Michael Brooks

Monday, July 8 2013 at 8:00PM

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Michael Brooks

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 The public perception of the scientist is of a cool, logical and level-headed individual. However, many of the world’s most successful scientists have more in common with libertines than librarians. Some of science’s greatest moments came from those who played fast and loose with data and research ethics, got into vicious fights and even took drugs just to get ahead. Making the most brilliant discoveries, and bringing them to the world's attention, often requires more than a little anarchy...

Michael Brooks, who holds a PhD in quantum physics, is an author, journalist and broadcaster. He is a consultant at New Scientist, a magazine with over three quarters of a million readers worldwide, has a weekly column for the New Statesman and is a Huffington Post UKblogger. He is the author of Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science and the bestselling non-fiction title 13 Things That Don't Make Sense.

His writing has also appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, the Observer, the Times Higher Education, the Philadelphia Inquirer and many other newspapers and magazines. He has lectured at various places, including New York University, The American Museum of Natural History and Cambridge University.

'Michael Brooks is the canniest science writer around. He writes, above all, with attitude.'  The Independent