Once a physicist: index

  • Olaf Olafsson, August 2012
    Olaf Olafsson is the executive vice-president for international and corporate strategy at Time Warner. His fourth novel, Restoration, was published in February
  • Crispin Duenas, July 2012
    Crispin Duenas is a member of Canada's Olympic archery team
  • Anne Scowcroft Rodgers, June 2012
    Anne Scowcroft Rodgers is a potter who runs her own small firm, Alsager Pottery, from her home near Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
  • Leonor Sierra, May 2012
    Leonor Sierra is international science and policy manager at the London-based charity Sense About Science, which aims to help people make sense of scientific and medical claims.
  • Brad Trost, April 2012
    Brad Trost is the Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Humboldt, Canada. Before entering politics, he worked as an exploration geophysicist
  • Craig Breslow, February 2012
    Craig Breslow is a US professional baseball player who has pitched for five Major League teams, including the Minnesota Twins and Oakland Athletics
  • John Fulljames, January 2012
    John Fulljames is the associate director of opera at the Royal Opera House in London
  • Martijn van Calmthout, December 2011
    Martijn van Calmthout is the chief science editor at the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, based in Amsterdam
  • Hannu Rajaniemi, November 2011
    Hannu Rajaniemi is an Edinburgh-based science-fiction writer whose first novel, The Quantum Thief, is published by Gollancz in paperback this month
  • Bart Larson, September 2011
    Bart Larson is the co-owner and operator of the Mt. Begbie Brewing Company in Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jimmy Bartolotta, August 2011
    Jimmy Bartolotta is a basketball player who studied physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has played professionally in Italy and Iceland
  • The Invisible Physicist, July 2011
    To coincide with this issue on invisibility, this month's column profiles an "invisible physicist"
  • Paul Friedlander, June 2011
    Paul Friedlander is a London-based light sculptor and scientific artist
  • Andy Love, May 2011
    Andy Love is the Member of Parliament for Edmonton, UK
  • Rob Cook, April 2011
    Rob Cook is vice-president of advanced technology at Pixar Animation Studios
  • Ene Ergma, February 2011
    Ene Ergma has served as the Speaker of Estonia's parliament, the Riigikogu, since 2007
  • Roshan Rivetna, January 2011
    Roshan Rivetna is a Zoroastrian matchmaker and former editor of FEZANA Journal, the official publication of the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America
  • Phil Bredesen, December 2010
    Democrat Phil Bredesen has served as Governor of Tennessee since 2002
  • David Rosenthal, November 2010
    David Rosenthal is an artist based in Cordova, Alaska, who specializes in painting and drawing Arctic and Antarctic landscapes
  • John Hemming, October 2010
    John Hemming is the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley, UK
  • Liv Boeree, September 2010
    Liv Boeree is a professional poker player and winner of the 2010 European Poker Tour
  • John Gottman, August 2010
    John Gottman is a psychologist who specializes in the study of relationships
  • Jean Boulton, July 2010
    Jean Boulton is a visiting fellow, specializing in complexity theory, at Cranfield and Bristol business schools
  • Marianne Dyson, June 2010
    Marianne Dyson is a freelance writer and former NASA flight controller
  • Fausto Morales, May 2010
    Puzzle-games designer Fausto Morales describes his career as "a nomadic adventure in pursuit of interesting problems"
  • B S Prakash, April 2010
    B S Prakash is India's ambassador to Brazil
  • Amira Sa'id, March 2010
    Amira Sa'id is a professional belly-dancer
  • David Roy, February 2010
    David Roy is a sculptor who produces spring-driven moving artworks through his company Wood That Works
  • Tom Wanne, January 2010
    Tom Wanne is the chief executive officer of a saxophone-mouthpiece manufacturer, Theo Wanne Classic Mouthpieces
  • Steve MacLean, December 2009
    Astronaut Steve MacLean is president of the Canadian Space Agency
  • Elspeth Drayson, November 2009
    The co-owner and administrator of Drayson Racing, a Le Mans Series motor-racing team
  • Kathryn Jackson, October 2009
    The senior vice president and chief technology officer at Westinghouse Electric Company
  • Subramaniam Ramadorai, September 2009
    The chief executive of Tata Consultancy Services
  • Conrad C Lautenbacher Jr, August 2009
    Retired US Navy Vice Admiral Conrad C Lautenbacher Jr served as the administrator of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from 2001 to 2008
  • Bruce McWilliams, July 2009
    Life at the top of a semiconductor company
  • Scott Russell Sanders, June 2009
    The essayist and English professor with his roots in physics
  • Nick Horvath, May 2009
    From physics to professional basketball
  • Vijay Iyer, April 2009
    From physics to acclaimed jazz musician
  • David Florence, March 2009
    The Nottingham University graduate who won a silver medal in canoeing at the Beijing Olympics
  • Zhengrong Shi, February 2009
    From laser physics to solar power: the founder and chief executive of Suntech Power
  • Christine Rice, January 2009
    How a physics degree at Oxford led to a career in opera
  • Ali Parsa, December 2008
    The managing partner of Circle private-healthcare partnership
  • Subhankar Banerjee, October 2008
    From physics to Arctic photography
  • Theo Jansen, October 2008
    The Dutch artist who makes “living” beach sculptures that can move
  • Umberto Guidoni, September 2008
    Umberto Guidoni is a former astronaut and a member of the European Parliament, belonging to the Party of Italian Communists
  • Al Powell, August 2008
    A life in mountain running
  • Frank Reed, July 2008
    The creator of innovative desktop map software on making history come to life
  • Once a physicist:Eddie Morland, May 2008
    The journey from British Rail to head of the UK's Heath and Safety Laboratory
  • Ian Leigh, May 2008
    From the National Physical Laboratory to director of Postwatch
  • Kris Gopalakrishnan, April 2008
    An interview with the chief executive of Indian-based IT giant Infosys
  • Salvator Roberto Amendolia, February 2008
    The science attaché to the Italian Embassy in London
  • Chris Rapley, February 2008
    The new boss of London’s Science Museum on solar flares, climate change and communicating with the public
  • Tony Hey, January 2008
    Microsoft's vice president for external research explains what he does
  • Alastair Reynolds, December 2007
    The jump from space science to science fiction
  • Fred Kavli, November 2007
    A generous mind
  • Ray Bowden, October 2007
    The City financier with a taste for wine
  • Chandrika Nath, September 2007
    From particle physics to science advisor
  • Sergi Jordà , August 2007
    The inventor of the 3D display industry
  • Lenny Lipton, July 2007
    The inventor of the 3D display industry
  • Walter Ray Williams Jr, June 2007
    Statistics separates strikes from spares
  • Burnaby Q Orbax, May 2007
    Fire balls inspired the study of physics
  • Mike Long, April 2007
    Speechwriter and newspaper columnist based in Washington DC
  • Elon Musk, March 2007
    Internet entrepreneur sets his sights on space
  • Randall Munroe, February 2007
    Cartoonist ponders the physics of humour

last edited: October 01, 2012