“I loved physics. Through physics, you could understand how the universe worked.”
A trained PhD physicist, Simon realized that he felt most fulfilled getting other people as excited about science as he’d always been. He’s made films and written books and indeed gotten lots and lots of folks excited about science.
Almost by accident, Simon noticed that there were many, many math jokes embedded in “The Simpsons.” After a little research, he found out why Homer is such a closet mathematician.
D’oh = mc²
It All Started with a Big Bang
Religion and Science Shake Hands
About Simon Singh
Simon Singh completed a PhD degree in particle physics at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and at CERN, Geneva. Then because he wasn’t quite accomplished enough and wanted to show he could conquer yet another field, he started producing award-winning science documentaries and writing award-winning science books. He is one of our greatest science communicators. In 2003, he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to science, technology and engineering in education and science communication.