Stephen Hawking, the best known scientist on planet Earth will be mourned for his remarkable impact, not just on the field of cosmology but as a hugely successful science writer and a beacon of inspiration for how the limitations of the body can be overcome by the power of the mind.
Roger Highfield is the Director of External Affairs at the Science Museum Group. He studied Chemistry at the University of Oxford and was the first person to bounce a neutron off a soap bubble. He was the Science Editor of The Daily Telegraph for two decades, and the Editor of New Scientist between 2008 and 2011. Roger is also a science journalist, author and broadcaster who has written seven books and has had thousands of articles published in newspapers and magazines.
Evidence that drug testing could one day be conducted in a computer rather than on animals has led to a team at the University of Oxford winning a major international prize.
Director of External Affairs, Roger Highfield, talks to Dr Venki Ramakrishnan, and Dr Eugenia Cheng about the “man who knew infinity”
Discover the role sticky tape played in the discovery of Graphene – a new wonder material.
Director of External Affairs, Roger Highfield, recounts the conversation between Eric Schmidt and Brian Cox on the future of AI
Half a century after the publication of The Double Helix, Roger Highfield looks at why the book is still relevant today.
Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs, provides evidence to counter ten Scrooge-like claims that Santa does not exist.
Preliminary insights from a pioneering global study of the impact of sleep on our ability to reason and think were revealed recently at a special event in Manchester.
Roger Highfield explores the beauty of mathematics at a recent event at the Science Museum
In the run up to a Science Museum exhibition in 2018 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of IVF, Roger Highfield reports from the frontier of reproductive science research.
Dr Roger Highfield explains how when we fall asleep, we celebrate the way that most life on our planet is adapted to the rotation of the Earth, and the daily rise and fall of the Sun in the sky.
‘How to Build a Virtual Human’, a special event held at the Science Museum that explored the future of medicine.