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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 Enigma

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 Enigma: The Story of a Riddle that Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years (1997, history of science)
The Code Book: The Evolution of Secrecy from Mary, Queen of Scots to Quantum Cryptography (1999, history of science)
Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (2005, science)
Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine (2008, science)
The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets (2013, media studies)

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