Great Explanations

By Mark Lorch

20 top scientists on the best things they ever learnt

Thursday, 9 September 2021

New Great Explanations contributors!

Announcing! More fabulous contributors to Great Explanations!

Dr Helen Czerski. Helen is a physicist, oceanographer, presenter, author and bubble enthusiast. She has presented several BBC 4 documentaries on and was one of three presenters of the 2020 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. Helen's book Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life received rave reviews from across the spectrum including the likes of Prof Jim Al-Khalili and comedian Marcus Brigstocke.

Andy Miah is Professor of Science Communication and Future Media at the University of Salford. His areas of expertise include drones, virtual/augmented reality, esports and the history of the Olympics. He regularly writes for media outlets, has published several books, and is a prolific contributor to social media. Check him out on tiktok, twitter, instagram and youtube

Dr Dean Burnett describes himself as a neuroscientist, author, blogger, occasional comedian and all-round ‘science guy’. he's got several best selling books under his belt, including 'Why Your Parents Are Driving You Up the Wall and What To Do About It' aimed at teenagers, and The Happy Brian, The Science of Where Happiness Comes From And Why

Matthew Cobb is Professor of Zoology at the University of Manchester. He is a prolific writer of popular science books including The Egg & Sperm Race: The Seventeenth-Century Scientists Who Unravelled the Secrets of Sex,  and The Idea of the Brain. Matthew regularly contributes to broadcast media including  BBC Radio 4's The Infinite Monkey Cage, The Life Scientific, and The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry.

Dr Kat Day is the author of the awarding winning blog The Chronicle Flask, she also acts as science consultant for popular science books, magazines, textbooks and workbooks. She is also the chemist behind the extremely popular Crash Course videos.

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