Nobel Prize Winners [Desert Island Discs Revisited]

Episodes

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Dr Max Perutz20191013

Sue Lawley's castaway is Dr Max Perutz. When he left Austria in 1936 to study at Cambridge, his fellow students dismissed his ambition to decipher the structure of the protein haemoglobin as 'mad'. No-one had seriously attempted to map a molecule that was made up of 10,000 atoms.

Twenty-two years later he was successful. It was an achievement that earned him and his colleague John Kendrew the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1962 - and has since contributed to the study of blood diseases like sickle cell anaemia and Huntington's disease.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2000.

The Nobel scientist Max Perutz shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley.

Selected gems from the Desert Island Discs archive.

Martin Evans2014100520190929 (BBC7)

From Edith Piaf to Rachmaninov, the scientist Martin Evans shares his castaway choices.

Selected gems from the Desert Island Discs archive.

Sir Aaron Klug20191006

From Mozart to Elgar, scientist Sir Aaron Klug shares his castaway choices.

Selected gems from the Desert Island Discs archive.

From Mozart to Elgar, the Nobel Prize winning scientist shares his castaway choices.