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Simon Singh

Simon SinghAKA Simon Lehna Singh

Born: 19-Sep-1964
Birthplace: Wellington, Somerset, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Fermat's Last Theorem

Brother: Tom Singh (entrepreneur)
Wife: Anita Anand

    High School: Wellington School, Wellington, Somerset, England
    University: BS Physics, Imperial College London
    University: PhD Particle Physics, Emmanuel College, Cambridge University

    CERN Researcher (three years, 1980s)
    National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts Trustee
    National Museum of Science and Industry Trustee
    Science Media Centre Board of Directors
    Libel sued by British Chiropractic Association 2008; complaint dropped 2010
    Member of the British Empire 2003
    Punjabi Ancestry

    BBC Producer and Director, Science Unit (1990-96)

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Author of books:
Fermat's Last Theorem: The Story of a Riddle That Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years (1997, mathematics)
The Code Book: The Secret History of Codes and Code Breaking (2000, cryptography)
Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (2005, physics)
Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine (2008, medicine, with Edzard Ernst)

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