel Linkers and
Novel Transformations in Parallel Synthesis
26 Mbytes 8 Mbytes 7 Mbytes
Professor Charles Rees FRS: "New Frontiers in Heterocyclic chemistry". 18 Mbytes 6 Mbytes 5 Mbytes
Sir Patrick Linstead: Phthalocyanines 22, 51, 63, 93 Mbytes (large!)
External Visitors
Professor Ian Fleming (Cambridge): "Stereo Control in Organic Synthesis
using Silicon Compounds
19 Mbytes 7 Mbytes 8 Mbytes
Historic Talks
Professor Robert B. Woodward, Nobel Laureate (Harvard): "Cephalosporin C" 17.5 Mbytes 5.6 Mbytes 17.6 Mbytes
Professor Sir Harry Kroto, Nobel Laureate (Sussex): "Bucky Tubes" 7.3 Mbytes
Professor Sir John Cadogan: Memorial address for Charles Reees, 2007
The history of benzene, on the 200th anniversary of Faraday's birth, (short)
The history of benzene, on the 200th anniversary of Faraday's birth, (long)

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Optional Software: Some of the clips also have molecular models associated with them, the display of which will need Java 1.4 installed on your computer. We are also using an optional display format for slides which requires an SVG plugin.

Other Links

  1. To see other audiovisual materials, visit the Vega Science Trust.
  2. The 2000 Nobel Chemistry Award to Heeger , MacDiarmid and Shirakawa.
  3. The 2001 Nobel Chemistry Award to Sharpless, Noyori and Knowles.
  4. The 2002 Nobel Chemistry Award to Fenn, Tanaka and Wuthrich
  5. The 2003 Nobel Chemistry Award to Agre and MacKinnon
  6. The 2004 Nobel Chemistry Award to Ciechanover, Hershko, Rose
  7. Live Science Broadcasts from The Research Channel
  8. The Web University at CERN
  9. Chemistry lectures at Tuebingen (German)
  10. Ahmed H. Zewail's Nobel Prize press conference October 12, 1999 at the Caltech Theater
  11. Peter Atkins: The Emergence of Chemical Physics"

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Acknowledgements: We thank the Imperial College TV Studio, and Colin Grimshaw and Martin Sayers for the audiovisual production and digitisation, and Jeffrey I. Seeman for direction and production of "Focus on Excellence".
(c) H. S. Rzepa, 1999-2008. Edited by Henry Rzepa.