From Test-Tube to YouTube

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This lecture explains how my participation in making some videos for the University of Nottingham’s ‘test-tube’ YouTube channel led to collaboration with the video-journalist Brady Haran, and the creation of the YouTube channel, The Periodic Table of Videos. Beginning as a collection of 120 videos (one for each of the elements of the Periodic Table, plus introduction), it gathered momentum and now has about 600 uploaded videos, 790,000 YouTube subscribers and more than 130 million views in over 200 countries. Its evolution and success will be explained.

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This event was on Wed, 15 Feb 2017


Sir Martyn Poliakoff FRS

Professor Poliakoff is a Research Professor in Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. He also presents the popular YouTube channel 'The Periodic Table of Videos'.

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