The Future of Science

Science has given us everything from the Atom Bomb to antibiotics, from aerosol to the Internet, creating knowledge and tools that have both helped and hindered progress.

How much should scientists be held to account, and how much responsibility do we all have to take an interest in the research that is shaping our society?

Researchers working on everything from theoretical chemistry, to geology, to psychology, discuss what it means to be a scientist in the 21st century, and what it takes to survive the emotional rollercoaster that sees them tackle frustration and failure before critical acclaim.