Roger Highfield, Science Director, helped judge the annual Max Perutz Science Writing Award, which this year was dominated by entries about cancer
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 eight popular science books, and had thousands of articles published in newspapers and magazines.
Science Director Roger Highfield describes an event with the distinguished chemist Sir John Meurig Thomas to celebrate the UK’s pioneering role in using X-rays to understand the molecular machinery of living things.
Science Director, Roger Highfield, revisits speculation about the future of Christmas he made decades ago.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, introduced the Fields medallist at the latest Oxford Mathematics London Public Lecture in the Science Museum.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, describes a key moment in the independent scientist’s efforts to detect life on Mars.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, highlights how we need new ways to engage bigger audiences in discussions about the future of artificial intelligence.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, announces the winners of the Medical Research Council’s annual Max Perutz Science Writing Award.
Alexei Leonov became the first person to walk in space in 1965. A hero of space exploration, he was made a Fellow of the Science Museum in 2015. We remember his incredible story.
A pioneering STEM learning initiative has exceeded all our expectations during its first year, reports Roger Highfield, Science Director.
Quantum computers will have many valuable applications, but it is important not to get carried away. Science Director Roger Highfield reports on an IMAX discussion led by broadcaster Jim Al-Khalili at last month’s Lates.
A study claims that digital computers are not always accurate because of the flawed nature of the numbers that they rely on, reports Science Director Roger Highfield.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, reports on a recent discussion of the toxic fiction that is ‘race science’.