Professor Jim Al-Khalili


Professor of Physics, Professor of Public Engagement in Science
BSc (Hons), PhD (Surrey)
+44 (0)1483 686808
Due to my work in broadcasting and public life, my office hours vary.

Biography

Biography

Jim Al-Khalili obtained his PhD in theoretical nuclear physics from Surrey in 1989. He spent two years as an SERC Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London before returning to Surrey in 1991. He was appointed lecturer in 1992 and, in 1994, awarded an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship for five years following which he reverted to a full time lecturer in the Department at Surrey. He was elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2000 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2001. In 2003, he was elected onto the Council of the BA (British Association for the Advancement of Science). He was promoted to professor of physics in 2005. Despite his profile as a public scientist, Jim continues to teach undergraduate physics and carry out research. He has published almost a hundred papers in nuclear physics, quantum mechanics and quantum biology.

Jim is a fellow of the Institute of Physics and a trustee and member of its council. He is an honorary fellow of the British Science Association its president elect in 2018. He sits on the board of CaSE (the Campaign for Science and Engineering) and is a judge on the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. He is a vice present and past-president of the British Humanist Association. 

Jim is a well-known science communicator, author and broadcaster. He has written eleven popular science books, between them translated into 26 languages. His book on quantum biology, written with Surrey colleague Johnjoe McFadden, Life on the Edge, has been shortlisted for the 2015 Royal Society Winton Prize. He is a regular presenter of TV science documentaries, including the Bafta nominated BBC series, Chemistry: A Volatile History. But he is probably best known as presenter of the weekly BBC Radio 4 programme, The Life Scientific. He is a recipient of the Royal Society Michael Faraday medal, the Institute of Physics Kelvin Medal and the Stephen Hawking Medal. He has honorary doctorates from Royal Holloway, the University of London (2013), University of Bradford (2014), University of Portsmouth (2015), The Open University (2015), the University of York (2017) and the University of Roehampton (2018). He received an OBE in 2007 for 'services to science'.

Research interests

Al-Khalili's research interests lie mainly in the field of theoretical nuclear physics. This has mostly been in the development of few-body quantum scattering methods to study nuclear reaction mechanisms and nuclear structure, particularly as applied to the study of exotic nuclei produced by radioactive beam facilities around the world. He has pioneered the application of few-body Glauber methods in nuclear scattering and reactions at intermediate and high energies. His interests have spanned a wide range of reaction energies from the study of the light nuclei using electromagnetic probes such as electron scattering and photo-induced pion production reactions, to reactions of astrophysical interest. Over the past few years, he has become interested studying quantum mechanisms in biology and has published several papers on quantum tunneling in DNA.

Research collaborations

Al-Khalili collaborates with colleagues, and jointly supervises postdocs and research students, within the nuclear theory group at Surrey on a range of topics of current interest. Active collaboration with theorists and experimentalists in Europe, the US and Canada, in particular where relating to research on exotic nuclear beams at the major labs. He is the theory coordinator for the R3B collaboration at GSI. Collaborates with PDRA DR Qiang Zhao at Surrey and Professor Frank Close (Oxford) on problems in hadron physics. Collaborates with both theorists and experimentalists at TRIUMF Lab, Vancouver, and Jyvaskyla Lab in Finland on decay studies of exotic nuclei, particularly relating to nuclear astrophysics Collaborates with both physicists and Microbiologists on topics relating to quantum effects in biological systems.

Teaching

  • Level: Masters - Topics in Theoretical Physics (PHYM039).

Departmental duties

Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

Books

  1. Halo Nuclei, Concise Physics series, Institute of Physics 2017
  2. What’s Next?: What Science Can Tell us About Our Future (Profile books 2017)
  3. Quantum Mechanics: A Ladybird Expert Book (Penguin 2017)
  4. Aliens: Science Asks Is Anyone Out There? (Profile Books, 2016)
  5. Life on the Edge: the coming of age of quantum biology (Transworld/Random House 2014), with Johnjoe McFadden. Already being translated into 16 languages; shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize.
  6. Paradox: The Nine Great Enigmas in Physics (Bantam, 2012) – translated into 8 languages
  7. Litmus: Short Stories from Modern Science, Comma Press, June 2011 – contributing author
  8. Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science (Penguin Press, 2010) – translated into 12 languages
  9. 30 Second Theories, (Fall River Press, 2009) – contributing author
  10. Quantum Aspects of Life, (Imperial College Press, 2008) – contributing author
  11. The Euroschool Lectures on Physics with Exotic Beams – Editor (with E. Roeckl). Vols I-III, Springer, 2007-2009 
  12. Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed, (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2004) – translated into 8 languages
  13. Nucleus: A Trip into the Heart of Matter, (Canopus Press, 2001) – translated into 6 languages
  14. Collins Encyclopaedia of the Universe, (Harper-Collins, 2001) – contributing author
  15. Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, (Taylor and Francis, 1999) – translated into 13 languages

Broadcasting

Television (Presenter):

  • Gravity and Me: The Force the Shapes Our Lives, BBC4, March 2017
  • The Beginning and End of the Universe, BBC4 (BBC Science Unit, 2016)
  • Britain’s Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield, BBC4, August 2015
  • Hawking’s Universe, five-part TV series for National Geographic/Discovery (IWC), 2014
  • Light and Dark, two-part series for BBC4 (BBC Science Unit), 2013
  • Order and Disorder, two-part series for BBC4 (Furnace TV), 2012
  • Horizon: The Search for the Higgs, BBC2 (BBC Science Unit), 2012
  • Brave New World, five-part TV series for Channel 4 (IWC), 2011
  • Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity, three-part series for BBC4 (BBC Science Unit), 2011
  • Horizon: Fukushima: Can We Trust Nuclear Power? BBC2 (BBC Science Unit), 2011
  • Everything and Nothing, two-part series for BBC4 (Furnace TV), 2011
  • Genius of Britain, five-part TV series for Channel 4 (IWC), 2010
  • Chemistry: A Volatile History, three-part TV series for BBC4 (BBC Science Unit), 2010
  • The Secret Life of Chaos, one hour TV documentary for BBC4 (Furnace TV), 2010
  • Science and Islam, three-part series TV for BBC (Oxford Scientific Films), 2009
  • Lost Horizons: The Big Bang, BBC4 (BBC Science Unit), 2008
  • Atom, three-part TV series for BBC (Oxford Scientific Films), 2007
  • The Riddle of Einstein’s Brain, Channel 4 (Icon Films) in 2004

Radio (presenter):

  • Too Old to be a Genius, BBC Radio 4, 2015
  • The Beauty of Equations, BBC Radio 4, 2015
  • The Life Scientific, BBC Radio 4, (2011 – ). Reached its 160th episode in 2018.
  • Archive on Four: Julian Huxley, BBC Radio 4, 2011
  • Secret Scientists, three-part radio series for BBC World Service on Islamic science (Whistledown

News

Courses I teach on

Undergraduate

Supervision

Postgraduate research supervision

My publications

Publications

 

Highlights

Matter radii of light halo nuclei, J.S. Al-Khalili and J.A. Tostevin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76 (1996) 3903-3906. [258 citations]. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.76.3903

Radii of halo nuclei from cross section measurements, J.S. Al-Khalili, J.A. Tostevin and I.J. Thompson, Phys. Rev. C 54 (1996) 1843-1852. [257 citations]. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.54.1843

Modelling proton tunnelling in the adenine-thymine base pair, AD. Godbeer, J.S. Al-Khalili and P.D. Stevenson, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17 (2015) 13034-13044. DOI: 10.1039/C5CP00472A

Advances in Optics in the Medieval Islamic World, J.S. Al-Khalili, Contemporary Physics, 56 (2015) 109-122, DOI: 10.1080/00107514.2015.1028753.

Michael Faraday's 'Experimental Researches in Electricity. On the Induction of Electric Currents. On the Evolution of Electricity from Magnetism. On a new Electrical Condition of Matter. On Arago''s Magnetic Phenomena', Philosophical Transactions, 1832, J.S. Al-Khalili, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 373: 20140208. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2014.0208.

Journal articles

  • The momentum-dependent tensor interaction in intermediate-energy deuteron scattering, J.S. Al-Khalili, J.A. Tostevin, R.C. Johnson and M Kawai, J. Phys. G: Nucl. Phys. 14 (1988) L103–L108.
  • Effects of singlet break-up effects in intermediate energy deuteron elastic scattering, J.S. Al-Khalili, J.A. Tostevin, and R.C. Johnson, Phys. Rev. C 41 (1990) R806-R810
  • Singlet channel coupling in deuteron elastic scattering at intermediate energies, J.S. Al-Khalili, J.A. Tostevin, and R.C. Johnson, Nucl. Phys. A 514 (1990) 649–681.
  • An alternative non-relativistic optical potential parameterisation for the proton-nucleus interaction, J.S. Al-Khalili and E.D. Cooper, Nucl. Phys. A 513 (1990) 43–52.
  • Application of the cluster-folding model to polarised Li scattering at intermediate energies, J.S. Al-Khalili, Phys. Lett. B 252 (1990) 327–330.
  • A three-body Glauber model for polarised deuteron scattering at intermediate energies, J.S. Al-Khalili and R.C. Johnson, Nucl. Phys. A 546 (1992) 622–652.
  • An analysis of h-production via the p 6Li ® h 7Be reaction, J.S. Al-Khalili, M.B. Barbaro and C. Wilkin, J. Phys. G: Nuclear and Particle Phys. 19 (1993) 403–415.
  • Quasielastic scattering of 11Li using realistic three-body wave functions, I.J. Thompson, J.S. Al-Khalili, J.A. Tostevin and J.M. Bang, Phys. Rev. C 47 (1993) R1364–R1368.
  • Software lessons, J.S. Al-Khalili, R. Bacon, J. Blakey, D. Faux, and D. Lancefield, Physics World 6 (2) (1993) 43–46.
  • The dynamic polarisation potential for 11Li scattering, J.S. Al-Khalili and J.A. Tostevin, Phys. Rev. C 49 (1994) 386–390.
  • Effect of the break-up channel on 11Li elastic scattering, J.S. Al-Khalili, Nucl. Phys. A 581 (1995) 315-330
  • Evaluation of an eikonal model for 11Li-nucleus elastic scattering, J.S. Al-Khalili, I.J. Thompson and J.A. Tostevin, Nucl. Phys. A 581 (1995) 331-355
  • Structure and reactions of the Li and Be halo nuclei, I.J. Thompson, J.S. Al-Khalili, J.M. Bang, B.V. Danilin, V.D. Efros, F. Nunes, J.S. Vaagen and M.V. Zhukov, Nucl. Phys. A 588 (1995) C59-C64.
  • A relativistic optical model for a + nucleus elastic scattering, S. Ait-Tahar, J.S. Al-Khalili and Y. Nedjadi, Nucl. Phys. A 589 (1995) 307-319.
  • Sensitivity of reaction cross sections to halo nucleus density distributions, M.P Bush, J.S. Al-Khalili, J.A. Tostevin, and R.C. Johnson, Phys. Rev. C 53 (1996) 3009-3013.
  • Quasielastic scattering of  9Li on 12C, M. Zahar, M. Belbot, J.J. Kolata, K. Lamkin, D.J. Morrissey, B.M. Sherrill, M. Lewitowicz, A.H. Wuosmaa, J.S. Al-Khalili, J.A. Tostevin and I.J. Thompson, Phys. Rev. C 54 (1996) 1262– 1266.
  • Revised size determinations for light halo nuclei, J.S. Al-Khalili and J.A. Tostevin, contribution to RIKEN Workshop: Nuclear Physics in RI Beam Factory, RIKEN, Tokyo, Japan, 17 June 1996. Proceedings published by RIKEN Laboratory.
  • Matter radii of light halo nuclei, J.S. Al-Khalili and J.A. Tostevin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76 (1996) 3903-3906.
  • Radii of halo nuclei from cross section measurements, J.S. Al-Khalili, J.A. Tostevin and I.J. Thompson, Phys. Rev. C 54 (1996) 1843-1852.
  • Elastic scattering of 6He and its analysis within a four-body eikonal modelJ.S. Al-Khalili, M.D. Cortina-Gil, P. Roussel-Chomaz, N. Alamanos, J. Barrette, W. Mittig, F. Auger, Y. Blumenfeld, J.M. Casandjian, M. Chartier, V. Fekou-Youmbi, B. Fernandez, N. Frascaria, A. Gillibert, H. Laurent, A. Lepine-Szily, N.A. Orr, V. Pascalon, J.A. Scarpaci, J.L. Sida, T. Suomijarvi, Phys. Lett. B 378 (1996) 45-49.
  • Nuclei on the dripline, J.S. Al-Khalili, Physics World, 9 (6) (1996) 33–37.
  • Nuclear Halos and Borromean Rings, J.A. Tostevin and J.S. Al-Khalili, Highlights in Physics, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Report (1996).
  • Beyond the eikonal model for few-body systems, J.S. Al-Khalili, J.A. Tostevin and J.M. Brooke, Phys. Rev. C 55 (1997) R1018-R1022.
  • Four-body adiabatic model applied to elastic scattering, J.A. Christley, J.S. Al-Khalili, J.A. Tostevin and R.C. Johnson, Nucl. Phys. A 624 (1997) 275-292.
  • Elastic scattering and elastic breakup of halo nuclei, R.C. Johnson, J.S. Al-Khalili and J.A. Tostevin, Phys. Rev. Letts. 79 (1997) 2771-2774.
  • How large are the halos of light nuclei? J.A. Tostevin and J.S. Al-Khalili, Nucl. Phys. A616 (1997) C418-C425.
  • Elastic and quasielastic scattering of 8He from 12C, J.A. Tostevin, J.S. Al-Khalili, M. Zahar, M. Belbot, J.J. Kolata, K. Lamkin, D.J. Morrissey, B.M. Sherrill, M. Lewitowicz and A.H. Wuosmaa, Phys. Rev. C 56 (1997) R2929–R2933.
  • Manifestation of halo size in scattering and reactions, J.A. Tostevin, R.C. Johnson and J.S. Al-Khalili, Nucl. Phys. A630 (1998) C340-C351.
  • The Halo at the Centre of the Atom, J.A.Tostevin and J.S. Al-Khalili, Tecnicas de Laboratorio, 230, (1998) 161-162.
  • Few-body calculations of proton- 6 ,8He scattering, J.S. Al-Khalili and J.A. Tostevin, Phys. Rev. C 57 (1998) 1846–1852.
  • Sizes and interactions of halo nuclei, J.A. Tostevin, J.S. Al-Khalili, J.M. Brooke, and J.A. Christley, J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 24 (1998) 1589-1597.
  • Sizes of the He isotopes deduced from proton elastic scattering measurements, J.A. Tostevin,  J.S. Al-Khalili, in Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. on Exotic Nuclei and Atomic Masses (ENAM98) (Bellaire, Michigan) ed B M Sherrill, D J Morrissey and C N Davids, AIP Conf. 455 (AIP, New York 1998) 227-232.
  • Calculations of reaction cross sections for 19C at relativistic energies, J.A. Tostevin and J.S. Al-Khalili, Phys. Rev. C 59 (1999) R5-R8.
  • Noneikonal calculations for few-body projectiles, J.M. Brooke, J.S. Al-Khalili and J.A. Tostevin, Phys. Rev. C 59 (1999) 1560-1566. 
  • A quantum mechanical model of adaptive mutations, J. McFadden and J.S. Al-Khalili, BioSystems 50 (1999) 203–211.
  • Nuclear reactions involving weakly bound nuclei, R.C. Johnson, J.S. Al-Khalili, N.K. Timofeyuk and N. Summers, in Proc. Int. Conf. on Experimental Nuclear Physics in Europe, 21-26 June 1999 (Seville, Spain) eds. B. Rubio, M. Lozano and W. Gelletly, AIP Conf. Proc. 495 (AIP, New York 1999) 297-300.
  • Three-body effects in the (d,2He) charge-exchange reaction, S. Rugmai, J.S. Al-Khalili, R.C. Johnson, and J.A. Tostevin, Phys. Rev. C 60 (2000) 7002.
  • Time Travel, J.S. Al-Khalili, Physics Review, 9 (4) (2000) 2–5.
  • Nuclear Magic Numbers Appear and Disappear, J.S. Al-Khalili, Physics World 13 (8) (2000) 24-25.
  • Validity of spectator core model in neutron knock-out reactions, J.S. Al-Khalili, Nuclear Physics A 689 (2001) 551–554.
  • Non-diffractive mechanisms in the f meson photoproduction on nucleons, Q. Zhao, B. Saghai and J.S. Al-Khalili, Phys. Lett. B 509 (2001) 231–238.
  • Quark model predictions for K* photoproduction on the proton, Q. Zhao, J.S. Al-Khalili and C. Bennhold Physical Review C 64 (2001) 052201.
  • Pion photoproduction on the nucleon in the quark model, Q. Zhao, J.S. Al-Khalili, Z.-P. Li and R.L. Workman Physical Review C 65 (2001) 065204.
  • Cleaning Up Our Nuclear Waste, D. Ireland and J.S. Al-Khalili, Physics World, Vol. 14 No. 11 (November, 2001) 14-15.
  • In search of wormholes, J.S. Al-Khalili, Astronomy Now 16 (5) (2002) 16-24.
  • Few-body models of nuclear reactions, J.S. Al-Khalili and J.A. Tostevin, in Scattering: multi-volume reference book edited by P. Sabatier and E.R. Pike, 2002, pp 1373 - 1392.
  • Contribution of vector meson photoproduction on the Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn sum rule, Q. Zhao, J.S. Al-Khalili and C. Bennhold Physical Review C 65 (2002) 032201.
  • Structure and reactions of halo nuclei: an entangled approach, J.S. Al-Khalili, Euro. Phys. J. A 15 (2002) 27–31.
  • Nonadiabatic corrections to elastic scattering of halo nuclei, N. Summers, J.S. Al-Khalili and R.C. Johnson, Physical Review C 66 (2002) 014614.
  • The quantum truth is out there, J.S. Al-Khalili, Physics World 15 1 (2002) 19.
  • Many-body approach to proton emission and the role of spectroscopic factors, J.S. Al-Khalili, C. Barbieri, J. Escher, B.K. Jennings, and J.-M. Sparenberg, Physical Review C 68 (2003) 024314.
  • Reaction models to probe the structure of light exotic nuclei, J.S. Al-Khalili and F. Nunes, J. Phys. G: Nucl. and Part. Phys 29 (2003) R89.
  • Time travel: separating science fact from science fiction, J.S. Al-Khalili, Physics Education, 38 (2003) 14
  • Structure of halo nuclei – overview of theoretical status, J.S. Al-Khalili, Proceedings of the International Workshop XXXI on Gross Properties of Nuclei and Nuclear Excitations Hirschegg, Austria (2003), edited by  H. Feldmeier et al.(2003) 176.
  •  Many-body approach to proton emission and spectroscopic factors, J. Escher, J. Al-Khalili, C. Barbieri, B. Jennings, J-M Sparenberg,  APS Division of Nuclear Physics Meeting, 1 (2003)
  • Structure and reactions of halo nuclei: An entangled approach, J.S. Al-Khalili, Exotic Nuclei and Atomic Masses (Springer Berlin Heidelberg) (2003) 197-2003.     
  • Double Polarization asymmetry as a filter for the parity of the Q +, Q. Zhao and J.S. Al-Khalili, Phys. Lett. B 585 (2004) 91.
  • An Introduction to Halo Nuclei, J.S. Al-Khalili, Lect. Notes Phys. 651 (2004) 77.
  • A quark model framework for the study of nuclear medium effects, Q. Zhao, J.S. Al-Khalili and R.C. Johnson, J.Phys. G: Nucl and Part. Phys. 30 (2004) 1153.
  • Eikonal corrections for the scattering of spin-one particles, M.W. Gaber, C. Wilkin and J.S. Al-Khalili, Euro. Phys. J. A 21 (2004) 185.
  • Halo neutron survival in the beta-decay of 11Li, F.Sarazin, J.S. Al-Khalili, G.C. Ball, G. Hackman, P.M. Walker, R.A.E. Austin, B. Eshpeter, P.E. Garrett, G.F. Grinyer, W.D. Kulp, J.R. Leslie, D. Melconian, C.J. Osborne, H.C. Scraggs, M.B. Smith, C.E. Svensson, J.C. Waddington and J.L. Wood, Phys. Rev. C 70 (2004) 031302(R).
  • Potential for British Research into the transmutation of radioactive wastes and other problematic materials, W.J. Nuttall, D.G. Ireland, J.S. Al-Khalili and W. Gelletly, Int. J. Critical Infrastructures, Vol. 1, No. 4 (2005) 380.
  • The Thrill of Discovery: Nuclear Physics Research in the 21st Century, J.S. Al-Khalili, Nucl. Phys. A 751 (2005) 469
  • Short cut to space-time, J.S. Al-Khalili, Nature 438 (2005) 159-161
  • Vector meson photoproduction studied in its radiative decay channel, Q. Zhao, J.S. Al-Khalili and P.L. Cole, Phys. Rev C 71 (2005) 054004.
  • Halo neutrons and the β-decay of 11Li, F. Sarazin, J. S. Al-Khalili, G. C. Ball, G. Hackman, P. M. Walker, R. A. E. Austin, B. Eshpeter, P. Finlay, P. E. Garrett, G. F. Grinyer, K. A. Koopmans, W. D. Kulp, J. R. Leslie, D. Melconian, C. J. Osborne, M. A. Schumaker, H. C. Scraggs, J. Schwarzenberg, M. B. Smith, C. E. Svensson, J. C. Waddington, J. L. Wood, The 4th International Conference on Exotic Nuclei and Atomic Masses, Springer Berlin Heidelberg (2005) 99.
  • High Resolution Gamma-ray Spectroscopy: A Versatile tool for nuclear beta-decay Studies at TRIUMF ISAC, G. Ball, J.S. Al-Khalili et al., J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 31 (2005) S1491.
  • Coupled channels calculations of 11Be breakup, D. Howell, J.A. Tostevin and J.S. Al-Khalili, J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 31 (2005) S1881.
  • Excited state halos in 10Be, J.S. Al-Khalili and K. Arai, Phys. Rev. C 74 (2006) 034312
  • Probing the limits of nuclear existence: Proton emission from 159Re, D.T. Joss, J.S. Al-Khalili et al, Phys. Lett B 641 (2006) 34–37
  • The Quantum Zoo: a tourist’s guide to the never-ending universe, J.S. Al-Khalili, Nature 440 7086 (2006) 871–871.
  • The Goldilocks Enigma: Why is the universe just right for life?, J.S. Al-Khalili, Nature 444 7118 (2006) 423-424
  • Few-body multiple scattering calculations for 6He on protons , J.S. Al-Khalili, R. Crespo, R.C. Johnson, A.M. Moro and I.J. Thompson, Phys. Rev. C 75 (2007) 024608
  • The two potential approach to proton emission, J.S. Al-Khalili, A. Cannon, P.D. Stevenson, PROTON EMITTING NUCLEI AND RELATED TOPICS: International ConferencePROCON 2007 AIP Publishing 961 1 (2007) 66-71
  • Alpha decay of 159Re and proton emission from 155Ta, R.D. Page, J.S. Al-Khalili  et al., Phys. Rev. C 75 (2007) 061302(R)
  • Discovery of the proton emitting nucleus 159Re, D.T. Joss, J.S. Al-Khalili et al., AIP Conf. Proc 961 (2007)  28–33.
  • Probing the limit of nuclear existence: Proton emission from 159Re, DT Joss, IG Darby, RD Page, J Uusitalo, S Eeckhaudt, T Grahn, PT Greenlees, PM Jones, R Julin, S Juutinen, S Ketelhut, M Leino, AP Leppanen, M Nyman, J Pakarinen, P Rahkila, J Saren, C Scholey, A Steer, AJ Cannon, PD Stevenson, JS Al-Khalili, S Erturk, M Venhart, B Gall, B Hadinia, J Simpson, PROTON EMITTING NUCLEI AND RELATED TOPICS: International ConferencePROCON 2007 AIP Publishing 961 1 (2007) 27.
  • Probing single-particle structures beyond the proton drip line, R.D. Page, J.S. Al-Khalili et al., AIP Conf. Proc 961 (2007) 137–142.
  • The two-potential approach to one-proton emission, J.S. Al-Khalili, A.J. Cannon and P.D. Stevenson., AIP Conf. Proc 961 (2007) 66–71.
  • Probing singleparticle structures beyond the proton drip line, RD Page, L Bianco, IG Darby, DT Joss, T Grahn, R‐D Herzberg, J Pakarinen, J Thomson, J Uusitalo, S Eeckhaudt, PT Greenlees, PM Jones, R Julin, S Juutinen, S Ketelhut, M Leino, A‐P Leppänen, M Nyman, P Rahkila, J Sarén, C Scholey, A Steer, M Venhart, J Simpson, J.S. AlKhalili, AJ Cannon, PD Stevenson, S Ertürk, B Gall, B Hadinia, PROTON EMITTING NUCLEI AND RELATED TOPICS: International ConferencePROCON 2007 AIP Publishing 961 1 (2007) 137-142.
  • Simulating the quantum Zeno and anti-Zeno effects during position measurements, J.S. Al-Khalili and P. D. Stevenson, Adv. Sci. Lett. 1 (2008) 140–144.
  • Decays of New Nuclides and Isomers Beyond the Proton Drip Line—The Influence of Neutron Configurations, RD Page, L Bianco, IG Darby, DT Joss, J Simpson, J.S. AlKhalili, AJ Cannon, RJ Cooper, S Eeckhaudt, S Ertürk, B Gall, T Grahn, PT Greenlees, B Hadinia, PM Jones, DS Judson, R Julin, S Juutinen, S Ketelhut, M Labiche, M Leino, A‐P Leppänen, M Nyman, D O’Donnell, P Rahkila, PJ Sapple, J Sarén, C Scholey, AN Steer, PD Stevenson, EB Suckling, J Thomson, J Uusitalo, M Venhart    , NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS: Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics: From Stable Beams to Exotic Nuclei, AIP Publishing 1072 1 (2008) 172-178.
  • Quantum coherence and the search for the first replicator, J.S Al-Khalili and J. McFadden; in ‘Quantum Aspects of Life’, Abbot, D., Davies, PC W., and Pati, AK (Eds.), (2008), 33-49
  • Physics can fascinate the public, J.S. Al-Khalili, Physics education 44 6 (2009) 656-658.
  • Three-Body Spectrum of 18C and its Relevance to r-Process Nucleosynthesis, A.Yakhelef, N.K.Timofeyuk, J.S.Al-Khalili, I.J.Thompson, Few-Body Systems 47, 213 (2010)
  •  Discovery of 157W and 161Os, L.Bianco, R.D.Page, I.G.Darby, D.T.Joss, J.S.Al-Khalili, J.Simpson, A.J.Cannon, B.Cederwall, S.Eeckhaudt, S.Erturk, B.Gall, M.B.Gomez Hornillos, T.Grahn, P.T.Greenlees, B.Hadinia, K.Heyde, U.Jakobsson, P.M.Jones, R.Julin, S.Juutinen, S.Ketelhut, M.Labiche, M.Leino, A.-P.Leppanen, M.Nyman, D.O'Donnell, E.S.Paul, M.Petri, P.Peura, A.Puurunen, P.Rahkila, P.Ruotsalainen, M.Sandzelius, P.J.Sapple, J.Saren, C.Scholey, N.A.Smirnova, A.N.Steer, P.D.Stevenson, E.B.Suckling, J.Thomson, J.Uusitalo, M.Venhart, Phys.Lett. B 690, 15 (2010)
  •  Science in the Muslim World, J.S. Al-Khalili, Physics World 23 4 (2010) 22-25.
  • The electron–ion scattering experiment ELISe at the International Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR)—A conceptual design study, A.N. Antonov, J.S. Al-Khalili et al., Nucl. Instr. and Meth. in Phys. Res. A 637 (2011) 60–76.
  • Role of the tensor exchange potential in nucleon-nucleus scattering, E.S. Cunningham, J.S. Al-Khalili, and R.C. Johnson, Phys. Rev. C 84 (2011) 041601(R).
  • Nature’s quantum subways, J.S. Al-Khalili, Physics World 26 (3) (2013) 42-45.
  • Effect of spin-spin interactions on nucleon-nucleus scattering, E.S. Cunningham, J.S. Al-Khalili, and R.C. Johnson, Phys. Rev. C 87 (2013) 054601.
  • Environment-induced dephasing versus von Neumann measurements in proton tunneling, A.D. Godbeer, J.S. Al-Khalili, and P.D. Stevenson, Phys. Rev. A 90 (2014) 012102.
  •  Nuclear astrophysics with radioactive ions at FAIR, R. Reifarth, S. Altstadt, K. Göbel, T. Heftrich, M. Heil, A. Koloczek, C. Langer, R. Plag, M. Pohl, K. Sonnabend, M. Weigand, T. Adachi, F. Aksouh, J. Al-Khalili, M. AlGarawi, S. AlGhamdi, G. Alkhazov, N. Alkhomashi, H. Alvarez-Pol, R. Alvarez-Rodriguez, V. Andreev, B. Andrei, L. Atar, T. Aumann, V. Avdeichikov, C. Bacri, S. Bagchi, C. Barbieri, S. Beceiro, C. Beck, C. Beinrucker, G. Belier, D. Bemmerer, M. Bendel, J. Benlliure, G. Benzoni, R. Berjillos, D. Bertini, C. Bertulani, S. Bishop, N. Blasi, T. Bloch, Y. Blumenfeld, et al. (277 additional authors not shown), Journal of Physics: Conference Series 665 (2016) 012044.   DOI:  10.1088/1742-6596/665/1/012044
  • Michael Faraday’s ‘Experimental Researches in Electricity. On the Induction of Electric Currents. On the Evolution of Electricity from Magnetism. On a new Electrical Condition of Matter. On Arago’'s Magnetic Phenomena’, Philosophical Transactions, 1832, J.S. Al-Khalili, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 373: 20140208. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2014.0208.
  •  In retrospect: Book of Optics, Jim Al-Khalili, Nature 518 (2015) 164–165, doi:10.1038/518164a
  •  Advances in Optics in the Medieval Islamic World, J.S. Al-Khalili, Contemporary Physics, 56 (2015) 109-122, DOI: 10.1080/00107514.2015.1028753.
  •  Modelling proton tunnelling in the adenine–thymine base pair, AD. Godbeer, J.S. Al-Khalili and P.D. Stevenson, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17 (2015) 13034-13044.
  • Overview of the quantum biology session at the 19th IUPAB congress and 11th EBSA congress, Jim Al-Khalili, Springer Nature (2017)
  • Origins of Quantum Biology, J. McFadden and J.S. Al-Khalili, submitted to Phil. Trans. B

 

Chapters in Textbooks and Monographs:

  •   Scattering, co-author, with Dr J.A. Tostevin, chapter in multi-volume reference book edited by P. Sabatier and E.R. Pike, 2001.
  •   Collins Encyclopaedia of the Universe, Harper-Collins, 2001.
  •   Lecture Notes in Physics: Nuclear Physics with Exotic Beams Volume I, Eds. J.S. Al-Khalili and E. Roeckl, Springer-Verlag, 2004.
  •   Lecture Notes in Physics: Nuclear Physics with Exotic Beams Volume II, Eds. J.S. Al-Khalili and E. Roeckl, Springer-Verlag, 2006.
  • Lecture Notes in Physics: Nuclear Physics with Exotic Beams Volume III, Eds. J.S. Al-Khalili and E. Roeckl, Springer-Verlag, 2008.
  • Contributing Author in Quantum Origins of Life, ed. P.C.W Davies, D. Abbott, A.K. Pati, Oxford University Press, 2008.