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BBC Radio 4

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The Life Scientific

Every Tuesday (for 24 weeks of the year) at 09:00

Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires and motivates them and asking what their discoveries might do for us in the future.

BBC Radio 4

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In Our Time: Maths in the Early Islamic World

2017

Jim is a regular guest panellist on Melvyn Bragg’s In Our Time on BBC Radio 4.

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The Beauty of Equations

2015

Jim al-Khalili was sitting in a physics lecture at the University of Surrey when he suddenly understood the power of equations to describe and predict the physical world. He recalls that sadly his ent

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Free Thinking - The Rules of Good Science

2015

Science progresses by breaking the rules of the past. New observations need new theories to explain them. Einstein’s Theory of Relativity made sense of observations that Newton’s Laws of Motion could

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Too Old to Be a Genius

2015

Jim Al-Khalili is old. Well, not that old. He’s 53. But when you consider that the average age to win a Nobel Prize in physics is 55, he hasn’t got long to make his big discovery.

The Joy of Science

Expected publication April, 2022

Today’s world is unpredictable and full of contradictions, and navigating its complexities while trying to make the best decisions is far from easy. The Joy of Science presents 8 short lessons on how to unlock the clarity, empowerment, and joy of thinking and living a little more scientifically.