Each film features a strange cast of eccentric characters, including: Clarence Birds Eye; Frederic ‘Ice King’ Tudor, who founded an empire harvesting ice; and James Dewar, who almost drove himself crazy by trying to liquefy hydrogen.
Absolute zero became the Holy Grail of temperature physicists and is considered the gateway to many new technologies, such as nano-construction, neurological networks and quantum computing. The possibilities, it seems, are limitless.
<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Episode One – The Conquest of Cold</strong></p>
<p style="text-align: center;">The bizarre story of how one court magician’s use of alchemy made a King shiver.</p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Episode Two – The Race for Absolute Zero</strong></p>
Could the future become a strange quantum world as physicists get within a few millionths of a degree of this absolute zero?