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Here are some thoughts following the great response I received on Twitter last night when my new BBC science doc was aired.
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.
All the plenary lectures from the recent international workshop on quantum biology are now available online here.
Are we really part of a clockwork universe? My new blog post on whether we have free will.
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.
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.
Since my book, Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Science, came out a couple of weeks ago, there have been a number of reviews, which have been overwhelmingly positive about it. Here is a selection of quotes:
‘The wizardry of Jim Al-Khalili is irresistible. Marvel at the mind-bending Zeno’s paradox! The amazing ambiguity of Schrödinger’s Cat! The preposterous postulations of perpetual motion! The extraterrestrial extrapolations of Fermi’s paradox! and other wonders of physics, philosophy, even poetry. “I have had tremendous fun writing this book,” says Professor Jim. Reading it is the best fun you can have beyond a pop-science comic book and a home particle accelerator.’ Times
‘A master of making the complex simple. ’ Independent on Sunday
‘Al-Khalili leads into the harder science, but does so with such deceptive ease that before you know it you’re mulling over the expanding universe, staring down quantum theory and pondering Schrödinger’s Cat – and enjoying it.’ Financial Times
‘Al-Khalili is the ideal guide through these seeming mysteries of modern science.’ New Scientist
And here are some in more detail.
By the journalist Iain Finlayson that appeared in the Times.