Author Archives: Jim Al-Khalili

About Jim Al-Khalili

Professor of theoretical physics at the University of Surrey, author and broadcaster.

Recording the Life Scientific with Peter Higgs

Here is my blog on the making of the Life Scientific with Peter Higgs. It includes some audio clips from the programme, due to air on 18 February 2014.

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Peter Higgs’ Life Scientific

Note that this blog also appears on the BBC website where it has a few video clips (yes, we filmed the radio recording!) They can also be viewed on the IOP website. I love name dropping about some of the … Continue reading

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My blog post on Light and Dark, BBC4

Here are some thoughts following the great response I received on Twitter last night when my new BBC science doc was aired.

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Light and Dark, BBC4

Last night, my new two-part documentary, Light and Dark, aired on BBC4. The man who deserves almost all the praise is director/producer, Stephen Cooter. He wrote most of the script and put the 120 minutes together into something special. It … Continue reading

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The Life Scientific

The Life Scientific will be back in early May for a new run. However, if you have missed any programmes then check out this link where you can download all 45 episodes recorded so far, for free.

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Quantum Biology lectures online

All the plenary lectures from the recent international workshop on quantum biology are now available online here.

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Determinism and free will

Are we really part of a clockwork universe? My new blog post on whether we have free will.

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Do we have free will – a physicist’s perspective?

This blog was prompted by an online article I was alerted to by Roger Highfield on Twitter, which discussed how neuroscientists were conducting experiments suggesting that free will is indeed just an illusion. It was rather dismissive of the years … Continue reading

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