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Roger Highfield

Roger Highfield is the Science Director at the Science Museum Group, a member of the UK's Medical Research Council and a visiting professor at the Dunn School, University of Oxford, and Department of Chemistry, UCL. He studied Chemistry at the University of Oxford and was the first person to bounce a neutron off a soap bubble. Roger was the Science Editor of The Daily Telegraph for two decades, and the Editor of New Scientist between 2008 and 2011. He has written or co-authored ten popular science books, most recently Stephen Hawking: Genius at Work, and has had thousands of articles published in newspapers and magazines.

Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Jim Clarke of Intel, whose team has adapted traditional methods used to make computer chips to bring silicon-based quantum computers closer to reality.

Ian Wilmut, who has died aged 79, was a developmental biologist who made headlines around the world when his team unveiled a lamb named Dolly that was the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.

Roger Highfield, Science Director, reports on a vivid insight into the blood, sweat and toil of mathematics given by James Maynard, winner of the prestigious Fields Medal.

To mark the 25th anniversary of Stargate SG-1, Science Director Roger Highfield talks to physicist Alexey Milekhin and Stargate advisor, Mika McKinnon.