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Maggie has led projects making anything from land mine detectors to satellite sub-systems that measure variables like wind speed to improve our knowledge of climate change. In presentations the Sky At Night expert talks about exploring space with missions like Rosetta, and how we live in a galaxy with 200 billion stars. Maggie believes that with 100 billion galaxies in the universe, there must be life out there – simply as a matter of probability.

As well as being a respected science communicator Jim is an active researcher specialising in theoretical nuclear physics and quantum biology. An acclaimed science writer and a regular on TV and radio, his presentations consider anything from the case for nuclear power plants to the weirdness of the quantum world, prospects for time travel, the creation of life, and Medieval Arabic science.

Originally an electronics engineer specialising in computing, Kate began her broadcast career on Tomorrow’s World. She has worked on programmes for the Open University, 5Live and ITV. Kate is a Patron of WISE – Women into Science, Engineering and Construction and was awarded a UKRC Women of Outstanding Achievement Award for her work in communicating science, engineering and technology.

Wearing his business hat the former Shell scenario expert uses past precedents to explain the nature of innovation, looking at everything from transport and energy to technology and climate change. In a different vein, his new book examines the Ten Commandments in their true historical context. Rather than harshly imposed laws, the ten ‘devarim’ were a pioneering set of guiding principles to help a diverse community treat its members fairly.

Brian brings scientific discovery to life for millions; he is also a leading physicist, recreating the conditions 1/000000000th of a second after Big Bang “to confirm the universe’s underlying simplicity.” With breathtaking images, Brian shows how science shocks and excites our imagination. He also sets out the case for co-ordinated investment in science as key to job creation and growth.

Ara Darzi is a world-renowned surgeon and head of Imperial College’s research team. They use scientific and engineering disciplines to make breakthroughs in medical image computing, minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery. Professor Darzi believes that the time is coming when preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services must be designed to individuals’ specific biomarkers. He considers the consequences, for providers and patients themselves.

Marcus is the author of The Music of the Primes, the bestselling maths book, and the presenter of The Code, The Story of Maths, and with Dara OBriain The School of Hard Sums. He looks at the maths that underpins the everyday world, from the internet, data analysis and communications to more surprising areas like sport and art.

Kevin is both astrophysicist, medical specialist and a natural storyteller. After working with NASA he specialised in lessons from the effects of extremes on human physiology. He is also part of hospital Emergency Response and Major Incident Planning, as well as an air ambulance Emergency Doctor. All of this provides a unique insight into how we all cope with risk and making decisions under pressure, as well as teamwork. He’s published Extremes – probing the limits of the human body, and presented science programmes covering everything from travelling to Mars to the Klondike gold rush.

One of the world’s leading authorities in neuroscience, Susan Greenfield is a scientist, academic, writer and broadcaster who considers how the brain works and how it’s changing. As well as leading research into Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, she writes and speaks about the potentially damaging effects to the brain of technology and living our lives online.

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