Roger Highfield

ROGER HIGHFIELD is Editor of New Scientist magazine, which is now the world’s biggest selling weekly science and technology magazine. Prior to joining New Scientist, he was the award-winning Science Editor of The Daily Telegraph, where he worked for more than 20 years. He is also a regular on radio and TV, and has organised mass participation experiments with the BBC. He is at the leading edge of the integration of web and print and has starred in a series of web videos about everyday science.

Highfied has an MA and DPhil in chemistry from the University of Oxford and spent time working as a scientist at Unilever and Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, France, where he became the first person to bounce a neutron off a soap bubble.

He has written/coauthored six popular science books, all of which have been translated into foreign editions, including After Dolly, The Science of Harry Potter, The Physics of Christmas, The Private Lives of Albert Einstein. and Frontiers of Complexity. In addition, we was the editor of Craig Venter's A Life Decoded.


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