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The kinetic theory of gas and why its discovery is so important

23 May 2019

130 years since Boyle’s Law was published, Professor Steven Bramwell (UCL Physics & Astronomy) explains why finding out “air is like a spring” has helped us understand how the sun works and paved the way for the development of thermodynamics and quantum theory.

Listen: BBC Radio 4, ‘In Our Time’ (from 1 min 2 secs)