Simon Singh is a British scientist, TV presenter, and journalist. Having earned a PhD in particle physics at Cambridge, and following time working at CERN, Singh moved the BBC where he helped direct numerous scientific documentaries. He has also written multiple books about maths and cryptography, along with The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, which explores the maths hidden in The Simpsons.
Throughout his life Simon Singh has worked to try and make science more presentable for the general public, often touring and giving lectures both around the UK, and around the world. He is also involved in the skeptic movement, and has been highly critical of homeopathy and pseudoscience, leading to a court case against him by the British Chiropractic Association, which he won after two years.
On Monday March 6th Simon Singh came to La Châtaigneraie and gave delivered a lecture to us, as well has answering questions in a Q&A session.