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Particle Poets and Molecular Metaphors

4 Extra Debut. Poet Daljit Nagra selects Particle Poets and Molecular Metaphors. Atomic science as poetic inspiration. From November 2015.

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with Particle Poets and Molecular Metaphors.

From Einstein's theory of molecular relativity to the hunt for the Higgs Boson, atomic science has influenced poetry more than any other social, economic or political force over the last century.

With the help of the former Welsh laureate, Gwyneth Lewis, Professor Peter Middleton, poet Gitte Broeng, Nobel physicist Murray Gell-Man, and Thomas Otto from CERN, and examples of poems by James Joyce, Arthur Sze and David Ignatow, Anna McNamee explores the strong connections between physics and poetry.

Producer: Marya Burgess.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.

30 minutes