I like explaining complicated things to interested laypeople. I like the challenge of putting them into simple terms without dumbing them down, and I like the particular smile people have when they understand something they didn't ten minutes ago.
My Stupid Formulæ talk is a round-up, discussion and piss-take of the ridiculous "scientists find the mathematical formula for the perfect sandwich/Christmas/marriage/parking" stories that PR companies still manage to sneak into newspapers.
FameLab is a fun competition for scientists and people in related field who aren't professional science communicators. In December 2011 I gave two three-minute talks at Manchester's heat. The first was about special and general relativity, and the second was about dice, entropy, and the heat death of the universe (which is probably my favourite phrase in all of science). I finished as the runner-up, which is not at all bad, and I discovered that three minutes is no time at all.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, but if you prefer to do it here and now then that's cool too: