Sunday, 21 December 2008
Dr Simon Singh OBE is a British author, journalist and TV producer who specialises in maths and science. His written works include Fermat's Last Theorem, The Code Book and Big Bang. He has also produced documentaries for TV to accompany his books. He has won a BAFTA for his documentary on Fermat's Last Theorem and this was also nominated for an Emmy Award in the USA. He has obtained a degree in physics from the Imperial College London and a PhD from Emmanuel College, Cambridge University. His latest book published in 2008 was Trick Or Treatment?: Alternative Medicine On Trial,in which he discusses alternative medicine. He worked on the BBC TV science programme Tomorrow's World for five years. His book Fermat's Last Theorem was also the first mathematical book to be a UK no.1 bestseller.