BiographyNigel Sanitt is founder and editor of The Pantaneto Forum, a web-based journal, which aims to promote debate on how scientists communicate, with particular emphasis on how such communication can be improved through education and a better philosophical understanding of science.
After reading Physics at Imperial College, London, he did Part III of the mathematics Tripos followed by a Ph. D. in Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, Institute of Astronomy and Wolfson College.
He was a lecturer at University College, London, UK (1976-1978) and was a visiting scholar at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford University, California, USA (2016).
As author, Nigel Sanitt has published a number of articles, one book as editor and two books as author – Routledge Revivals: Science as a Questioning Process (1996) and Culture, Curiosity and Communication in Scientific Discovery: The Eye in Ideas (Routledge, 2019).
Nigel Sanitt also writes fiction. He has published two novels under the pen name Norman Stanton: Perfect Nightmare Thames River Press 2013 and The Literary Circle Pantaneto Press 2014.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Astrophysics and Cosmology.
Science research, education, philosophy and communication.
Asking awkward questions.