About the Author

About Laurie

Hello! I’m Laurie.
I’m a physicist who started this blog whilst working at the National Physical Laboratory in London. My pet topic is thermoelectric energy harvesting and I have a background in the space industry. I recently emerged from the lab to develop my science communication, writing and media skills. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the learning process so far! Scarily enough, I’m now writing my first popular science book, titled “Science and the City“, which you lovely people will be able to read from September 2016.
Other stuff: Irish, living in London but dreaming of the many other cities I’d like to live in. Lover of LEGO, talking and chocolate.
So, why start a blog? Two reasons:
(1) I want to help people to see that science is not just for scientists. We all have a duty to question scientific research and technological advances – they impact on our lives on a daily basis. I know science can seem scary, but I’m happy to hold your hand on the journey!
(2) I love writing. I am a very busy person, but when I write, I feel like I’m breathing for the first time. It’s taken me a long time to realise that this is what I should be doing, and I’m not stopping any time soon!
So here it is, my blog. I can’t promise anything more than my random musings on everyday life, with more than a little bit of science thrown in for good measure. Hope you like it 🙂
PS: If you need to contact me, best to get me on email laurie.winkless@gmail.com or on Twitter @laurie_winkless

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