Roger Highfield: 80 per cent executive at the Science Museum Group / 20 per cent author, journalist and broadcaster. Views expressed here are 100 per cent his own.
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Here are a few of my latest articles. There are more in my archive.
Coronavirus: the spike
Many COVID-19 drugs, vaccines and tests depend on ‘the spike’. Roger Highfield, Science Director, describes why it is now the most important protein on the planet.
From digital hype to analogue reality: Universal simulation beyond the quantum and exascale eras
Beyond the quantum and exascale computer eras, the future of simulation will rely more on analogue computing than has hitherto been expected, say Roger Highfield and Peter Coveney
Coronavirus: should we infect young people with COVID-19?
Britain is planning the first human ‘challenge studies’, where people are deliberately infected with SARS-CoV-2. Roger Highfield, Science Director, explores the risks and benefits.
Lockdowns have been introduced in the wake of computer predictions about the pandemic. Roger Highfield, Science Director, looks at one of most advanced COVID-19 models
Follow the theory to halt Covid-19
Politicians need to show more trust in the scientific method, says Roger Highfield
Roger Highfield talks to Zsiros László Róbert for an event organised with the British Council in Hungary
How UK Medical Science makes the World Healthier
With the launch of the Decade of Health campaign, Roger Highfield, Science Director, highlights a few of the many ways the UK has helped the world live longer, happier lives.
When cancer is an inspiration
Roger Highfield, Science Director, helped judge the annual Max Perutz Science Writing Award, which this year was dominated by entries about cancer
Architecture of the Invisible
Science Director Roger Highfield describes an event with the distinguished chemist Sir John Meurig Thomas to celebrate the UK’s pioneering role in using X-rays to understand living things.