i found out today i work with jim al-khalili’s wife. i heard her talk about going up to london for an o.b.e ceremony so asked about it. she said her husband was being presented with it this week for his work in physics.
“physics?” i beamed. “what field?”
she replied something along the lines of “theoretical nuclear physics”
“that’s so cool” i said. then i realised. “not…jim…”
“i’ve got one of his books”
i’m taking it in tomorrow for an autograph. i’ve never done it before. but dude.