Saturday Science is the result of the offbeat and creative experimentation of scientist Neil A. Downie. His passion for creating things in his back garden or shed that demonstrate the wonders of science have resulted in numerous interesting and exciting projects that you can try at home. Bursting with humour, knowledge and fascination with the natural world, Saturday Science offers something for everyone, regardless of age or level of learning.
Neil Downie is an accomplished physicist and science writer. He worked at the British Gas Research Unit in Solihull and then, after studying at Merton College Oxford with a scholarship, he went on to work in Hamburg, where as well as playing accordion for a Scottish dance club he also helped to discover the gluon, the sub-atomic particle which glues the quarks together.