Jim Al-Khalili

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Jim Al-Khalili
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Jim Al-Khalili in Londen, Julie 2018
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Jameel Sadik Al-Khalili

20 September 1962 (1962-09-20) (59 jaar oud)
Baghdad, Irakse Republiek (1958–68)
NasionaliteitGroot-Brittanje

Jameel Sadik "Jim" Al-Khalili (Arabies: جيم الخليلي) (gebore op 20 September 1962) is 'n Britse teoretiese fisikus, skrywer en uitsaaier. Hy is professor van teoretiese fisika aan die Universiteit van Surrey. Hy is 'n gereelde uitsaaier en aanbieder van wetenskaplike programme op BBC radio en televisie en lewer dikwels kommentaar oor wetenskaplike aangeleenthede in ander Britse media.

In 2014 is Al-Khalili benoem as 'n RISE ("Recognising Inspirational Scientists and Engineers") leier deur die VK se "Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council".[1] Hy was tussen Januarie 2013 en Januarie 2016 president van die British Humanist Association.[2][3]

Publikasies[wysig | wysig bron]

Sy gepubliseerde boeke sluit in:

  • Al-Khalili, Jim (1999). Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines.
  • Nucleus: A Trip into the Heart of Matter (2001) (mede-outeur)
  • Al-Khalili, Jim (2004). Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed.
  • The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance (2010)
    • a.k.a. The House of Wisdom: The Flourishing of a Glorious Civilisation and the Golden Age of Arabic Science
    • a.k.a. Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science[4]
  • Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Science (2012)[5]
  • Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology (2014) (mede-outeur)
  • Al-Khalili, Jim (26 Januarie 2017). Quantum Mechanics. illus. Jeff Cummins & Dan Newman. Londen: Ladybird Books. ISBN 978-0-7181-8627-2.
  • Al-Khalili, Jim (7 Februarie 2019). Gravity. illus. Jeff Cummins. Londen: Ladybird Books. ISBN 978-0-7181-8903-7.
  • Al-Khalili, Jim (10 Maart 2020). The World According to Physics. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0691182308.
As redakteur
  • The Euroschool Lectures on Physics with Exotic Beams, Vol. I (Lecture Notes in Physics) (2004)
  • The Euroschool Lectures on Physics with Exotic Beams, Vol. II (Lecture Notes in Physics) (2006)
  • The Euroschool Lectures on Physics with Exotic Beams, Vol. III (Lecture Notes in Physics) (2008)
As konsultant-redakteur

Sy essays en ander bydrae sluit in:

  • The Collins Encyclopedia of the Universe (2001)
  • Scattering and Inverse Scattering in Pure and Applied Science (2001)
  • Quantum Aspects of Life (2008)
  • 30-second Theories: The 50 Most Thought-provoking Theories in Science (2009)
Fiksie

Jim Al-Khalili het tot op datum een wetenskapfiksie roman geskryf:

Verwysings[wysig | wysig bron]

  1. "RISE Awards Announced". EPSRC. 31 Maart 2014. Besoek op 8 April 2014.
  2. "Jim Al-Khalili named President-elect of British Humanist Association". British Humanist Association. 14 Desember 2012. Besoek op 2 November 2013.
  3. Lesing op Alan Turing van die Universiteit van Edinburgh se YouTube kanaal. Geplaas op 4 Junie 2012. Besoek op 28 April 2017.
  4. Hernoem om verwarring te voorkom met The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization deur Jonathan Lyons.
  5. Heck, Peter (Junie 2013). "On Books". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37 (6): 108–111. Review of Paradox.