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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.

The next generation of high-performance computers might see a return of the oldest form of all, analogue computing, according to a paper published today, coauthored by Science Director, Roger Highfield.

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.

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.

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.