" Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact". - Thomas Huxley
Masha Gessen is a journalist who has written for Slate, Seed, the New Republic, the New York Times, and other publications. Her previous books include Blood Matters: A Journey Along the Genetic Frontier, and her latest is Perfect Rigour: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century.
First broadcast on 22nd April 2011.