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A century ago, Albert Einstein revolutionised scientific thinking with a string of papers published in 1905.

In this first programme of a new series, writers and artists discuss the challenges of using Einstein's ideas in their work.

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A century ago, Albert Einstein revolutionised scientific thinking with a string of papers published in 1905.

In this first programme of a new series, writers and artists discuss the challenges of using Einstein's ideas in their work.Dramatist Michael Frayn discusses Copenhagen, his acclaimed stage play about one of the greatest developments in modern physics - and the fraught relationship between two men living in Einstein's shadow.

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This week artist Cornelia Parker talks about Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, her recreation and comment on the cosmological event that started everything - the Big Bang - which Einstein's theories predicted.

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Prolific science fiction and fantasy writerTerry Pratchett talks about his fascination with some of Einstein's ideas - which litter his Discworld novels.

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Cartoonist Sid Harris and comedian Mark Steel explain why science and Einstein are funny.

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Science fiction writers Gregory Benford and Andrew Crumey discuss Einstein's legacy through their stories about time travel.