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LW: Murray Gell-Mann

this evening (sunday 2nd), 8.30-8.38pm (repeated from 4.02pm friday), on bbc radio 4 

murray gell-mann, b. 15.9.1929, d. 24.5.2019 (part of last word, obituary programme, presented by matthew bannister

Murray Gell-Mann, the American physicist who won the Nobel Prize for his work on the theory of elementary particles. He coined the name ‘quarks’ for the fundamental building blocks of matter.”

including interviews with …

• friend and colleague professor geoffrey west

• science writer graham farmelo


Today/Newshour: Mileva Einstein

today (tuesday 20th) 8.25-8.31am on bbc radio 4, and 2.40-2.44pm on bbc world service radio (repeated 9.45pm)
today (presented by martha kearney) and newshour include …

A brilliant physicist, a scientific pioneer, an Einstein: though probably not the one you’re thinking of.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ione wells
• physicist pauline gagnon

Hertha Ayrton

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 2nd), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 11.00pm on friday)
hertha ayrton, pioneering Victorian physicist, inventor and suffragette (presented by matthew parris and helen arney) (in the great lives series)

Hertha’s father was a Jewish immigrant, a watchmaker from Poland, who hawked goods at markets. Nonetheless, Hertha was among the first generation of women to study at Girton College, Cambridge.”

Lise Meitner

yesterday evening (wednesday 6th), 9.00-9.30pm, on bbc radio 4
lise meitner: humanitarian physicist who unlocked the science of the atom bomb (in the science stories series) (presented by philip ball) (more…)

Albert Einstein

boxing day 2006, 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated june 2016 on radio 4 extra)
albert einstein (presented by matthew parris, with professor kathy sykes and john gribbin) (in the great lives series)
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Joseph Rotblat

10th january 2012, 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
joseph rotblat (presented by matthew parris, with professor lord martin rees and professor kit hill) (in the great lives series)
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Lise Meitner

this evening (thursday 5th), 6.30-7.00pm, on bbc radio 4 extra (repeated 12.30am tonight) (repeated from january 2010 on radio 4)
lise meitner (presented by matthew parris, with jenny agutter and geoff hughes) (in the great lives series)
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