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The best of BBC Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas programme Free Thinking - featuring in-depth interviews and debates with artists, scientists and public figures.

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Night Waves - The Future of Science, Financial Fiction, Alghieri Boetti & Atomic Time

March 1st, 2012

Episode 95 of 1220 episodes

The historian Jon Agar and the science writer, Marcus Chown consider the achievements of science in the 20th century. DJ Taylor and Justin Cartwright reflect on how the world of money and finance is represented in fiction. Sarah Kent will be assessing the first major retropsective of the Italian artist, Alighiero Boetti. And Professor of Historical Geography Christopher Withers reflects on whether it's time to switch from Greenwich Mean Time to the atomic clock.

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