Professor of Molecular Genetics, University of Surrey
Johnjoe McFadden is professor of molecular genetics and Director of the Quantum Biology Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Surrey in the UK. His books include Quantum Evolution (2011); Human Nature: Fact and Fiction (2006); Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology (2014), co-authored with Jim Al-Khalili; and Life Is Simple: How Occam’s Razor Set Science Free And Unlocked the Universe (2021).
Why simplicity works
Does the existence of a multiverse hold the key for why nature’s laws seem so simple?
Consciousness and altered states
Instead of a code encrypted in the wiring of our neurons, could consciousness reside in the brain’s electromagnetic field?
Life is quantum
Weird quantum effects are so delicate it seems they could only happen in a lab. How on Earth can life depend on them?