| 18 min

Gerhard Herzberg, winner of a Nobel Prize in 1971, is a molecular spectroscopist. This film shows Dr. Herzberg in his laboratory at the National Research Council in Ottawa where, with the aid of highly sophisticated instruments, he tracks down elusive bits of matter that are the keys to discovering what the planets, stars and the universe are made of.

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Herzberg, John McAulay, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    John McAulay
  • camera
    John McAulay
  • script
    Wally Cherwinski
  • sound
    John Uhthoff
    John McAulay
  • editing
    Michel Beaudry
  • animation
    John Bianchi
  • narrator
    Marilyn Weston
  • music
    Jean Sauvageau