I am the editor of physicsworld.com and I did a PhD in condensed-matter physics at McMaster University in Canada. I am still fascinated by what is an extremely rich and varied subject that I believe is ignored by the media (Physics World excepted, of course). As a result, I’m happiest when I’m blogging about topological insulators, the latest quasiparticle or some other quirk of condensed matter. So if you spot something weird and wonderful in solid-state physics, please get in touch. In my spare time I am a Cub Scout leader.