Dr Philip Ball

On the most beautiful experiments in Chemistry
He is one of Britain’s most highly-regarded and thoughtful science-writers. He took a Phd in thermodynamics, but his remarkable career goes back further, to a degree in Chemistry at Oxford University. He’s written extensively on molecular structures in nature, including his book H2O: A biography of water, which looks at a range of questions including why hydrogen and oxygen came to combine after the Big Bang, why water freezes from the top down, why snowflakes have six points and why water covers two thirds of our planet.