(The pdfs of some of the papers can be downloaded if you click on them, other take you to journal websites.)
16. Quasielastic scattering of 9Li on 12C, M. Zahar, M. Belbot, J.J. Kolata, K. Lamkin, D.J. Morrissey, B.M. Sherrill, M. Lewitowicz, A.H. Wuosmaa, J.S. Al-Khalili, J.A. Tostevin and I.J. Thompson, Phys. Rev. C 54 (1996) 1262– 1266.
17. Revised size determinations for light halo nuclei, J.S. Al-Khalili and J.A. Tostevin, contribution to RIKEN Workshop: Nuclear Physics in RI Beam Factory, RIKEN, Tokyo, Japan, 17 June 1996. Proceedings published by RIKEN Laboratory.
20. Elastic scattering of 6He and its analysis within a four-body eikonal model, J.S. Al-Khalili, M.D. Cortina-Gil, P. Roussel-Chomaz, N. Alamanos, J. Barrette, W. Mittig, F. Auger, Y. Blumenfeld, J.M. Casandjian, M. Chartier, V. Fekou-Youmbi, B. Fernandez, N. Frascaria, A. Gillibert, H. Laurent, A. Lepine-Szily, N.A. Orr, V. Pascalon, J.A. Scarpaci, J.L. Sida, T. Suomijarvi, Phys. Lett. B 378 (1996) 45-49.
22. Nuclear Halos and Borromean Rings, J.A. Tostevin and J.S. Al-Khalili, Highlights in Physics, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Report (1996).
27. Elastic and quasielastic scattering of 8He from 12C, J.A. Tostevin, J.S. Al-Khalili, M. Zahar, M. Belbot, J.J. Kolata, K. Lamkin, D.J. Morrissey, B.M. Sherrill, M. Lewitowicz and A.H. Wuosmaa, Phys. Rev. C 56 (1997) R2929–R2933.
29. The Halo at the Centre of the Atom, J.A.Tostevin and J.S. Al-Khalili, Tecnicas de Laboratorio, 230, (1998) 161-162.
32. Sizes of the He isotopes deduced from proton elastic scattering measurements, J.A. Tostevin, J.S. Al-Khalili, in Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. on Exotic Nuclei and Atomic Masses (ENAM98) (Bellaire, Michigan) ed B M Sherrill, D J Morrissey and C N Davids, AIP Conf. 455 (AIP, New York 1998) 227-232.
36. Nuclear reactions involving weakly bound nuclei, R.C. Johnson, J.S. Al-Khalili, N.K. Timofeyuk and N. Summers, in Proc. Int. Conf. on Experimental Nuclear Physics in Europe, 21-26 June 1999 (Seville, Spain) eds. B. Rubio, M. Lozano and W. Gelletly, AIP Conf. Proc. 495 (AIP, New York 1999) 297-300.
38. Time Travel, J.S. Al-Khalili, Physics Review, 9 (4) (2000) 2–5.
45. In search of wormholes, J.S. Al-Khalili, Astronomy Now 16 (5) (2002) 16-24.
54. Structure of halo nuclei – overview of theoretical status, J.S. Al-Khalili, Proceedings of the International Workshop XXXI on Gross Properties of Nuclei and Nuclear Excitations Hirschegg, Austria (2003), edited byH. Feldmeier et al.(2003) 176.
55. Many-body approach to proton emission and spectroscopic factors, J. Escher, J. Al-Khalili, C. Barbieri, B. Jennings, J-M Sparenberg, APS Division of Nuclear Physics Meeting, 1 (2003) [preprint from arxiv.org]
62. Halo neutron survival in the beta-decay of 11Li, F.Sarazin, J.S. Al-Khalili, G.C. Ball, G. Hackman, P.M. Walker, R.A.E. Austin, B. Eshpeter, P.E. Garrett, G.F. Grinyer, W.D. Kulp, J.R. Leslie, D. Melconian, C.J. Osborne, H.C. Scraggs, M.B. Smith, C.E. Svensson, J.C. Waddington and J.L. Wood, Phys. Rev. C 70 (2004) 031302(R).
63. Potential for British Research into the transmutation of radioactive wastes and other problematic materials, W.J. Nuttall, D.G. Ireland, J.S. Al-Khalili and W. Gelletly, Int. J. Critical Infrastructures, Vol. 1, No. 4 (2005) 380.
67. Halo neutrons and the β-decay of 11Li, F. Sarazin, J. S. Al-Khalili, G. C. Ball, G. Hackman, P. M. Walker, R. A. E. Austin, B. Eshpeter, P. Finlay, P. E. Garrett, G. F. Grinyer, K. A. Koopmans, W. D. Kulp, J. R. Leslie, D. Melconian, C. J. Osborne, M. A. Schumaker, H. C. Scraggs, J. Schwarzenberg, M. B. Smith, C. E. Svensson, J. C. Waddington, J. L. Wood, The 4th International Conference on Exotic Nuclei and Atomic Masses, Springer Berlin Heidelberg (2005) 99.
72. The Quantum Zoo: a tourist’s guide to the never-ending universe, J.S. Al-Khalili, Nature 440 7086 (2006) 871–871.
73. The Goldilocks Enigma: Why is the universe just right for life?, J.S. Al-Khalili, Nature 444 7118 (2006) 423-424
75. The two potential approach to proton emission, J.S. Al-Khalili, A. Cannon, P.D. Stevenson, PROTON EMITTING NUCLEI AND RELATED TOPICS: International Conference‐PROCON 2007 AIP Publishing 961 1 (2007) 66-71
77. Discovery of the proton emitting nucleus 159Re, D.T. Joss, J.S. Al-Khalili et al., AIP Conf. Proc 961 (2007) 28–33.
78. Probing the limit of nuclear existence: Proton emission from 159Re, DT Joss, IG Darby, RD Page, J Uusitalo, S Eeckhaudt, T Grahn, PT Greenlees, PM Jones, R Julin, S Juutinen, S Ketelhut, M Leino, AP Leppanen, M Nyman, J Pakarinen, P Rahkila, J Saren, C Scholey, A Steer, AJ Cannon, PD Stevenson, JS Al-Khalili, S Erturk, M Venhart, B Gall, B Hadinia, J Simpson, PROTON EMITTING NUCLEI AND RELATED TOPICS: International Conference‐PROCON 2007 AIP Publishing 961 1 (2007) 27.
79. Probing single-particle structures beyond the proton drip line, R.D. Page, J.S. Al-Khalili et al., AIP Conf. Proc 961 (2007) 137–142.
80. The two-potential approach to one-proton emission, J.S. Al-Khalili, A.J. Cannon and P.D. Stevenson., AIP Conf. Proc 961 (2007) 66–71.
81. Probing single‐particle structures beyond the proton drip line, RD Page, L Bianco, IG Darby, DT Joss, T Grahn, R‐D Herzberg, J Pakarinen, J Thomson, J Uusitalo, S Eeckhaudt, PT Greenlees, PM Jones, R Julin, S Juutinen, S Ketelhut, M Leino, A‐P Leppänen, M Nyman, P Rahkila, J Sarén, C Scholey, A Steer, M Venhart, J Simpson, J.S. Al‐Khalili, AJ Cannon, PD Stevenson, S Ertürk, B Gall, B Hadinia, PROTON EMITTING NUCLEI AND RELATED TOPICS: International Conference‐PROCON 2007 AIP Publishing 961 1 (2007) 137-142.
83. Decays of New Nuclides and Isomers Beyond the Proton Drip Line—The Influence of Neutron Configurations, RD Page, L Bianco, IG Darby, DT Joss, J Simpson, J.S. Al‐Khalili, AJ Cannon, RJ Cooper, S Eeckhaudt, S Ertürk, B Gall, T Grahn, PT Greenlees, B Hadinia, PM Jones, DS Judson, R Julin, S Juutinen, S Ketelhut, M Labiche, M Leino, A‐P Leppänen, M Nyman, D O’Donnell, P Rahkila, PJ Sapple, J Sarén, C Scholey, AN Steer, PD Stevenson, EB Suckling, J Thomson, J Uusitalo, M Venhart , NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS: Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics: From Stable Beams to Exotic Nuclei, AIP Publishing 1072 1 (2008) 172-178.
84. Quantum coherence and the search for the first replicator, J.S Al-Khalili and J. McFadden; in ‘Quantum Aspects of Life’, Abbot, D., Davies, PC W., and Pati, AK (Eds.), (2008), 33-49
85. Physics can fascinate the public, J.S. Al-Khalili, Physics education 44 6 (2009) 656-658.
86. Three-Body Spectrum of 18C and its Relevance to r-Process Nucleosynthesis, A.Yakhelef, N.K.Timofeyuk, J.S.Al-Khalili, I.J.Thompson, Few-Body Systems 47, 213 (2010)
87. Discovery of 157W and 161Os, L.Bianco, R.D.Page, I.G.Darby, D.T.Joss, J.S.Al-Khalili, J.Simpson, A.J.Cannon, B.Cederwall, S.Eeckhaudt, S.Erturk, B.Gall, M.B.Gomez Hornillos, T.Grahn, P.T.Greenlees, B.Hadinia, K.Heyde, U.Jakobsson, P.M.Jones, R.Julin, S.Juutinen, S.Ketelhut, M.Labiche, M.Leino, A.-P.Leppanen, M.Nyman, D.O'Donnell, E.S.Paul, M.Petri, P.Peura, A.Puurunen, P.Rahkila, P.Ruotsalainen, M.Sandzelius, P.J.Sapple, J.Saren, C.Scholey, N.A.Smirnova, A.N.Steer, P.D.Stevenson, E.B.Suckling, J.Thomson, J.Uusitalo, M.Venhart, Phys.Lett. B 690, 15 (2010)
88. Science in the Muslim World, J.S. Al-Khalili, Physics World 23 4 (2010) 22-25.
89. The electron–ion scattering experiment ELISe at the International Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR)—A conceptual design study, A.N. Antonov, J.S. Al-Khalili et al., Nucl. Instr. and Meth. in Phys. Res. A 637 (2011) 60–76.
91. Nature’s quantum subways, J.S. Al-Khalili, Physics World 26 (3) (2013) 42-45.
94. Nuclear astrophysics with radioactive ions at FAIR, R. Reifarth, S. Altstadt, K. Göbel, T. Heftrich, M. Heil, A. Koloczek, C. Langer, R. Plag, M. Pohl, K. Sonnabend, M. Weigand, T. Adachi, F. Aksouh, J. Al-Khalili, M. AlGarawi, S. AlGhamdi, G. Alkhazov, N. Alkhomashi, H. Alvarez-Pol, R. Alvarez-Rodriguez, V. Andreev, B. Andrei, L. Atar, T. Aumann, V. Avdeichikov, C. Bacri, S. Bagchi, C. Barbieri, S. Beceiro, C. Beck, C. Beinrucker, G. Belier, D. Bemmerer, M. Bendel, J. Benlliure, G. Benzoni, R. Berjillos, D. Bertini, C. Bertulani, S. Bishop, N. Blasi, T. Bloch, Y. Blumenfeld, et al. (277 additional authors not shown), Journal of Physics: Conference Series 665 (2016) 012044. DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/665/1/012044
95. Michael Faraday’s ‘Experimental Researches in Electricity. On the Induction of Electric Currents. On the Evolution of Electricity from Magnetism. On a new Electrical Condition of Matter. On Arago’'s Magnetic Phenomena’, Philosophical Transactions, 1832, J.S. Al-Khalili, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 373: 20140208. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2014.0208.
Other Published Work:
Chapters in Textbooks and Monographs:
99. Scattering, co-author, with Dr J.A. Tostevin, chapter in multi-volume reference book edited by P. Sabatier and E.R. Pike, 2001.
100. Collins Encyclopaedia of the Universe, Harper-Collins, 2001.
101. Lecture Notes in Physics: Nuclear Physics with Exotic Beams Volume I, Eds. J.S. Al-Khalili and E. Roeckl, Springer-Verlag, 2004.
102. Lecture Notes in Physics: Nuclear Physics with Exotic Beams Volume II, Eds. J.S. Al-Khalili and E. Roeckl, Springer-Verlag, 2006.
103. Lecture Notes in Physics: Nuclear Physics with Exotic Beams Volume III, Eds. J.S. Al-Khalili and E. Roeckl, Springer-Verlag, 2008.
104. Contributing Author in Quantum Origins of Life, ed. P.C.W Davies, D. Abbott, A.K. Pati, Oxford University Press, 2008.
105. Halo Nuclei, monograph, Institute of Physics Publishing, 2017, DOI https://doi.org/10.1088/978-1-6817-4581-7
Non-peer reviewed published work linked to research and scholarship:
106. Integrated Sciences, article in the Times Higher Education Supplement, J.S. Al-Khalili, 2007
107. On Perpetual Motion Machines, J.S. Al-Khalili, Comment&Analysis, BBC Focus Magazine, August 2007.
108. Nuclear waste is hardly a worry when the climate change threat is so urgent, J.S. Al-Khalili, The Guardian, 26 July 2007
109. In a parallel universe this theory would make sense, J.S. Al-Khalili, The Guardian, 1 December 2007
110. Science: Islam’s forgotten geniuses, J.S. Al-Khalili, The Telegraph, 29 January 2008
111. It’s time to herald the Arabic science that prefigured Newton and Darwin, J.S. Al-Khalili, The Guardian, 30 January 2008
112. A teoria quantica em 30 segundos, Gazeta da Fizica, J.S. Al-Khalili, Vol 31, no.1/3, Spring 2008
113. Beyond the Standard Model, The Guardian, Monday 30 June 2008
114. While our scientists struggle with ethics, the Islamic world forges ahead, J.S. Al-Khalili, The Guardian, 31 July 2008
115. A Maquina do Big Bang, Gazeta da Fizica, J.S. Al-Khalili, Vol 31, no. 3/3, Autumn 2008
116. We can't hide in our labs and leave the talking to Dawkins, J.S. Al-Khalili, The Guardian, 25 November 2008
117. The age of brilliance, J.S. Al-Khalili, Abu Dhabi National, 10 January 2009
118. The First True Scientist, J.S. Al-Khalili, BBC Online, 4 January 2009 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7810846.stm
119. Book Review of Cosmic Anger: Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist, by Gordon Fraser, J.S. Al-Khalili, New Scientist, March 2009.
120. Feature article: Time travel: science fact or science fiction? J.S. Al-Khalili, Science in School Magazine, Spring 2009.
121. Mainstream experiments: Science belongs on TV, J.S. Al-Khalili, The Guardian, 25 May 2009
122. An atomic catastrophe, J.S. Al-Khalili, The Guardian, 15 December 2009
123. The greatest scientific advances from the Muslim world, J.S. Al-Khalili, The Guardian, 1 February 2010
124. Science in the Muslim World, J.S. Al-Khalili, Physics World feature article, 1 April 2010
125. When Baghdad was centre of the scientific world, J.S. Al-Khalili, The Observer, 26 September 2010
126. Is Tevatron's particle a new force of nature? J.S. Al-Khalili, The Guardian, 10 April 2011
127. Faster than the speed of light? We'll need to be patient,The Guardian, Wed 23 November 2011
128. Why the Nobel prizes need a shakeup,The Guardian, Mon 8 October 2012
129. Why this atheist celebrates Christmas,The Guardian, Sun 23 December 2012
130. Nature’s quantum subways, Physics World, March 2013
131. Secularism: what does it mean to you?, The Guardian, Tue 27 November 2013
132. Higgs would not find his boson in today’s ‘publish or perish’ research culture, The Guardian, Fri 14 February 2014.
133. Bisep2 will allow us to work out how hot the big bang was, The Guardian, Mon 17 March 2014.
134. You’re powered by quantum mechanics. No, really… The Observer, Sun 26 October 2014.
Newspaper articles can be found on Journalisted.com
Books (listed below or see in Books):
1. Halo Nuclei,Concise Physicsseries, Institute of Physics 2017
2. What’s Next?: What Science Can Tell us About Our Future (Profile books 2017)
3. Quantum Mechanics: A Ladybird Expert Book (Penguin 2017)
4. Aliens: Science Asks Is Anyone Out There? (Profile Books, 2016)
5. Life on the Edge: the coming of age of quantum biology (Transworld/Random House 2014), with Johnjoe McFadden. Already being translated into 16 languages; shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize.
6. Paradox: The Nine Great Enigmas in Physics (Bantam, 2012)– translated into 8 languages
7. Litmus: Short Stories from Modern Science, Comma Press, June 2011– contributing author
8. Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science (Penguin Press, 2010) – translated into 12 languages
9. 30 Second Theories, (Fall River Press, 2009) – contributing author
10. Quantum Aspects of Life, (Imperial College Press, 2008) – contributing author
11. The Euroschool Lectures on Physics with Exotic Beams– Editor (with E. Roeckl). Vols I-III, Springer, 2007-2009
12. Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed, (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2004) – translated into 8 languages
13. Nucleus: A Trip into the Heart of Matter, (Canopus Press, 2001) – translated into 6 languages
14. Collins Encyclopaedia of the Universe, (Harper-Collins, 2001) – contributing author
15. Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, (Taylor and Francis, 1999) – translated into 13 languages
Invited and Plenary Talks at Conferences and Workshops:
Elastic scattering of 11Li in a four-body Glauber model, Nordita/Norfa Study Weekend on Halo Nuclei, Neils Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, 19-21 March 1993.
The dynamic polarization of 11Li, Nordita/Norfa Study Weekend on Halo Nuclei, Neils Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, 28-30 January 1994.
Effect of the breakup channel on 11Li elastic scattering, Theory Workshop: Physics of Exotic Beams, GANIL, Caen, 23-24 February 1994.
Reaction mechanisms in 11Li scattering, Post-IoP-Conference Workshop on Halo Nuclei, University of Surrey, 14 April 1994.
Nuclear reactions of halo nuclei, Nordita Workshop on Aspects of Nuclear and Astrophysics, Neils Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, 12-13 September 1994.
Revised size determinations for light halo nuclei, Workshop on Nuclear Physics in RI Beam Factory, RIKEN, Tokyo, 17 June 1996.
Renaissance of Glauber methods in the Study of Reactions with Halo Nuclei, Workshop on the Physics of Halo Nuclei, ECT*, Trento, Italy, 7-17 October 1996
The Glauber model: A tool for studying reactions of light dripline nuclei, UK Annual Nuclear Physics Study Weekend, University of Birmingham, 26-27 October 1996.
Advances in reaction models for halo nuclei, Symposium on New Spectroscopy and Nuclear Structure 1997 dedicated to Aage Bohr and Ben Mottelson, Copenhagen, 16-20 September 1997.
An impact parameter multiple scattering prescription for few-body projectiles, HALO’98, Lisbon, 3-5 April 1998.
Findings of EPSRC Young Researchers’ Committee on Future Direction of Physics Programme, Physics Programme Community Meeting, London, 21 April 1998.
Reactions with loosely-bound projectiles, 13th Nordic Meeting on Intermediate and High Energy Nuclear Physics, Graftvallen, Oviken, Sweden 4-10 January 1999.
New reaction theories for loosely-bound projectiles, HALO’99, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, 28–30 May 1999.
6He and 6Li: Twins or Distant Cousins?, Institute of Physics Half-Day Meeting on New Results in the Study of Neutron-rich Nuclei., University of Manchester, 27 October 1999.
Exploring the Nuclear Halo, IoP Nuclear Physics Conf. 2000, Univ. of Birmingham, 12-14 April 2000.
Stripping reaction calculations to probe the structure of 12Be, HALO 2000, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, 28-30 April 2000.
Dynamic core excitations in one-neutron knockout reactions, One Day GANIL Workshop on exotic Nuclei, GANIL, Caen, France, 29 June 2000.
Stripping reactions as a probe of the structure of light exotic nuclei, ECT* Workshop on Physics with radioactive beams: key experiments and requirements, Trento, Italy, 27 November – 1 December 2000.
Structure and reactions of halo nuclei: an entangled approach, ENAM 2001, the 3rd International Conference on Exotic Nuclei and Atomic Masses, July 2-7, 2001, Hämeenlinna, Finland.
The Status of nuclear theory in the UK, invited talk at UK Nuclear Physics Study Days: Future Directions in Nuclear Physics, 19 – 20 April, 2002, Cosener’s House, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
Probing halo nuclei with electron beams, Halo’02, Gothenberg, Sweden, 13 – 15 June, 2002
Structure of halo nuclei – overview of theoretical status, International Workshop XXXI on Gross Properties of Nuclei and Nuclear Excitations, Hirschegg, Austria (2003)
Few-body models of direct nuclear reactions, series of 10 lectures as part of ECT* Marie Curie Doctoral Training Programme, Trento, Italy, 25-29 Aug, 2003.
Quantum superpositions in biological systems, Workshop on Quantum Origins of Life, NASA Ames, California, 30 Sep – 3 Oct 2003.
High energy reactions to probe the structure of light nuclei, GSI, Future Project 2nd International Workshop, 14-17 October 2003.
Review of Nuclear Reactions, RIA Theory Working Group, 1st Workshop, Tucson, Arizona, 2-3 Nov 2003.
Quantum: still crazy after all these years, Univ. of Birmingham Physics Dept. Colloquium, 26 Nov 2003.
Nuclear Transmutation: an alchemist’s dream? IoP South East Branch, Sussex University, 4 Dec 2003.
The Thrill of Discovery: nuclear physics research in the 21st century, invited plenary lecture at the International Nuclear Physics Conference INPC2004, Gothenberg, 27 June – 2 July 2004.
The Status of nuclear theory in the UK, invited talk at UK Nuclear Physics Study Days: Future Directions in Nuclear Physics, 25,26 May 2005, Cosener’s House, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
Communicating Physics to the Wider Public, invited talk at “Journey Towards and Beyond the Driplines”, a Symposium in honour of Bjorn Jonson, Gothenburg, 16,17 October 2008.
The prehistory of quantum biology, New Frontiers for Quantum Technology in Biological and Bio-inspired Systems, Cambridge, UK, 18–19 March 2015.
Research Seminars, Colloquia and named lectures:
1. Polarised deuteron elastic scattering at intermediate energies, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, Washington DC, April 1989.
2. Polarised deuteron elastic scattering at intermediate energies, Department of Physics, Ohio State University, Colombus, Ohio, November 1990.
3. Neutron halos are even bigger than we thought, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan, June 1996
4. Neutron halos are even bigger than we thought, Niigata University, Japan, June 1996
5. Nuclei with neutron halos, Osaka City University, Japan, June 1996
6. Neutron halos are even bigger than we thought, Yukawa Institute, Kyoto, Japan, June 1996
7. Neutron halos: A new form of matter, Departmental seminar, Dept of Physics, University of Edinburgh, 26 February 1997.
8. Reaction studies of halo nuclei, GANIL Laboratory, Caen, France, 29 January 1998
9. Structure and reactions of neutron rich nuclei, Dept of Physics, University of Birmingham, 13 May 1998
10. The Neutron Halo, Dept of Physics, UMIST, 13 January 1999
11. The Neutron Halo, The Maxwell Society, Kings College London, 15 February 1999
12. Neutron halos: A new form of matter, Inst. Superior Tecnico Lisboa, Portugal, 8 November 1999.
13. 6He and 6Li: Twins or Distant Cousins? NSCF Theory Seminar, Michigan State University, USA, 12 January 2000.
14. Few-body Methods in Direct Reactions (I), NSCF Theory Seminar, MSU, USA, 13 January 2000.
15. Few-body Methods in Direct Reactions (II), NSCF Theory Seminar, USA, 20 January 2000.
16. Recent Advances in Few-body Reaction Theory, Argonne National Lab, Illinois, 27 January 2000.
17. The importance of single particle transitions in stripping reactions, NSCF Theory Seminar, Michigan State University, USA, 3 May 2000.
18. Nuclei with Neutron Halos, Department of Physics, University of Bristol, 23 October 2000.
19. Exploring the nuclear halo, TRIUMF Laboratory, Vancouver, 30 July, 2002.
20. Nuclear Halos, University of York, Physics and Astronomy Departmental seminar, 26 Feb. 2003.
21. Quantum: still crazy after all these years, University of Birmingham Colloquium, 26 Nov 2003.
22. Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed, Royal Institution Friday Evening Discourse (2004).
23. Neutron halos: a new state of matter, Balliol College, Oxford Physics Society, 3 May 2005.
24. The Golden Age of Arabic Science, Royal Society Michael Faraday lecture, 31 January 2008.
25. Chemists and Alchemists in Medieval Islam, Daniell Lecture, University College, London (2010)
26. Quantum: Still Crazy After All These years, Forhlich Lecture, University of Liverpool (2010)
27. Structure and dynamics of halo nuclei, DAMTP Colloquium, Cambridge, (2011)
28. Quantum Biology: nutty science or a new revolution, Unilever Discover, (2011)
29. Creating a Star on Earth: The Future of Nuclear Fusion, Firmenich, Lausanne (2011)
30. Keynote speech on potential of thorium fuelled nuclear reactors to a House of Lords All Party Parliamentary Group and the Weinberg Foundation (2012)
31. Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science, JD Bernal lecture, Birkbeck College, London (2011)
32. On the Shoulders of Medieval Giants, 6th Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture at DAMPT, University of Cambridge (2012).
33. How to Live Happily in a Deterministic Universe, Keynote lecture at British Humanist Association Annual Conference, Leeds (2013)
34. Quantum Life: How Physics Can Revolutionise Biology, Royal Institution Friday Evening Discourse (2013).
35. Quantum Biology: Is Life Quantum Mechanical? IET Kelvin Lecture (2013).
36. Invited Speaker at Oxford Union (2007, 2010, 2013)
37. Invited Speaker at Cambridge Union (2013)
38. Life on the Edge: the coming of age of quantum biology, 2014 Sterling Lecture, University of Durham.
39. Life on the Edge: the coming of age of quantum biology, TEDGlobal talk, Royal Institution, 16 June 2015.
40. A Brief History of Light: What the Medieval World knew about Optics (a lecture to celebrate the Scottish closing of the International Year of Light), Heriot Watt University, 2 December 2015.
41. A Brief History of Light: What the Medieval World knew about Optics (a lecture to celebrate the UK closing of the International Year of Light), Royal Society, 27 January 2016
42. When the World Spoke Arabic: The Forgotten Legacy of Arabic Science, 4th World Government Summit, Dubai, 8 February 2016.