Theme Tune Commission: Theoretically Speaking

I received a commission to write a theme tune for a podcast by Oxford University on the subject of theoretical chemistry. My brother, David, is currently reading his PhD there (as he will tell you in the pod); he and his colleague, Tim, are casting said pods and interviewing lots of interesting scientists who are literally the people making new science happen at the moment. This made me wonder: what on earth do you use for inspiration for its theme tune? Having myself studied physics, which shares a lot of the maths and concepts theoretical chemistry (but with far less regard for what the molecules actually do in a practical, useful, real-lifey kind of way), I had an idea of the sort of feel

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