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  1. The Wang - a new fundamental particle

    First there was the Higgs Boson. Now there’s the Wang. Charles Wang describes his new fundamental particle. presenter: Robyn Williams; producer: David Fisher;

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  2. Stand-up – nob gags used to make maths appealing

    Mathematics forms the basis for a novel stand-up routine. presenter: Robyn Williams; producer: David Fisher;

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  3. Selecting the Mars landing site for Curiosity

    Joseph Michalski explains why Gale Crater was selected for the rover Curiosity on Mars. presenter: Robyn Williams; producer: David Fisher;

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  4. Mathematics applied to pest control

    Mathematics reveals optimum treatments for pests and pathogens. presenter: Robyn Williams; producer: David Fisher;

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  5. Mary Somerville – self-taught expert on Newtonian physics

    More on Émilie du Châtelet and we are introduced to Mary Somerville, the celebrated Scottish mathematician who challenged the educational oppression of women in the nineteenth century. interviewer: Lynne Malcolm; presenter: Robyn Williams; producer: David Fisher;

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  6. Émilie du Châtelet - a great man whose only fault was being a woman

    Author Robyn Arianrhod discusses the life of Émilie du Châtelet who translated Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica. presenter: Robyn Williams; producer: David Fisher;

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  7. Dava Sobel: how Copernicus changed the world

    Nicolas Copernicus, the Polish genius, gave us modern astronomy – but it nearly didn’t happen. He kept his discoveries about the movements of the planets around the sun secret for thirty years. Why? And what finally released the sensational news? Dava Sobel, famed American science writer, tells the astonishing story. presenter: Robyn Williams; producer: David Fisher;

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  8. Breakthrough with room temperature maser

    A new method of sending radio and microwave radiation promises exciting developments. presenter: Robyn Williams; producer: David Fisher;

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  9. Math and physics provide the legal sporting advantage

    A new book shows how a basic understanding of maths and physics can give the edge on the sports field. presenter: Robyn Williams; producer: David Fisher;

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  10. The Science Show - 131130.1205/ Australian synchrotron - a Ferrari stuck in first gear

    Brian Schmidt says the synchrotron is not being used to its best capability with no long-term plan for the instrument. presenter: Robyn Williams; producer: David Fisher;

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