Melvyn Bragg is joined by Roger Penrose, Basil Hiley and Simon Saunders to discuss the bizarre nature of atoms and the conundrum at the heart of quantum physics
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Sir Roger Penrose is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and is the best-selling author of The Emperor’s New Mind. He is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, most notably the Wolf Prize in physics, which he shared with Stephen Hawking for their "development of the theory of general relativity, in which they have shown the necessity for cosmological singularities and have elucidated the physics of black holes… enlarging our understanding of the origin and possible fate of the Universe." Penrose was knighted in 1994 and currently lives in Oxford, England.
Melvyn Bragg is joined by guests Janet Hartley, Anthony Cross and Simon Dixon to discuss the founding and flourishing of Peter the Great’s alternative to Moscow
Melvyn Bragg is joined by A.C. Grayling, Beatrice Han-Pile and Christopher Janaway to discuss the dark, pessimistic philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer, which set the tone for much twentieth century thought