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Know it Wall is a place for inquisitive minds. Let world-class researchers in arts & sciences excite your curiosity through short audio-documentaries (audiodocs). From Stegosaurus to Shakespeare, protons to pandemics, there’s no limit to what you could encounter!

Know it Wall is a place for inquisitive minds. Let world-class researchers in arts & sciences excite your curiosity through short audio-documentaries (audiodocs). From Stegosaurus to Shakespeare, protons to pandemics, there’s no limit to what you could encounter!
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Know it Wall is a place for inquisitive minds. Let world-class researchers in arts & sciences excite your curiosity through short audio-documentaries (audiodocs). From Stegosaurus to Shakespeare, protons to pandemics, there’s no limit to what you could encounter!

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Episodes

Am I crazy or is it physics? | Katy Clough

6/25/2017
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How do physicists know what will happen in situations that haven't been tested? How sure can we be that physical laws are constant? Katy Clough explains how we are pushing the limits of what we know about the universe. | Narrated by Agnes Donnelly and Vidish Athavale | Music by Lee Rosevere | Katy is a postdoctoral researcher in the Astrophysics Department at Göttingen University in Germany, having recently completed her Ph.D. at King's College London. Her research involves solving the...

Duration: 00:08:44


Can we cure neurological disorders by modifying the genome? | Gabriele Lignani

4/23/2017
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Imagine if we could correct genetic mutations as easily as correcting a typo in Microsoft Word, and thereby cure Alzheimer's, depression and other neurological disorders. Sounds like the plot of a sci-fi film, right? According to neuroscientist Gabriele Lignani, this is now a reality. | Narrated by Angus Waite | Music by Dexter Britain, Léo Delibes, Lloyd Rodgers and Jon Luc Hefferman | Gabriele is a neuroscientist at UCL whose research focuses on new approaches in the treatment of...

Duration: 00:08:06


What can facial movement tell us about emotional expression? | Eva Krumhuber

4/10/2017
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One of the most complex and finely-tuned ways of communicating emotion in humans are facial expressions. Social psychologist Eva Krumhuber fills us in on the latest research and takes us from the Oscars to the quest to create ever more realistic robots. | Narrated by Louise Essex | Music by Akoko Nante Ensemble, Podington Bear, Lee Rosevere and Jon Luc Hefferman | Eva is a Lecturer in Experimental Psychology at UCL, where she investigates the expression and perception of emotions in the...

Duration: 00:06:56


Why is the Earth habitable? | Philip Pogge von Strandmann

2/12/2017
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The Earth is over 4 billion years old, but land animals have only existed on our planet for the past 500 million years. Why didn't animal life on land emerge sooner? And why did it emerge at all? The Earth scientist Philip Pogge von Strandmann has the answers. | Read along while listening at our Medium: bit.ly/2kzO0V6 | Narrated by Vidish Athavale | Music by Alasdair Cooper and Lee Rosevere | Philip is a Senior Lecturer in the Earth Science Department at UCL. His main research area is the...

Duration: 00:08:55


Russia’s new rich and their attitudes to the West | Elisabeth Schimpfossl

12/30/2016
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In 2014, the head of Russia's biggest international news agency reminded the world that Russia is the only country capable of ‘turning the USA into radioactive dust’. Do Russian elites share similarly hostile attitudes towards Western countries? Sociologist Elisabeth Schimpfossl investigates. | Read along while listening at our Medium: bit.ly/2hAWdtf | Narrated by Charlotte Holtum and Vidish Athavale | Music by Kai Engel, Huma-Huma and Alasdair Cooper | Elisabeth is a Leverhulme Early...

Duration: 00:09:13


The quantum foundations of life | Johnjoe McFadden

9/18/2016
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The extraordinary complexity of life has puzzled scientists for a long time. But underneath the apparent randomness of life lies a deeply rooted order at the quantum scale. Geneticist Johnjoe McFadden takes us to the world where biology meets quantum mechanics. | Read along while listening at our Medium: http://bit.ly/2cA0CJN | Narrated by Vidish Athavale | Music by Sergey Cheremisinov, Alasdair Cooper, Jon Luc Hefferman and James Joshua Otto | Johnjoe is Professor of Molecular Genetics at...

Duration: 00:08:31


The woman who unmasked the forger | Mary Wellesley

9/4/2016
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Art forgery has existed for centuries, but what about a 19th-century forger of medieval art whose unmasked work went on to become more valuable than originals? Mary Wellesley takes us through the detective-like story of the woman who uncovered his deception. | Read along while listening at our Medium: bit.ly/2cfJRmO | Narrated by Mary Wellesley and Vidish Athavale | Music by James Joshua Otto, Kai Engel, Greg Joy and Neil Cross | Mary is a medieval culture scholar at UCL and the British...

Duration: 00:09:32