About the Author
Martin Redfern is a senior producer in the BBC Radio Science Unit, where he has worked for most of the last 25 years. He joined the BBC as a studio manager after graduating from University College, London, where he studied geology. He has spent time as a science producer in BBC TV and as science news editor for BBC World Service. Most of his work now is on science feature programs for Radio 4 and World Service, where he enjoys pushing the boundaries of science. In 2005, he won the Science Writers’ Award from the Association of British Science Writers for “the best scripted/edited radio program on a science subject.” He has also written extensively on science for magazines and newspapers and, more recently, popular science books.