"One of our most versatile and gripping science writers." John Carey - The Sunday Times

Radio 4 iPlayer imageRadio 4 Broadcast June 2016 - Five episodes.
Producer: Max O'Brien
A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.

Science writer and broadcaster Philip Ball sets out on a quest to explore the peculiar world of the invisible, a mysterious realm where magic and science meet.

Episode One - Invisible Forces
Episode Two - Conjuring the Invisible
Episode Three - The Spirit World
Episode Four - The Invisibly Small
Episode Five - Becoming Invisible

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Radio 4 Broadcast 2016

Chaucer's Astrolabe - The Medieval GPS
Maxwell's Demon

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Radio 4 Broadcast 2016

Einstein's Fridge
The Meteorite and the Hidden Hoax
Submarine for a Stuart King

Radio 4 iPlayer opens the BBC website in a new windowRadio 4 Broadcast 01/07/2015

How Perkin brought purple to the people

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News from Philip


"All set for chemistry", Chemistry World June 2015, p46-49.
Available here.

P. Ball & J. E. Hallsworth, "Water structure and chaotropicity: their uses and abuses", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 8297-8305 (2015).
Available here.