Albert Einstein develops a theory of relativity with some help from his shaving mirror.
Scientist and broadcaster Kathy Sykes chooses the iconic physicist, Albert Einstein.
Professor Kathy Sykes nominates Albert Einstein.
Barbara McClintock's research into genes, and her acknowledgement as a great scientist.
Stephen Johnson explores Sigmund Freud's enigmatic relationship with music.
Sarah Montague and Brian Cox reconsider Robert Oppenheimer's 1953 Reith lectures.
American discoveries about cholesterol could lead to new drug treatments.
How a country doctor from Prussia traced the life cycle of an anthrax bacteria cell.
Philip Ball tells the story of Arthur Eddington's confirmation of general relativity.
Einstein said the most joy in his life came from his violin. Brian Foster investigates.
Lisa Appignanesi explores the intense relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics drives science.
Melvyn Bragg examines the Prussian naturalist and explorer, Alexander Von Humboldt.
Jennifer Doudna co-created the revolutionary gene editing technology CRISPR.
Jennifer Doudna talks to Jim Al-Khalili about her research that is transforming genetics.
Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Philip Ball tells the story of US geneticist and 1983 Nobel prize-winner Barbara McLintock
Jenny Agutter champions the life and work of pioneering Austrian physicist Lise Meitner.
Lise Meitner, the humanitarian physicist who unlocked the science of the atom bomb.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Louis Pasteur, known as a founder of microbiology.
Naomi Alderman tells the story of Paul Ehrlich's 'magic bullet' and the cure for syphilis.
Naomi Alderman tells the story of Pavlov and his selectively drooling dogs.
What is love? Psychotherapist Mark Vernon looks at Freud's ideas on the Greek god Eros.
Exploring the little-known story of Giovanni Morelli, who influenced Conan Doyle and Freud
Matthew Parris presents Craig Brown's nomination of Sigmund Freud.
Craig Brown nominates the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.
Tej Lalvani nominates the physicist and bongo playing Richard Feynman as his great life.
Dr Geoff Bunn on how chemical transmission became a fundamental concept in neuroscience.
The story of Louis Pasteur's development of the anti-rabies vaccine in 1885.
The man who predicted deforestation and harmful human-induced climate change 200 years ago