Physicist, writer and broadcaster
University College London
Dr Helen Czerski is a physicist, broadcaster, writer and bubble enthusiast. Her academic home is the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University College London, where she studies the physics of ocean bubbles, particularly the ones underneath breaking waves. She has been a regular science presenter on the BBC for ten years, fronting major series on the Earth’s atmosphere, the physics of animal sensing, the physics of the everyday world and much more. She is also a writer, with a regular science column for the Wall Street Journal, and the author of Storm in a Teacup.
Each of us has three life support systems: our own body, our planet, and the infrastructure of our civilisation. We are completely dependent on them, and these three systems all operate under...