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  1. The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

    Join George Johnson, the acclaimed New York Times science writer, on a journey back in time to when the world seemed filled with mysterious forces, when scientists were dazzled by light, by electricity, and by the beating of the hearts they laid bare on the dissecting table.

    Johnson looks back to the ideal of earlier centuries at the ten most fascinating experiments in the history of science: moments when a curious soul posed a particularly eloquent question to nature and received a crisp, unambiguous reply.

    Chair: Simon Singh, science writer

    From: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/the-ten-most-beautiful-experiments

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  2. The History of the Big Bang

    What is the Big Bang, who came up with idea and why do we believe in it? Simon Singh told the story of the Big Bang theory, from its birth in the 1920s to the observational evidence that backed it and then clinched it. As well as discovering the development of the Big Bang theory, Simon also discussed more generally how new scientific ideas are invented, developed and adopted, which included the partnership between theory and experiment and the role of personalities and politics.

    From http://www.gresham.ac.uk/event.asp?PageId=108&EventId=305

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