Empire Broadcasts on Scientific Topics

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    The British Broadcasting Corporation has instituted a short series of quarter-hour broadcasts to the Empire on recent advances in science. the first talk of the series was given at 11.15 p.m. on July 31 by Prof. Allan Ferguson, one of the general secretaries of the British Association. Prof. Ferguson, after giving a simple picture of the structure of the atom, and the results to be expected from atomic bombardment, described briefly the development of the cyclotron, recent experiments on nuclear disintegration, including the uranium-fission experiments, and the production of ‘labelled’ particles. Succeeding talks will be given by Wing-Commander Cave-Browne-Cave on mechanical engineering (August 7), by Dr. S. J. F. Philpott on psychology (August 14) and by Prof. F. A. E. Crew on biology (August 21).

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    Empire Broadcasts on Scientific Topics. Nature 144, 239 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/144239c0

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