Prof. Jim Al-Khalili - 'Is Life Quantum Mechanical?'

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As a central part of Headington School’s Year of STEM we are pleased to be hosting a keynote lecture from Professor Jim Al-Khalili, world leading scientist, author and broadcaster. Professor Al-Khalili will be giving us an insight into the amazing realm of quantum biology, where quantum mechanics meets our macroscopic living world.

As well has being a respected academic in the field of theoretical physics and atomic modelling, Jim has presented the BAFTA-nominated Chemistry: A volatile history for the BBC, and is passionate about making science more accessible and interesting to the public. He appears regularly on TV and radio, presenting and contributing to science programmes on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 including Tomorrow’s World, The Riddle of Einstein's Brain, Genius of Britain, and Bang Goes the Theory. Jim has also presented Atom, a three-part series for BBC Four, The Secret Life of Chaos, Order and Disorder, and Science and Islam. He has fronted programmes on CERN’s search for the Higgs boson and the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant. He’s also a regular on the BBC’s Horizon programme, and also on Radio 4 where he interviews the world’s leading scientific names in The Life Scientific, is a frequent guest on In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg. Jim is the author of several books including many aimed at increasing scientific understanding and answer common, if complex, questions. His titles including Aliens: Science Asks: Is There Anyone Out There?, Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics, Quantum: A Guide ForThe Perplexed, and Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines.

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