Michael is a science writer and author and is currently news editor of Physics World magazine. He is based in Bristol, UK.

Michael’s first book — The Secret Science of Baby — was published on 6 December 2022 and looks into the fascinating, and surprising, physics behind conception, pregnancy and babyhood.

Over the past decade, Michael has covered the latest breakthroughs in physics. As well as Physics World, he has written for Nature, BBC Focus and Science Uncovered as well as appeared on BBC Radio 4.

Michael has a PhD in condensed-matter physics from the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics in Stuttgart, Germany.