Most readers here will already know about Twitter, the site where we condense the everyday minutiae of our lives into 140 characters interspersed with pictures of cats, food, and cats eating food. If you don’t, where have you been? The spread of twitter throughout academia is quite pervasive. Seemingly every conference and meeting has terrifically […]
Paul Coxon is a physicist working in the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge as a postdoctoral research associate. He holds a PhD in silicon and carbon nanomaterials from Newcastle University, UK. His current research focuses on creating low-cost ultra-black silicon surfaces for antireflection coatings in solar cells. He is an active science communicator, regularly presenting talks on the science of materials to schools and the general public. He can be found on Twitter at @paulcoxon.