Dr Jim Al-Khalili
Dr Jim Al-Khalili is a professor of physics at the University of Surrey where he also holds a chair in the Public Engagement in Science. Jim’s main research interests have been in theoretical nuclear physics where he has published widely on the structure and properties of rare and exotic forms of atomic nuclei. He has written several popular science books including Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines and Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed, which have between them been translated into 13 languages. He is a regular contributor to radio and television programmes on a range of scientific topics and will be presenting a forthcoming BBC documentary series on atoms. He is a trustee of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and member of its council and a fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Royal Astronomical Society. His portrait hangs in the National Gallery as part of the “21 faces of British science” exhibit. He lives in Southsea in Hampshire with his wife and two teenage children.