The Small Matter of Big Science

8 p.m. Wednesday on WKAR-TV | Explore the evolution of science through the lens of nuclear physics, from mankind's basic curiosity about our origins, all the way to modern isotope research at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University.

It's a journey from table-top experiments to large industrial science endeavors. Leading scientists such as Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Stanford Woosley and MSU's Konrad Gelbke discuss the history of exploration, applications of cutting edge research and the importance of investing in science.