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7/06/2009 - The Forum

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What's the answer to the problem of global water shortage? Leading Indian environmentalist Sunita Narain joins us from Delhi to suggest innovative solutions for water conservation, such as rain water harvesting, that draw on India's past traditions.

American-British physicist and historian of science Arthur I Miller is fascinated by the point at which creative thinking in science and art meet. He explores the critical role of visual imagery in scientific breakthrough and the bond between scientific genius and the unconscious mind, in his book recounting an exchange of ideas between Nobel prize-winner Wolfgang Pauli and founding father of psychoanalysis Carl Jung.

New Italian novelist and physicist Paolo Giordano joins us from Turin to reveal how prime numbers and particle physics inspired his award winning novel and the illuminating way he has used them to interpret human nature.

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