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Professor Jim Al-Khalili

Kirsty Young's castaway is the physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili.

He's spent his adult life studying sub-atomic particles - and trying to explain them to the rest of us. He fell in love with physics when he was a teenager growing up in Iraq. With an Iraqi father and English mother, the Baghdad he spent his early years in was cosmopolitan and vibrant but, once Saddam Hussein came to power, his parents realised the family would have to flee, and he has lived and worked in Britain for the past 30 years.

Record: She's Not There by Santana
Book: The Road to Reality by Roger Penrose
Luxury: Acoustic guitar.

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45 minutes

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Fri 19 Feb 2010 09:00

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  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Santana

      She's Not There

      • Santana: Ultimate Collection.
      • Columbia.
  • Rolf Harris

    Two Little Boys

    • The Best of Rolf Harris.
    • EMI.
  • The Beatles

    The Things We Said Today

    • A Hard Day’s Night/Things We Said Today.
    • Parlophone.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The beginning of Scheherazade

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Takuo Yuasa

    • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade.
    • EMI.
  • The Temptations

    I Wish It Would Rain

    • The Temptations: Anthology.
    • Tamla Motown.
  • Frank Sinatra

    Brazil

    • Come Fly with Me.
    • Capitol.
  • Oasis

    Wonderwall

    • Wonderwall.
    • Creation.
  • John Williams

    Concierto de Aranjuez

    • Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez..
    • CBS.
  • Book Choice

    • The Road to Reality - Sir Roger Penrose

  • Luxury Choice

    • Acoustic guitar

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Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Jim Al-Khalili

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