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Greenlit: Tools of Science, BBC4

Tools of Science (4×60′) –  Documentary series exploring  the tools and ethics that underpin the mechanics of modern science.

Presented by Swedish academic superstar, Hans Rosling, The Joy Of Stats takes viewers on a fascinating journey into the world of statistics and their remarkable power to change our understanding of the world we live in.

In Beautiful Equations, artist and TV art critic Matt Collings plunges into the world of mathematical equations tackling the concepts of beauty, elegance and simplicity that have been used by scientists, from Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking, to advance their work.

From fractals to fission, DNA to dark matter, Diagrams That Shook The World gets beneath the surface of some of the most widely recognisable iconic images of the scientific world to explore the reasons for their longevity.

And, in My Father, The Bomb And Me, British historian Lisa Jardine offers an unexpected view of the morality of science as she digs deep into the archives. She unearths the unseen diaries, letters, papers and classified documents of her famous father, scientist Jacob Bronowski, and considers her father’s great legacy to the ethics of science.

Channel: BBC4

Producer: Wingspan Productions

TX: Autumn 2010 / Winter 2011

Source: BBC Press Office


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