Life, Physics, Books and Events

My books,  A Map of the Invisible: Journeys into Particle Physics and Smashing Physics are  available in all good bookshops (this is basically the definition of a good bookshop).

A Map of the Invisible is a Sunday Times Science Book of the Year and has been reviewed in brief by Nature here and by Marcus Chown in Times Higher Education. For reviews of Smashing Physics, see here. Here’s me on Goodreads.

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

Bradford Literature Festival 8/7/2018

Latitude Festival 13/7/18 (4pm in the Space Shed in the Faraway Forest)

British Science Festival, Hull 11-14/9/2018

New Scientist Live 21/9/2018


Some highlights:

The launch event for Smashing Physics 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 most posts have appeared mainly on  The Guardian, but these pages contain links to those posts, and to articles which appear in other place and/or 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. Contact details, links and more research & professional information on my homepage at UCL.


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, sometimes they aren’t even my own official views.

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