Roberto Trotta, Theoretical Cosmologist and Author
Speaking at The Edge of the Sky event
Roberto Trotta is a theoretical cosmologist at Imperial College London, where he studies dark matter, dark energy and the Big Bang, and an STFC Public Engagement Fellow. His award-winning first book for the public, "The Edge of the Sky: All you need to know about the All-There-Is", endeavours to explain the Universe using only the most common 1,000 words in English.
1. What are you reading at the moment? Be honest!
My father's tears and other stories by John Updike.
2. Has any book changed your life?
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen.
3. Which science-themed books should we be reading?
The Knowledge by Lewis Dartnell, Behind the scenes of the Universe by Gianfranco Bertone, The perfect theory by Pedro Ferreira, and of course, The Edge of the Sky!
4. Bonus round! We challenge you to come up with a space-themed ‘Sci-ku’: a 3 line haiku poem about science!
of dark questions
[Using only the most common 1000 words in English!]