Dr Michael Brooks – Free Radicals

Posted on July 15, 2011 by


Dr Michael Brooks is the author of Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science. Michael is a journalist, broadcaster, and a consultant at New Scientist.  His previous books include the acclaimed non-fiction title 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense and the techno-thriller Entanglement, as well as The Big Questions: Physics.


His writing has also appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, the Observer, the Times Higher Education, the Philadelphia Inquirer and (his proudest byline) Playboy. He has lectured at New York University, The American Museum of Natural History and Cambridge University. As well as contributing to traditional outlets for science, such as BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme and Material World, he has a regular live slot on the George Lamb Show on BBC’s 6 Music radio station, where he is regularly asked to explain everything in the universe.

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