James Beacham

Science storyteller, technologist, and filmmaker. Featured on the BBC, Discovery Channel, PBS, radio, podcasts, and documentaries, including Chasing Einstein (2019), Duke University

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James Beacham


James Beacham is a particle physicist, science storyteller, and filmmaker. He’s currently a post-doctoral researcher with the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, with Duke University. His research focuses on searches for new particles and phenomena such as dark matter, dark photons, quantum black holes, and exotic Higgs bosons. He also advocates for future physics experiments – such as larger colliders – to address the biggest open questions in science. He is best known to the public as a science storyteller/monologuist, social media science communicator and commentator on the future of science, technology, artificial intelligence, society, politics, pseudoscience, and misinformation. He has been a keynote speaker at science, technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, futurism, digital culture, design, and art events around the globe.

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