"Labelling Ball a science writer sells his writing short, for its value lies above all in a range that dissolves the awkward silences between science and the larger culture of which it is part." Marek Kohn - The Independent

"Cell navigation", Chemistry World August 2004, p.32.

[With David Andrews] "Light harvesting", Chemistry World March 2004, p.34.

"It’s a small world", Chemistry World February 2004, p.30.

"Utopia theory", Physics World October 2003, p.29.

"Ball games", Chemistry in Britain August 2003, p.23.

"How to keep dry in water", Nature 423, 25 (2003).

"Portrait of a molecule", Nature 421, 421 (2003).

"To the heart of glass", Nature 421, 783 (2003).

"Let's catch some rays", Nature 419, 12 (2002).

"Picture this", Nature 417, 11 (2002).

"The physics of society", Nature 415, 371 (2002)

"Beyond words: science and visual theatre", Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 27, 169 (2002).

"Chemistry in soft focus", Chemistry in Britain September 2002, p.32.

"Self-assembly", Technology Review November 2001.

"What a tonic", Chemistry in Britain, October 2001, p.26.

"A dose of Paracelsus", Chemistry in Britain, May 2001, p.40.

"Roll up for the revolution", Nature 414, 142 (2001)

"It all falls into place", Nature 413, 667 (2001).

"The positron probe", Nature 412, 764 (2001).

"Tabletop astrophysics", Nature 411, 628 (2001).

Book covers

News from Philip


"All set for chemistry", Chemistry World June 2015, p46-49.
Available here.

P. Ball & J. E. Hallsworth, "Water structure and chaotropicity: their uses and abuses", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 8297-8305 (2015).
Available here.