David Bodanis lectured at the University of Oxford for many years, where he designed and taught the university's main survey of social studies, entitled 'An Intellectual Tool-Kit'. A frequent adviser to Shell's scenario unit on long-term technological trends, David has also worked on innovation and scenarios with BMW's Innovation Unit, Accenture, General Motors, Pfizer, and many other firms. His book 'E=mc2', led us through the world's most famous equation, and his previous bestseller, 'The Secret House', has recently been reissued. Now, with Electric Universe, he illuminates the wondrous yet invisible force that permeates our universe and introduces us to the virtuoso scientists who plumbed its secrets.
Science writer David Bodanis made his debut on the show, sharing stories about the development of electricity and the virtuoso scientists who plumbed its secrets. In the early 1800s, he said, Michael Faraday figured out how to harness electricity that could eventually power motors and generators. Later an American inventor named Joseph Henry developed a telegraph system that was then stolen... More »