About The Star Garden and Dr Helen Klus

The Star Garden

The Star Garden is a popular science website run by Dr Helen Klus. It contains science news and educational articles that cover the history of physics from prehistoric times to the modern day. This is shown in a timeline of the universe.

The books in the popular science series How We Came to Know the Cosmos by Dr Helen Klus are available to read for free on The Star Garden.

The How We Came to Know the Cosmos series describes complex modern theories like quantum mechanics and general relativity from first principles, illustrating how each new discovery built on what was known before. They cover the basics for KS3, KS4, and KS5 science revision including SATs, GCSE science, and A-level physics.

How We Came to Know the Cosmos shows that the cosmos is both strange and beautiful in whichever direction we look. And the more we learn, the more intriguing it becomes. We now know things that no one could’ve guessed, things that have changed our entire understanding of what it means to be human.

The truth is more mysterious, more extraordinary, and more compelling than fiction.

Dr Helen Klus

Dr Helen Klus is the author of How We Came to Know the Cosmos: Space & Time and How We Came to Know the Cosmos: Light & Matter. She also runs www.TheStarGarden.co.uk and is an assistant editor for the Royal Astronomical Society located at Burlington House in London.

Klus has a BSc in Astronomy and Philosophy (2006) from the University of Sheffield, an MA in Philosophy of Physics (2008) from the University of Leeds, and a PhD in Physics (2015) from the University of Southampton.

During her time at the University of Leeds, Klus specialised in the many worlds approach to quantum mechanics. While at the University of Southampton, she calculated the magnetic fields of neutron stars in binary star systems and found that many exhibit quantum-like behaviour.

Klus was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize in association with the 'Guardian' and the 'Observer' and has been published on The Toast (Why Are There So Few Female Scientists?), and the Wellcome Trust Blog (Armchair Explorers: how members of the public are taking an active role in the search for other worlds).

Photograph of Dr Helen Klus at the Half a Century of X-ray Astronomy conference in Mykonos, Greece.

Dr Helen Klus at the Half a Century of X-ray Astronomy conference in Mykonos, Greece. Image credit: Helen Klus/CC-NC-SA.

Photograph of Dr Helen Klus at the Radcliffe telescope.

Dr Helen Klus at the 1.9-m (Radcliffe) SAAO telescope. Image credit: Helen Klus/CC-NC-SA.

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You can contact Dr Helen Klus , @DrHelenKlus, and you can follow The Star Garden on Facebook.

All views expressed are my own, and do not reflect the views of the RAS.

Last updated on 28th May 2018 by Dr Helen Klus

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