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Jim Baggott

Jim Baggott trained as a scientist, completing a doctorate in chemical physics at the University of Oxford in the early 1980s, before embarking on postdoctoral research studies at Oxford and at Stanford University, California. He has been writing about science, science history and philosophy for some 20 years, and has won awards for both scientific research and science writing. His books have been highly acclaimed and include A Beginners Guide to RealityAtomic: The First War of Physics and the Secret History of the Atom Bomb, The Quantum Story: A History in 40 MomentsHiggs: The Invention and Discovery of the ‘God Particle’Farewell to Reality: How Fairytale Physics Betrays the Search for Scientific Truth and Origins: The Scientific Story of Creation.