The Life Scientific

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

Anya Hurlbert tells Jim Al-Khalili how colours are made in the mind.
The invention of the optical fibres that makes ultra-fast broadband possible.
The 2019 Nobel Prize-winner Sir Peter Ratcliffe on living with low oxygen.
How Peter Fonagy changed the way we treat our mental health.
Susannah Maidment tells Jim how she came to be a world authority on stegosaurs
Using pollen to solve crimes. Prof Pat Wiltshire talks to Jim Al Khalili.
Elizabeth Fisher on studying chromosomal abnormalities in mice and men
Demis Hassabis tells Jim Al-Khalili why he wants to create artificial intelligence.
Professor Saiful Islam on the materials that make renewable energy possible.
Adrian Owen tells Jim Al-Khalili about his search for awareness in brain- injured patients.
Professor Martha Clokie on the viruses that destroy antibiotic-resistant bugs.
Professor Anne Magurran on how nature is going the same way as our high streets.
How to spot a liar. Professor Richard Wiseman tells Jim Al-Khalili
Virologist Jonathan Ball talks to Jim Al-Khalili about his quest to disarm killer viruses.
Why do we have friends? Robin Dunbar tells Jim Al-Khalili.
Lunar geologist Katherine Joy tells Jim Al-Khalili why we need to go back to the moon.
How geneticist Turi King identified the 500 yr old skeleton of Richard III.
Astrochemist Ewine van Dishoeck tells Jim Al-Khalili about the space between the stars.
How Richard Thompson alerted the world to the micro-plastics in the ocean.
Dr Erica McAlister talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the beautiful world of flies.