is a Senior Consultant (and former Editor-in-Chief and Publishing Director
of New Scientist).
Beginning his his career as a research biologist, he gained
his PhD from the University of Edinburgh and later held posts as
IBM Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, and Royal Society
Overseas Fellow at the University of Kyoto in Japan, publishing numerous
papers on perceptual systems, as well as books about Japan.
into science writing, variously holding posts as News and Views Editor,
Japan Bureau Chief and US Editor of the journal Nature,
International Editor of the journal Science; and for 12
years, Editor, then Editor-in-Chief and Publishing Director, of the
weekly magazine New Scientist.
a member of the council of the Royal Institution, and a board
member of the Cambridge, Massachusetts, start-up Xconomy.com.
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