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Pharmacy student hunts for the Philosopher’s Stone

al_jazeera_chemistry-2ec5bjh[1]MPharm student Afsoun Abassian featured in the recent Al Jazeera documentary Chemistry: The Search for the Philosopher’s Stone, along with Professor Hal Sosabowski.

Part of the series Science in the Golden Age, presented by Professor Jim Al-Khalili, the documentary explored how the work of medieval chemists has impacted the evolution of modern chemistry.

Afsoun demonstrated the iodine clock, chemiluminescence with oxalate esters and burning lycopodium powder.

You can watch the documentary below and find out more about the programme on the Al Jazeera website.

Stephanie Thomson • November 10, 2015

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