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Affiliate, School of Mathematics, Monash University

My fields of research are general relativity theory and history of mathematics. I'm a former lecturer at Monash, and I've published three books of popular science/history: "Einstein's Heroes: Imagining the World through the Language of Mathematics", "Seduced by Logic: Emilie du Châtelet, Mary Somerville and the Newtonian Revolution", and "Young Einstein and the Story of E=mc^2". My latest book, "Thomas Harriot: A Life in Science", is due out in May 2019.


  • –present
    Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University


  • 1991 
    Monash, PhD/Applied Mathematics (general relativity)