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TEDxSalford - Jim Al-Khalili - Quantum Life: How Physics Can Revolutionise Biology

Jim Al-Khalili is a professor of physics, author and broadcaster based at the University of Surrey where he holds a chair in the Public Engagement in Science. He is active as a science communicator and has written a number of popular science books, between them translated into over twenty languages. He is a regular presenter of TV science documentaries, including the Bafta nominated Chemistry: A Volatile History, and presents the weekly Radio 4 programme, The Life Scientific. He is a recipient of the Royal Society Michael Faraday medal and the Institute of Physics Kelvin Medal. He has also presented Atom, a three-part series for BBC Four, The Secret Life of Chaos, and Science and Islam, covering the leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries. He's also a regular on Radio 4 and on the BBC's Horizon programme. Credits: Camerawork: Nathan Rae & Team - Post production: Elliott Wragg - Audio restoration : Jorge Polvorinos - Head of IT and Design Vlad Victor Jiman -

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“I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it. Because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.” 

— Nadia Comaneci

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