Author Archives: Jim Al-Khalili

About Jim Al-Khalili

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

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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Higgs, shmiggs.. who cares?

Now that the dust has settled, my blog post on the Higgs discovery.

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Higgs, shmiggs.. who cares?

So, how do I feel about the Higgs discovery? Am I excited, indifferent or even just a little disappointed? Before CERN’s announcement on the 4 July 2012, I had asked myself on many occasions whether I hoped the Higgs would … Continue reading

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Shock and Awe

My TV series on the history of electricity, Shock and Awe, is back on BBC4. Episode 1 is tomorrow evening (Sunday 29 April) at 8pm.

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The Life Scientific

My radio show, The Life Scientific, starts again on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday, 8 May at 0900. My first guest is father of Gaia Theory, James Lovelock.

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