About Jim Al-Khalili

Jim Al-Khalili OBE is a professor of physics, author and broadcaster based at the University of Surrey where he also holds a chair in the Public Engagement in Science. His research interests lie in the fields of nuclear reaction theory and quantum biology. He is active as a science communicator and has written a number of popular science books, between them translated into over twenty languages.  He is a regular presenter of TV science documentaries, including the Bafta nominated Chemistry: A Volatile History, and presents the weekly Radio 4 programme, The Life Scientific. He is a recipient of the Royal Society Michael Faraday medal and the Institute of Physics Kelvin Medal. He is the current president of the British Humanist Association.

Quantum biology comes of age

On May 2, 2013

Fifteen years ago, a colleague of mine in the Molecular Biology Department at Surrey by the name of Johnjoe McFadden was brave enough to give a seminar on quantum mechanics to my Physics Department. He wanted to toss around an idea, which he proposed could explain a phenomenon known to take place in E. coli […]