Michael Brooks is a journalist and author. He holds a PhD in Quantum Physics and is a consultant at New Scientist, a weekly magazine with over three quarters of a million readers worldwide. He is currently co-writing a major TV series for Discovery Channel that will explore the known universe through the eyes and imagination of Professor Stephen Hawking.
Until August 2006, Brooks was a senior features editor at New Scientist, co-ordinating, writing or editing many of the magazine’s major feature projects. His writing has also appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, the Observer, and the Times Higher Educational Supplement.
Michael Brooks author of the novel, Entanglement, a thriller about quantum physics, published by Random House Australia in 2007. He is also the author of 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense’, published by Profile Books in the UK and Doubleday Books in the US and Canada in 2008.
He co-scripted and appeared in a 2003 Channel 4/TLC documentary on time travel (“The World’s First Time Machine”), has been a speaker and debate chair at the Brighton Science Festival, and has lectured at Cambridge University on issues of science, religion and journalism.
Science and Religion Publications:
Brooks, M, (2006) ‘In place of God: Can secular science ever oust religious belief-and should it even try?‘, New Scientist, 20 Nov 2006.