Life and (Smashing) Physics

RS Winton Prize 2015 shortlist logoMy book, Smashing Physics, is available here and at all good bookshops. Here’s the review Top-10-Book-2014-200x200by Graham Farmelo for Guardian Books. For other reviews, see above. And here’s me on Goodreads.

If you want your copy signed, or to hear me talk about it, I’ll post any opportunities here.

17/1/2016 IoP Lecture, University of Kent at Canterbury

15/2/2016 Essex Sceptics in the Pub

The launch event at the Royal Institution, introduced and chaired by Brian Cox.

Public lecture at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Other past events

More reviews, comments, background information and discussion

Life and Physics Blog

As of 31/8/2010 this blog mainly moved to  The Guardian. These pages will stay here too though and I occasionally add things which don’t really belong on the Guardian.

Versions of two of the posts in this blog have appeared in the New Scientist‘s S-Word, one of which received a response from the Science Minister.


I’m a Professor of physics at UCL, where I am currently Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. I do my research in the UCL High Energy Physics group, on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Contact details, links and more research & professional information on my homepage at UCL. Also, I am on twitter.


The content of these pages is my own, and unless explicitly stated otherwise it doesn’t represent the official views of UCL, ATLAS, Science Board, STFC, the Royal Society, the Butterworth family, English people with brown hair or any other group I am or have been employed by or associated with. In fact, damn it, sometimes they aren’t even my own official views.

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