Jim Al Khalili Facts

Jim Al Khalili Facts
Jameel Sadik "Jim" Al-Kahlili OBE (September 20, 1962) is a British theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster. He is Professor Theoretical Physics and Chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey.
Interesting Jim Al Khalili Facts:
Al-Kahlili was born in Baghdad, Iraq to an Iraqi father and a British mother.
He graduated with a B.S. in Science from the University of Surrey in 1986 and received his PhD in nuclear reaction theory in 1989.
In 1989 he received a Science and Engineering Research Council postdoctoral fellowship to the University College, London.
In 1991 he returned to Surrey and in 1994 he received an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Advanced Research Fellowship.
He is was elected to Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey in 2001.
In 2003 he was elected to the Council of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
He is recognized as a leading expert on mathematical models of atomic nuclei and has published many articles in that field.
His primary research has been in the area of few-body quantum scattering methods to study nuclear structure.
He pioneered the application of few-body Glauber methods in nuclear scattering and is currently studying light nuclei using electromagnetic probes.
He collaborates with other nuclear scientists in Europe, the US and Canada in research on exotic nuclear beams.
In October 2006 he was elected to the new Chair in the Public Engagement in Science in recognition of his efforts of public education in the field of science.
His books include Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines (1999), Nucleus: A Trip into the Heart of Matter (2001). Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed (2004) and Paradox: The Nine greatest Enigmas in Science (2012).
From 2008 to 2011 he was Vice President of the British Science Association.
In 2007 he received the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize for science communication and was elected an Honorary Fellow of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and in 2000 received the Institute's Public Awareness of Physics Award.


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