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Michael Brooks, who holds a PhD in quantum physics, is a science author, journalist and broadcaster with more than two decades’ experience.

He is a consultant writer at New Scientist magazine. He is the author of numerous books, including The Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook; Hollywood Wants to Kill You; Science(ish); At The Edge of Uncertainty; The Secret Anarchy of Science; The Big Questions in Physics; Entanglement; 13 Things That Don't Make Sense and Quantum Computing and Communications. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.


His speaking experience includes a sell-out talk at the Hay Festival and appearances at the Edinburgh Festival; the Cheltenham Literature Festival; the Shanghai Literature Festival; the Sunday Times Festival of Education and lectures at New York University (to the Masters in Science Journalism students), the American Museum of Natural History, Cambridge University, Kansas State University and the Singapore Science Centre, as well as a number of science festivals. He has given invited TEDx talks, carried out science journalism training for the British Council and is a regular event speaker on the UK entertainment circuit.

Brooks has made several appearances on BBC2’s Newsnight and BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme; the Fox Business Network in the US; Canada’s TVO; Channel 4, More 4, BBC Radio 2, Radio 3 and Radio 5 Live.

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