Publications by Philip Ball - General
The click concept
"The click concept", Chemistry World, April 2007, p.46.
"Invisible Revolution", Technology Review March/April. p.56 (2007).
A jump that would prove Newton wrong
"A jump that would prove Newton wrong", Nature 446, 357 (March 2007).
Painting the whole picture?
"Painting the whole picture?", Nature 445, 486 (February 2007).
Collective behaviour and the physics of society
"Collective behaviour and the physics of society", Institute for Cultural Research Monograph Series No. 52 (2007).
A switch in time
"A switch in time", Nature 445, 362 (January 2007).
The life of water
"The life of water", Exhibition catalogue "Water being water" (the photography of David Goldes), Wright State Universities Art Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, 2005. PDF available here.
A dangerous experiment
"A dangerous experiment", Quarter autumn 2006, p. 12. Supplement to the September issue of Prospect.
Chemistry and power in recent American fiction
"Chemistry and power in recent American fiction" published in Hyle 12(1), 45 (2006). Available at www.hyle.org/journal/issues/12-1/ball.htm
What chemists want to know
"What chemists want to know", Nature 442, 500 (2006).
Alchemical culture and poetry in early modern England
"Alchemical culture and poetry in early modern England", Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 31 p. 77 (2006).
Chancing upon chemical wonders
"Chancing upon chemical wonders" an article about serendipity in chemistry, published in Chemistry World June 2006, p. 32. Available at www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/Issues/2006/June/ChancingUponChemicalWonders.asp
Does hot water freeze first?
"Does hot water freeze first?", a review of the mysterious Mpemba effect, published in Physics World April 2006, p. 19. Available at physicsweb.org/articles/world/19/4/4/1
Putting the nano into nanochemistry
"Putting the nano into nanochemistry", a 20-year review of fullerenes in Chemistry World December 2005, p. 28. Available at www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/Issues/2005/December/nano.asp
"Lavoisier's legacy", Chemical & Engineering News 19 September 2005, p. 42.
Claiming Einstein for chemistry
"Claiming Einstein for chemistry" an article asking 'was Einstein a chemist?', published in Chemistry World September 2005, p. 38. Available at www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/Features/2005/September/ClaimingEinsteinforchemistry.asp
The beauty of chemistry
The beauty of chemistry, a preview of my book Elegant Solutions, published in Chemistry World April 2005, p. 33. Available at www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/Issues/2005/April/Thebeautyofchemistry.asp
Where is there wisdom to be found in ancient materials technologies?
"Where is there wisdom to be found in ancient materials technologies?", MRS Bulletin March 2005, p. 149.