The Life Scientific
Each week, Professor Jim Al-Khalili invites a leading scientist to tell us about their life and work. He’ll talk to Nobel laureates as well as the next generation of beautiful minds to find out what inspires and motivates them and what their discoveries might do for us.

Every Tuesday at 09:00

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BBC World Service
The Secret Scientists
According to the popular notion of science history, the period between the ninth and thirteenth centuries was what has come to be called the Dark Ages. Scientific advances ground to a halt and the world languished in an intellectual backwater and then the Renaissance happened. The world woke up and great science got going again, picking up where the ancient Greeks and Romans had left off.

But, as Professor Jim Al-Khalili will show in this series, that simply is not true. While Europe may have been less productive during this period, elsewhere in the world a vast Islamic empire was buzzing with intellectual activity.

First broadcast on 15/04/2009 | Listen & Download: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3

BBC Radio 4
In Our Time
Jim is a regular guest panellist on Melvyn Bragg’s In Our Time on BBC Radio 4. You can listen to the programmes featuring my participation on the BBC archives using the links below:

Nuclear Physics (10/01/2002)
Lord Rutherford (19/02/2004)
The Higgs Boson (18/11/2004)
The Graviton (24/11/2005)
Gravitational Waves (17/05/2007)
The Physics of Time (18/12/2008)
Radiation (12/11/2009)

Here are some links to other radio programmes I have been involved with. Listen again to me talking nuclear physics on the Guardian Unlimited podcast Science Weekly for 23 July 2007 , or discussing the LHC at CERN at Science Weekly for 30 June 2008 .

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Science Weekly from The Guardian

Listen online to my recent contribution on Tuesday 15 July 2008 to the World Service’s Analysis.