Also writes as Dr Ben Still
Young adults' author, Author of books for adults
After dinner speaking
The best way to contact me is via e-mail at drbenstillgmail.comAwards:
Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics 2015
Institute of Physics, Physics Communicators Award 2012
IOP High Energy Particle Physics Group, Science in Society Prize 2012Audiences:
11-13 (Key stage 3), 14-16 (Key stage 4), 11-16 (Key stages 3 and 4), 6th Form and college
As well as two popular science books I have also written science news stories for the Guardian and Nature as well as a number of online science news websites. I have also acted as a consultant to TV media on science documentaries and have been in front of the camera a couple of times.
I have a long history of delivery exciting and challenging science talks at many institutions including the Institute of Physics, Royal Society, Science Museum and Royal Institute. I have engaged audiences across a wide age range from year 4 to university of the second age students. I have also delivered enrichment talks aboard cruise ships and at corporate events. Some of my talks have a historical narritive while others use play (LEGO especially!) or everyday analogy explanations. I have also worked with a number of artists to develop works of art and workshops which explain physics through art.
I am a qualified teacher with experience teaching KS3-5 in physics and KS3-4 across all three sciences with fantastic GCSE results and outstanding comments from inspections.
After 8 years in academic research in the field of particle physics and as an award winning science communicator my areas of expertise as a speaker lie across science in general and the scientific method. Specfic talks of interest include:
- Build a LEGO Universe: telling the scientific creation story of the universe through LEGO play
- The Secret Life of the Periodic Table: Amazing stories from the periodic table of the elements.
- Quantum Bizzare: The strange world of quantum physics explained.
- How to Find A Higgs: the discovery of the Higgs Boson (Nobel Prize 2013)
- Ghost Particles: The story of Neutrinos (Nobel Prize and Breakthrough Prize 2015)
- Quantum Computing: and how our world will be changed by it.
I offer workshops for GCSE and A-Level students which cover radioactivity and particle physics using LEGO. Students build models following construction rules which mirror the fundametal forces and the laws of nature.
I am willing to visit most of London as far as zone 3 but will consider further journey's. I am also willing to travel abroad to deliver talks.
I am always interested in comissions for science writing for educational purposes but also historical science writing too. Payment for any work would be negotiated on a individual case by case basis.
For more information please see my LinkedIn profile or my website.
Oh... and I am embarassingly on an Institute of Physics careers poster which you may have seen.
After writing news articles and designing classroom teaching material I began writing books in late 2014. I have written two books since then and am working on my third, due for release in early 2017.
| ||The Secret Life of the Periodic Table (isbn:978-1844038855)|
The Secret Life of the Periodic Table gives a fascinating insight into the discovery and use of all 118 elements. It uncovers incredible stories of how Mendeleev's table was formulated and the individual elements found.
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| ||Brains Explains Quantum Physics (isbn:978-1844038299)|
To mark the 50th anniversary of the FABulous Thunderbirds TV show ITV studios commissioned a series of three books. I was chosen to author a book covering quantum physics for an adult audience. Through historical story, analogies, and quotes from Bra
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Institute of Physics, Society of Authors, Royal Society, Royal Institute, National Union of Teachers
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Science and Technology
Non fiction for adults, Non fiction for children
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