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Jean Perrin and the Molecular Reality

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  00:16:00  1978  SD 4/3  BW  Sound

Compilation of three stock films presenting Jean Perrin (1870-1942), a physicist, member of the Institute and Nobel laureate, who dedicated his life to the study of atoms and molecules: a speech given at the occasion of the 40th birthday of the discover of radium, and two films directed by Jean Perrin himself in 1923, dealing with the Brownian motion and the liquid thin films.

Author : PERRIN Jean
Director : PERRIN Jean
Editing : CNRS AV
Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of microcinematography in black and white.
Voice over and interviews (live sound). Music.
PersonnalitiesPERRIN Jean
NotesIl existe la version complète du film de Jean Perrin Le mouvement brownien.


Atom ; Microscopy ; CNRS ; Research work

Technical Sheet
Item No.1250
PublicLarge audience
Original Support16 mm Film
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
Delivery support16 mm Film ; Beta SP ; DV Cam