Martin Archer is a DJ Physicist
But how did Martin begin living such a dual life? It all started when he was studying for his Masters Degree in Physics and Theoretical Physics at Imperial. Martin was nominated in 2006 for the Best Male Presenter and in the Best Entertainment Programming categories at the Student Radio Awards for Radio 1. This spurred him on to achieve his presenting role at the world famous Kiss FM.
However Martin still retained a real passion for Physics, which ultimately led to his return to academia. Determined to come up with fresh perspectives on how to communicate his love of science, especially to young audiences, he has worked on a number of exciting and unique projects including live science shows, podcasts and technological inventions.
Regularly appearing on television both in the UK (Sky News) and internationally (BBC World News, CNN International, Al Jazeera English), Martin discusses the latest physics news, explains scientific concepts and champions the importance of engaging the public, young people in particular, with science. This is something he’s brought to YouTube as a regular writer and presenter on the BBC’s Head Squeeze channel, hosted by James May. He has also featured on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, the Guardian Science Weekly podcast and has written for and been profiled by a number of publications including The Guardian, The Times and MSN.