Life, Physics, 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). Here’s me on Goodreads. If you want a signed copy, or to hear me talk about it, I’ll post any opportunities here:

Upcoming Events

British Science Festival, Hull 11/9/2018

New Scientist Live 21/9/2018

Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People 20/12/2018

Past events are listed here, in some cases with recordings.

About the Blog

From 31/8/2010 to 31/8/2018, most posts appeared on The GuardianThese pages contain links to those posts, and to articles which appeared in other places and/or which didn’t really belong on the Guardian.

About Me

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, STFC, CERN, 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.