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13 April
Michio Kaku, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Angela Hobbs


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A conceptual meeting point for this week's three ideas, by editor Emily Kasriel

In this programme, we search for new wisdom in ancient Greece, capture the complexities of modern-day dress codes and prise open a worm-hole to glimpse scientific secrets to come.

Meet the guests


Michio Kaku is a leading astrophysicist, broadcaster and best-selling science writer. His most recent claim is that physicists are now in the best position ever to predict what the future will look like. In fact, his latest book, Physics of the Impossible, argues that even the most outlandish sci-fi imaginings have real scientific potential.

We'll be speaking to Orange Prize-winning Nigerian novelist and author of Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, on the interplay between morality and culture and hear her response to a possible new law in Nigeria that seeks to stop women dressing indecently.

British classicist Angela Hobbs is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Warwick. Her latest paper called "Plato on War" asks two main questions: is war an inevitable part of our world and could the price of having a world without war simply be too high?

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