Hi! I am a research economist at the Bank of England, a visiting scientist to the plasma physics group at Imperial College London, and a visitor at the Data Analytics for Finance and Macro Research Centre at King's College London.
I am passionate about making science and economics more accessible and more easily understandable. That passion has led me to write a book about nuclear
"How to Build a Star: The Science of Nuclear Fusion and the Quest to Harness Its Power". The book will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the Commonwealth (including the UK), by LEDA in the Czech Republic, and by Scribner in the US and rest of the world.
The book will be filled with the remarkable stories of the scientists who have dedicated their lives to achieving a seemingly impossible dream: to build a machine on Earth that recreates the source of the Sun's energy here on Earth. I'll be delving into the history of nuclear innovation, from splitting the atom to the rise of deadly nuclear weapons, and I'll be explaining how mastery of star power could provide essentially carbon free power for the planet for millions, or even billions, of years.
I am thrilled to be bringing this astonishing story to a wider audience. The quest for fusion is fascinating –
there are mysterious types of matter, giant lasers, secretive start-ups in warehouses, and the most powerful forces in the Universe. It’s a story well worth telling.
If you're interested in my outreach activities or my writing, please scroll down to the media section.
You can also find links to my research papers below. All views are my own.
Public talks and articles.
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