Public engagement

Dr R Mike L Evans
Department of
Applied Mathematics

Publications for Public Engagement

Occasional series "The Big Questions" in BBC Sky At Night Magazine:

"What is spacetime?" pp75-78, November 2012

"How can space be curved?" pp77-80, December 2012

"Where was the Big Bang?" pp81-84, January 2013

"What is light?" pp66-69, July 2013

"Why do stars shine?" pp77-80, August 2013

"How does my telescope work?" pp71-74, September 2013

Book review: Mike Evans, "Meteorites, Ice and Antarctica by William A Cassidy", Contemporary Physics 53(6), 506-507 (2012). DOI:10.1080/00107514.2012.732968

Regular blogger for iopblog (pulished by the Institute of Physics):

"What do you do?", April 11, 2013

"The English patient", April 23, 2013

"Why Michael Gove's plan to fast-track soldiers into schools is worrying", June 18, 2013

"Universality", September 12, 2013

"Good old-fashioned technology", October 31, 2013

"What are exams for? On measuring ability and disability", February 28, 2014

"The value of idealized models", September 29, 2014

PhysicsBloke personal blog on all matter physical:

The reliable musings of a Physics Bloke

How the Aurora Borealis Saved the Civilized World

Black holes and the history game

An A-level eye-opener

Lord Kelvin's Thunderstorm


The Sky's the limit


In Focus

When I sawed through my telescope

Evolutionary games and altruism in the face of disaster (See news story.)