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.
Here are a few of my latest articles. There are more in my archive.
Dame Margaret Weston obituary
First female director of a national museum who broke new ground by taking cultural treasures to the entire country
Light-based quantum computer takes minutes to do a 2.5 billion year task
Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses the latest milestone in quantum computing with Prof Chao-Yang Lu
CORONAVIRUS: RNA TO THE RESCUE
The UK is the first country to give temporary authorisation to the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Dr Berkeley Phillips, UK Medical Director of Pfizer.
CORONAVIRUS: CAN AI SOLVE FUTURE PANDEMICS?
Roger Highfield talks to John Jumper, head of the DeepMind’s landmark ‘AlphaFold’ project, about what this means for the race to combat COVID-19.
Coronavirus: trials of the oxford vaccine
Details of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine are published today, showing encouraging efficacy and some puzzling features.
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