I'm looking for the videos on the topic in the title, thank you very much! Details are below.
First, about my level. I was never much into physics, some I know this up to a level of school-taught relativity and some commonly avaiable conceptions from quantum mechanics. I have a PhD in math though, so I have some experience with technical things needed to grasp say PDEs, probabilities, non-commutativity etc. It's just I was always interested more in the conceptual side of things, hence I thought I was lucky to skip the university course on quantum physics. Now I gradually become more and more interested in those topics, and I have started watching a lot of videos on different topics of science.
Now, to the question. Recently I googled "history of quantum mechanics" expeting to come accross an infinite collection of videos saying something like
- hey, that was the world in end of 19th century, all fine but some problems needed to be resolved
- oops, something strange begins to happen there, we need to think an electron is sometimes a wave
- q-numbers, matrices and operators
- Heisenberg and Dirac
- Solvay conference
- Bell's inequality
Reason why I am specifically interested in a historical account of things, is not that I am very interested in what motivated scientists to develop quantum mechanics they way it was developed. The end result of the kind "well, now we think this and that" is not that important to me whereas what I really want to learn is why we now think this and that.
To my surprise (and regret) I have found nothing of that kind, neither on quantum mechanics nor anything similar on relativity. Well, I finally digged up a 6 episode series on one channel with less than 10k subscribers, where the story went exactly along the lines I've mentioned above, but it was to short, and now I have a strong urge to watch more of that. I've even bought a subscription on CuriosityStream an hour ago, but unfortunately it does seem to have good videos on this topic either. Most of the things I see there and on YouTube look like they are selling this whole universe is so complex and mysterious and paradoxical to gain the awe of the watching crowd, rather than systematically help them understand things better.