Jim al-Khalili: “You can’t just give people the facts”
Jim al-Khalili is recovering from Covid; luckily, he’s fully vaccinated and wasn’t hit too hard. A professor of theoretical physics at Surrey, and one of our best science communicators, al-Khalili is proud of his profession’s role during the pandemic. Covid showed us “just how important it is for people to be scientifically literate enough to know why they should get the vaccine, why they should be wearing a mask, why ventilation is important.”
His own specialism helped us communicate in lockdown. “Without quantum mechanics,” he tells me, “I wouldn’t be talking to you over Zoom, right. Because we…
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