Great Scientists

6 episodes
30 min.

What if you could meet and interview the greatest scientists of the past?

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Great Scientists

Great Scientists

Our civilization is built on the curiosity of scientists who created everything from medicine to your cell phone. But how did they do it? And what can we learn from them today? This series portrays the greatest scientists of your country and their discoveries with a novel approach.

In each programme the host is able to time travel to meet and interview the greatest scientists of your county. Actors play the scientists and their answers are based on interviews, letters or books by the scientist. Suddenly, you can see the father of the atomic theory, Niels Bohr, play football with the host in order to explain quantum physics.

In addition to meeting and interviewing the famous scientist the host also meets experts in order to conduct experiments that show how the scientists made their discoveries. For example, a professor in anatomy tries copy the discovery of a small channel that leads saliva to the mouth in the head of a sheep – just as the famous anatomist and geologist, Steno, did in 1660 as young student with primitive instruments.

The tone of the programme is smart, quirky and funny, and its ambition is to inspire all viewers and especially young people about science.

Genre Factual Entertainment
Creator DR
Broadcaster DRK
Episodes/Duration 6 x 30 min.
Year of Production 2015
Original Title Store danske videnskabsfolk