I have studied the laws of physics for most of my life, pushing back the boundaries of knowledge and striving to understand how the Universe works. In the process, I have discovered a vast superbubble within our Galaxy, found the signal from the Galactic Halo and joined up several different ideas relating to Galactic evolution.
While it is an immense privilege to work at the cutting edge of science, it can be a lonely experience. If you’re a researcher in a small field, there aren’t many people out there who understand what you’re trying to do. This sense of isolation is familiar to students who don’t understand a school lesson, but are too embarrassed to ask, and to their science teachers, 81% of whom are not experts in their field, making the task of teaching the subject daunting to say the least.
For all of us under pressure to get results and pass exams, it is easy to get lost in the details, and to forget why science has captivated the human mind since time immemorial. It’s easy to teach to test, restricting ourselves to the bare bones of a syllabus, boring our students and ourselves in the process.
I have set up this website to ensure that we don’t lose sight of the wonder of science. Here, we can learn together about the achievements of the past and the challenges of the future.
Welcome, friends, to Science Inspired.