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Podcast Profile: In Our Time: Science

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285 episodes
1998 to 2024
Median: 42 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Scientific principles and theories • Historical and modern scientific figures • Astronomy and space exploration • Physics and chemistry • Evolution and biology • Legendary scientific expeditions • Technological innovations

This podcast, titled "In Our Time: Science," explores a diverse array of scientific principles, theories, and the contributions of key figures to the advancement of science. Hosted by Melvyn Bragg, each episode delves into a specific scientific topic, ranging from the fundamental properties of particles like the electron and proton to the expansive and complex nature of astronomical bodies such as Jupiter and Venus.

The episodes often discuss groundbreaking theories and discoveries that have shaped modern science. Topics include the relentless storms on Jupiter, the intricate chemical processes driven by hormones in the human body, and the mysterious behavior of subatomic particles as encapsulated by Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle. The podcast also highlights the intersection of historical events and scientific progress, such as the race to build the first atom bomb during World War II, known as the Manhattan Project, and the monumental contributions of prominent scientists such as Albert Einstein and Alan Turing.

A recurring theme is the exploration of life and its origins, covering a broad spectrum of topics like the evolution of vertebrate teeth, the transition of creatures from water to land, and the diversity of life forms such as plankton and fungi. Additionally, the series examines the role of pioneering individuals in various scientific fields, including the mathematician Emmy Noether, the physicist Paul Dirac, and the botanist Carl Linnaeus.

The content also extends into the realm of natural phenomena and the underlying physical laws, with episodes on supernatural events like eclipses, the kinetic theory of gases, and the enigmatic principles of quantum mechanics. Through detailed discussions, the podcast sheds light on how these scientific concepts and discoveries not only unravel the mysteries of the universe but also have practical applications that impact everyday life. Overall, "In Our Time: Science" provides educational insights into both the foundational and cutting-edge aspects of science.


Episodes:
Mercury
2024-May-30
53 minutes
Nikola Tesla
2024-May-02
52 minutes
Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle
2024-Mar-28
58 minutes
Hormones
2024-Mar-07
50 minutes
Plankton
2023-Nov-02
48 minutes
Albert Einstein
2023-Oct-12
49 minutes
Jupiter
2023-Jul-27
53 minutes
Mitochondria
2023-Jun-29
52 minutes
Linnaeus
2023-May-18
50 minutes
Paul Erdős
2023-Mar-23
51 minutes
Tycho Brahe
2023-Mar-02
53 minutes
Superconductivity
2023-Feb-23
50 minutes
The Challenger Expedition 1872-1876
2022-Dec-22
51 minutes
The Fish-Tetrapod Transition
2022-Nov-17
55 minutes
The Electron
2022-Oct-27
49 minutes
The Death of Stars
2022-Jul-07
58 minutes
Homo erectus
2022-May-12
51 minutes
Seismology
2022-Apr-07
49 minutes
In Our Time is now first on BBC Sounds
2022-Mar-04
1 minute
William and Caroline Herschel
2021-Nov-11
50 minutes
Corals
2021-Oct-28
51 minutes
The Manhattan Project
2021-Oct-07
48 minutes
The Evolution of Crocodiles
2021-Sep-16
53 minutes
Longitude
2021-May-13
50 minutes
Pierre-Simon Laplace
2021-Apr-08
48 minutes
The Late Devonian Extinction
2021-Mar-11
49 minutes
Emilie du Châtelet
2021-Feb-04
49 minutes
Eclipses
2020-Dec-31
50 minutes
Alan Turing
2020-Oct-15
53 minutes
Paul Dirac
2020-Mar-05
50 minutes
The Evolution of Horses
2020-Feb-27
50 minutes
Solar Wind
2020-Jan-23
55 minutes
Hybrids
2019-Oct-31
50 minutes
Dorothy Hodgkin
2019-Oct-03
52 minutes
Kinetic Theory
2019-May-23
51 minutes
The Evolution of Teeth
2019-Apr-11
49 minutes
Pheromones
2019-Feb-21
49 minutes
Aristotle's Biology
2019-Feb-07
50 minutes
Emmy Noether
2019-Jan-24
48 minutes
Venus
2018-Dec-27
50 minutes
Free Radicals
2018-Nov-01
51 minutes
Automata
2018-Sep-20
52 minutes
Episode Image Echolocation
2018-Jun-21
51 minutes
The Proton
2018-Apr-26
49 minutes
George and Robert Stephenson
2018-Apr-12
50 minutes
Rosalind Franklin
2018-Feb-22
49 minutes
Fungi
2018-Feb-15
48 minutes
Cephalopods
2018-Feb-01
47 minutes
Carl Friedrich Gauss
2017-Nov-30
49 minutes
Feathered Dinosaurs
2017-Oct-26
48 minutes
Bird Migration
2017-Jul-06
51 minutes
Enzymes
2017-Jun-01
48 minutes
Louis Pasteur
2017-May-18
51 minutes
Pauli's Exclusion Principle
2017-Apr-06
48 minutes
The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum
2017-Mar-16
49 minutes
The Kuiper Belt
2017-Mar-02
48 minutes
Maths in the Early Islamic World
2017-Feb-16
49 minutes
Parasitism
2017-Jan-26
45 minutes
Johannes Kepler
2016-Dec-29
48 minutes
John Dalton
2016-Oct-27
45 minutes
Plasma
2016-Oct-13
45 minutes
Zeno's Paradoxes
2016-Sep-22
46 minutes
The Invention of Photography
2016-Jul-07
48 minutes
Penicillin
2016-Jun-09
46 minutes
Euclid's Elements
2016-Apr-28
45 minutes
1816, the Year Without a Summer
2016-Apr-21
45 minutes
The Neutron
2016-Apr-14
45 minutes
Robert Hooke
2016-Feb-18
48 minutes
Chromatography
2016-Feb-04
47 minutes
Saturn
2016-Jan-14
46 minutes
Michael Faraday
2015-Dec-24
45 minutes
Circadian Rhythms
2015-Dec-17
48 minutes
P v NP
2015-Nov-05
45 minutes
Perpetual Motion
2015-Sep-24
45 minutes
Extremophiles
2015-Jun-25
46 minutes
The Science of Glass
2015-May-28
45 minutes
The Earth's Core
2015-Apr-30
46 minutes
The Curies
2015-Mar-26
47 minutes
Dark Matter
2015-Mar-12
45 minutes
The Photon
2015-Feb-12
45 minutes
Behavioural Ecology
2014-Dec-11
45 minutes
Brunel
2014-Nov-13
44 minutes
Nuclear Fusion
2014-Oct-30
46 minutes
e
2014-Sep-25
45 minutes
The Sun
2014-Jul-10
47 minutes
Robert Boyle
2014-Jun-12
46 minutes
Photosynthesis
2014-May-15
46 minutes
States of Matter
2014-Apr-03
47 minutes
The Eye
2014-Feb-27
42 minutes
Social Darwinism
2014-Feb-20
41 minutes
Catastrophism
2014-Jan-30
41 minutes
Complexity
2013-Dec-19
41 minutes
The Microscope
2013-Nov-28
42 minutes
Galen
2013-Oct-10
42 minutes
Exoplanets
2013-Oct-03
42 minutes
Pascal
2013-Sep-19
41 minutes
The Invention of Radio
2013-Jul-04
41 minutes
Relativity
2013-Jun-06
42 minutes
Cosmic Rays
2013-May-16
42 minutes
Water
2013-Mar-28
39 minutes
Absolute Zero
2013-Mar-07
42 minutes
Pitt-Rivers
2013-Feb-28
41 minutes
Comets
2013-Jan-17
42 minutes
Crystallography
2012-Nov-28
41 minutes
Fermat's Last Theorem
2012-Oct-25
42 minutes
The Cell
2012-Sep-13
42 minutes
Game Theory
2012-May-10
41 minutes
Early Geology
2012-Apr-12
42 minutes
The Measurement of Time
2012-Mar-29
41 minutes
Conductors and Semiconductors
2012-Feb-23
41 minutes
The Scientific Method
2012-Jan-26
42 minutes
Macromolecules
2011-Dec-29
42 minutes
The Hippocratic Oath
2011-Sep-15
42 minutes
The Origins of Infectious Disease
2011-Jun-08
41 minutes
The Neutrino
2011-Apr-14
42 minutes
The Age of the Universe
2011-Mar-03
42 minutes
The Nervous System
2011-Feb-10
42 minutes
Random and Pseudorandom
2011-Jan-13
42 minutes
Thomas Edison
2010-Dec-09
42 minutes
Women and Enlightenment Science
2010-Nov-04
42 minutes
Logic
2010-Oct-21
42 minutes
Imaginary Numbers
2010-Sep-23
42 minutes
Pliny's Natural History
2010-Jul-08
42 minutes
Antarctica
2010-Jun-24
42 minutes
The Neanderthals
2010-Jun-17
42 minutes
The Cavendish Family in Science
2010-May-20
42 minutes
The Cool Universe
2010-May-06
42 minutes
The Infant Brain
2010-Mar-04
42 minutes
Mathematics' Unintended Consequences
2010-Feb-11
41 minutes
The Royal Society and British Science: Episode 4
2010-Jan-07
41 minutes
The Royal Society and British Science: Episode 3
2010-Jan-06
42 minutes
The Royal Society and British Science: Episode 2
2010-Jan-05
41 minutes
The Royal Society and British Science: Episode 1
2010-Jan-04
42 minutes
Pythagoras
2009-Dec-10
41 minutes
Radiation
2009-Nov-12
42 minutes
The Geological Formation of Britain
2009-Oct-22
42 minutes
Calculus
2009-Sep-24
42 minutes
Ediacara Biota
2009-Jul-09
42 minutes
Logical Positivism
2009-Jul-02
42 minutes
The Whale - A History
2009-May-21
42 minutes
The Vacuum of Space
2009-Apr-30
42 minutes
Baconian Science
2009-Apr-02
42 minutes
The Library of Alexandria
2009-Mar-12
42 minutes
The Measurement Problem in Physics
2009-Mar-05
42 minutes
The Observatory at Jaipur
2009-Feb-19
42 minutes
Darwin: Life After Origins
2009-Jan-08
42 minutes
Darwin: On the Origin of Species
2009-Jan-07
42 minutes
Darwin: The Voyage of the Beagle
2009-Jan-06
42 minutes
Darwin: On the Origins of Charles Darwin
2009-Jan-05
42 minutes
The Physics of Time
2008-Dec-18
42 minutes
Heat
2008-Dec-04
42 minutes
Neuroscience
2008-Nov-13
41 minutes
Vitalism
2008-Oct-16
42 minutes
Godel's Incompleteness Theorems
2008-Oct-09
42 minutes
The Music of the Spheres
2008-Jun-19
42 minutes
Lysenkoism
2008-Jun-05
42 minutes
Probability
2008-May-29
42 minutes
The Brain
2008-May-08
42 minutes
The Laws of Motion
2008-Apr-03
42 minutes
Ada Lovelace
2008-Mar-06
42 minutes
The Multiverse
2008-Feb-21
41 minutes
Plate Tectonics
2008-Jan-24
42 minutes
The Four Humours
2007-Dec-20
42 minutes
Genetic Mutation
2007-Dec-06
41 minutes
The Fibonacci Sequence
2007-Nov-29
42 minutes
Oxygen
2007-Nov-15
42 minutes
Antimatter
2007-Oct-04
28 minutes
The Permian-Triassic Boundary
2007-Jun-28
42 minutes
Renaissance Astrology
2007-Jun-14
28 minutes
Gravitational Waves
2007-May-17
42 minutes
Symmetry
2007-Apr-19
42 minutes
Anaesthetics
2007-Mar-29
41 minutes
Microbiology
2007-Mar-08
41 minutes
Optics
2007-Mar-01
28 minutes
Popper
2007-Feb-08
42 minutes
Archimedes
2007-Jan-25
42 minutes
The Jesuits
2007-Jan-18
41 minutes
Mars
2007-Jan-11
41 minutes
Indian Mathematics
2006-Dec-14
42 minutes
The Speed of Light
2006-Nov-30
42 minutes
The Poincaré Conjecture
2006-Nov-02
42 minutes
The Needham Question
2006-Oct-19
42 minutes
Humboldt
2006-Sep-28
42 minutes
Galaxies
2006-Jun-29
42 minutes
Carbon
2006-Jun-15
42 minutes
The Heart
2006-Jun-01
42 minutes
Astronomy and Empire
2006-May-04
42 minutes
Immunisation
2006-Apr-20
42 minutes
The Royal Society
2006-Mar-23
42 minutes
Negative Numbers
2006-Mar-09
41 minutes
Human Evolution
2006-Feb-16
28 minutes
Relativism
2006-Jan-19
28 minutes
Prime Numbers
2006-Jan-12
28 minutes
Artificial Intelligence
2005-Dec-08
40 minutes
The Graviton
2005-Nov-24
41 minutes
Asteroids
2005-Nov-03
28 minutes
Mammals
2005-Oct-13
41 minutes
Magnetism
2005-Sep-29
41 minutes
The KT Boundary
2005-Jun-23
42 minutes
Renaissance Maths
2005-Jun-02
42 minutes
Perception and the Senses
2005-Apr-28
28 minutes
Dark Energy
2005-Mar-17
42 minutes
Alchemy
2005-Feb-24
42 minutes
The Cambrian Period
2005-Feb-17
42 minutes
The Mind/Body Problem
2005-Jan-13
42 minutes
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
2004-Dec-16
27 minutes
Jung
2004-Dec-02
28 minutes
Higgs Boson
2004-Nov-18
42 minutes
Electrickery
2004-Nov-04
42 minutes
The Origins of Life
2004-Sep-23
28 minutes
Pi
2004-Sep-02
28 minutes
Renaissance Magic
2004-Jun-17
28 minutes
The Planets
2004-May-27
28 minutes
Zero
2004-May-13
42 minutes
Hysteria
2004-Apr-22
28 minutes
Theories of Everything
2004-Mar-25
42 minutes
Dreams
2004-Mar-04
28 minutes
Rutherford
2004-Feb-19
28 minutes
Cryptography
2004-Jan-29
42 minutes
Lamarck and Natural Selection
2003-Dec-24
57 minutes
Ageing the Earth
2003-Nov-20
28 minutes
Infinity
2003-Oct-23
42 minutes
Maxwell
2003-Oct-02
42 minutes
Nature
2003-Jul-10
42 minutes
Vulcanology
2003-Jul-03
42 minutes
The Lunar Society
2003-Jun-05
28 minutes
Memory
2003-May-29
27 minutes
Blood
2003-May-22
41 minutes
The Life of Stars
2003-Mar-27
28 minutes
Meteorology
2003-Mar-06
28 minutes
Chance and Design
2003-Feb-13
28 minutes
The Calendar
2002-Dec-19
41 minutes
Man and Disease
2002-Dec-12
28 minutes
Imagination
2002-Nov-28
28 minutes
Human Nature
2002-Nov-07
42 minutes
The Scientist
2002-Oct-24
28 minutes
Psychoanalysis and Democracy
2002-Jul-11
28 minutes
Drugs
2002-May-23
28 minutes
Chaos Theory
2002-May-16
42 minutes
The Physics of Reality
2002-May-02
28 minutes
Extra Terrestrials
2002-Apr-04
28 minutes
Anatomy
2002-Feb-14
28 minutes
The Universe's Shape
2002-Feb-07
28 minutes
Nuclear Physics
2002-Jan-10
28 minutes
Genetics
2001-Dec-13
28 minutes
Oceanography
2001-Nov-22
28 minutes
The Earth's Origins
2001-Jul-05
28 minutes
Black Holes
2001-Apr-12
28 minutes
Fossils
2001-Mar-22
42 minutes
Quantum Gravity
2001-Feb-22
28 minutes
Imperial Science
2001-Feb-01
28 minutes
Mathematics and Platonism
2001-Jan-11
28 minutes
Psychoanalysis and Literature
2000-Nov-09
42 minutes
Evolutionary Psychology
2000-Nov-02
28 minutes
Laws of Nature
2000-Oct-19
28 minutes
Imagination and Consciousness
2000-Jun-29
42 minutes
Chemical Elements
2000-May-25
28 minutes
Human Origins
2000-Apr-27
28 minutes
The Natural Order
2000-Apr-06
28 minutes
Grand Unified Theory
2000-Feb-24
28 minutes
Goethe and the Science of the Enlightenment
2000-Feb-10
28 minutes
Information Technology
2000-Jan-13
27 minutes
Climate Change
2000-Jan-06
27 minutes
Time
1999-Dec-30
28 minutes
Medical Ethics
1999-Dec-16
27 minutes
Consciousness
1999-Nov-25
27 minutes
Genetic Determinism
1999-Sep-23
28 minutes
Pain
1999-Jul-22
28 minutes
Intelligence
1999-Jul-01
28 minutes
The Great Disruption
1999-Jun-17
28 minutes
Memory and Culture
1999-May-27
28 minutes
The Universe's Origins
1999-May-20
28 minutes
Mathematics
1999-May-06
28 minutes
Artificial Intelligence
1999-Apr-29
28 minutes
Evolution
1999-Apr-15
28 minutes
Animal Experiments and Rights
1999-Mar-18
28 minutes
Space in Religion and Science
1999-Feb-18
28 minutes
Language and the Mind
1999-Feb-11
27 minutes
Psychoanalysis and its Legacy
1999-Feb-04
28 minutes
Ageing
1999-Jan-28
27 minutes
Genetic Engineering
1999-Jan-14
27 minutes
Neuroscience in the 20th century
1998-Dec-24
28 minutes
The Brain and Consciousness
1998-Nov-19
27 minutes
Science in the 20th century
1998-Nov-05
28 minutes
Science's Revelations
1998-Oct-29
28 minutes