Published books

Jim is a prominent author who has written 14 books on popular science and the history of science, between them translated into twenty-six languages. One of his latest books, ‘The World According to Physics’, was shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize.

Academic work

Jim is a theoretical physicist at the University of Surrey where he holds a Distinguished Chair in physics as well as a university chair in the public engagement in science. In 2018, he helped establish at Surrey the world’s first doctoral training centre in quantum biology and, in 2020, set up a new Quantum Foundations Centre.

The Joy of Science

First published April, 2022

Today’s world is unpredictable and full of contradictions, and navigating its complexities while trying to make the best decisions is far from easy. The Joy of Science presents 8 short lessons on how to unlock the clarity, empowerment, and joy of thinking and living a little more scientifically.

Upcoming events

Jim does not have any public events for the remainder of 2021, but will be resuming next year, particularly with events surrounding his latest book that is published in April.