Non-fiction

Articles and essays:

My hybrid essay Alternative Geometries about Valentina Tereshkova, Lise Meitner and my grandmother is in Litro.

My flash essay ‘Q is for Quasar’ is in the March 2020 issue of Mslexia

An essay I wrote about my application for German citizenship was published in the Scottish Review of Books.

My essay ‘A random walk between Germany and Scotland’ is included in the anthology A Place They Called Home, published by Berlinica.

My essay about European astronomers working in Chile during the Pinochet regime was first published in the New York Times and included in the Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014 anthology.

My article in the Independent explores the link between literature and Einstein’s general theory of relativity. I also wrote a Q&A for the Guardian on the same subject.

My article in The Scotsman is about my personal experiences of being an astronomer and how it feels to do this sort of work, standing on a mountaintop staring at the sky.

Book reviews:

I regularly review for the Times Literary Supplement and the BBC Sky at Night magazine as well as other publications:

‘Hidden Wyndham’ by Amy Binns in the TLS

‘Wonders of the Night Sky’ by Bob King in the Sky at Night

‘The Sunlight Pilgrims’ by Jenni Fagan in The Bottle Imp

‘The Emergence of the Fourth Dimension’ by Mark Blacklock in the TLS

‘Hidden Figures’ by Margot Lee Shetterly in the Sky at Night

‘The Ghost: A Cultural History’ by Susan Owens in the TLS

’15 Million Degrees: A Journey to the Heart of the Sun’ by Lucie Green in The Spectator

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