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.
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.
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’.
Science Director Roger Highfield recaps the wonders of the International Year of the Periodic Table.
Bookings open today for a free exhibition to showcase the Royal Photographic Society’s first Science Photographer of the Year competition, says judge and Science Director Roger Highfield.
As we celebrate James Lovelock’s 100th birthday, Roger Highfield reflects on his scientific achievements.
As part of our Summer of Space, Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Buzz Aldrin about the tense moments before the first lunar landing on July 20, 1969.
What if the Soviet hammer and sickle had been the first flag on the Moon, rather than the Stars and Stripes? Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, who trained to be the first to walk on the Moon.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, reflects on the Director’s Annual Dinner 2019.
Roger Highfield, Science Director at the Science Museum Group and judge of the European Inventor Award introduces this year’s finalists and explains how to vote for your favourite.