As Highfield reminds us, "wizard" actually means wise man - and wizardry and science were closely related fields before Newton. "The Science of Harry Potter" aims to shed light not only on Harry Potter's magical realm, but also on the magic that is taking place in labs and science classrooms in our own "muggle" world.
Roger Highfield was born in Wales, raised in north London and became the first person to bounce a neutron off a soap bubble. He has written seven books, edited two (by Craig Venter) sat on a few committees and was the science editor of The Daily Telegraph for two decades. Between 2008 and 2011 he was the Editor of New Scientist and today is the Director of External Affairs at the Science Museum Group. To find out more, or contact Roger, visit www.rogerhighfield.com