Anya Hurlbert on seeing colour March 2, 2020
Anya Hurlbert tells Jim Al-Khalili how colours are made in the mind.
Optical communications pioneer Polina Bayvel Feb. 11, 2020
The invention of the optical fibres that makes ultra-fast broadband possible.
2019 2019 Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, Sir Peter Ratcliffe Feb. 4, 2020
The 2019 Nobel Prize-winner Sir Peter Ratcliffe on living with low oxygen.
Peter Fonagy on a revolution in mental health care Jan. 28, 2020
How Peter Fonagy changed the way we treat our mental health.
Susannah Maidment on stegosaurs Jan. 14, 2020
Susannah Maidment tells Jim how she came to be a world authority on stegosaurs
Patricia Wiltshire on how pollen can solve crimes. Jan. 7, 2020
Using pollen to solve crimes. Prof Pat Wiltshire talks to Jim Al Khalili.
Elizabeth Fisher on chromosomes in mice and men Nov. 12, 2019
Elizabeth Fisher on studying chromosomal abnormalities in mice and men
Demis Hassabis on artificial intelligence Nov. 5, 2019
Demis Hassabis tells Jim Al-Khalili why he wants to create artificial intelligence.
Saiful Islam on materials to power the 21st century Oct. 29, 2019
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.
Anne Magurran on how to measure biodiversity Oct. 8, 2019
Professor Anne Magurran on how nature is going the same way as our high streets.
Richard Wiseman on lying, luck and the paranormal Oct. 1, 2019
How to spot a liar. Professor Richard Wiseman tells Jim Al-Khalili
Jonathan Ball on his arms race against viruses July 30, 2019
Virologist Jonathan Ball talks to Jim Al-Khalili about his quest to disarm killer viruses.
Robin Dunbar on why we have friends July 23, 2019
Why do we have friends? Robin Dunbar tells Jim Al-Khalili.
Katherine Joy on moon rock July 16, 2019
Lunar geologist Katherine Joy tells Jim Al-Khalili why we need to go back to the moon.
DNA detective Turi King July 9, 2019
How geneticist Turi King identified the 500 yr old skeleton of Richard III.
Ewine van Dishoeck on cosmic chemistry July 2, 2019
Astrochemist Ewine van Dishoeck tells Jim Al-Khalili about the space between the stars.
Plastic pollution with Richard Thompson June 25, 2019
How Richard Thompson alerted the world to the micro-plastics in the ocean.
Erica McAlister on the beauty of flies April 16, 2019
Dr Erica McAlister talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the beautiful world of flies.