Where Did the Universe Come From? and Other Cosmic Questions is a book I wrote with my academic colleague and friend Geraint Lewis. Geraint is a gifted scientific communicator and, if you aren’t already from Wales, you’ll love his Welsh accent. Geraint is also an astrophysicist, whereas I am a quantum physicist. In the worldContinue reading “Where did the universe come from? And other cosmic questions!”
341g of stored carbon I’ve written about over on Medium: https://medium.com/@csferrie/climate-change-for-babies-29081430ad0e.
When I started writing children’s books, they were for my own children. Since I never stop singing the praises of science, I wasn’t much concerned about how scientifically literate they would be. But how am I doing outside my own family? I don’t know! That’s where you come it 😁
Ahhhhh! Summer in Australia. Why did I not know about you sooner? Eureka! I’ve been working on a card game on and off for the past few months. Partly as an experiment and partly out of laziness, I decided to “give it away for free”. In practice, this was more work than I expected. ForContinue reading “Journal | December 2018”
Someone told me we need another child so we can cover all 7 colours of the rainbow. As they say in Australia: yeah, nah 😁 Eureka! The big aha! moment was seeing how much school children love YouTube stars. OK, maybe I should say “stars”. And by “stars” I mean people that have at leastContinue reading “Journal | November 2018”
You can’t prove 1 is, or is not, prime. You have the freedom to choose whether to include 1 as a prime or not and this choice is either guided by convenience or credulity.
Wow. It doesn’t take long for a blog to get neglected, does it? Let’s make an easy transition back in and start with a listicle. Here I am going list 5 books that we like which are suited to the 3–6 age range and encourage abstract thinking. This won’t be your typical reading experience. ThereContinue reading “5 Picture Books that Encourage Abstract Thinking”
The picture of the world presented in children’s books today is a baby boomer’s fairy tale.
Quantum Physics for Babies. Some find it hard to believe. But it is indeed a real book, and other books which introduce abstract scientific concepts to young minds have followed. It’s a quirky idea and I’ve told the story about how it all came about before. And people do love the quirkiness, but the honeymoonContinue reading “Let kids be kids”
This talk was given at the University of Sydney School of Physics Colloquium 19 June 2017.