Alex Bellos, author of Snowflake Seashell Star, Alex’s Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking Glass, was on Saturday night presented with the Dr Katharine Giles Science blog award for his blog, Adventures in Numberland. The award was presented by the Association of British Science Writers at the Blue Dot festival at the Jodrell Bank observatory in Cheshire.
The chair of the judges, Martin Ince, said Bellos’s blog, which is on maths and is part of the Guardian’s Science Blog Network, “reveals amazement in a few tight sentences drawing you in even if you sometimes get lost along the way”. The prize is awarded in memory of Dr Katharine Giles, a scientist working at the Centre for Polar Observation and Measurement at University College London, who died in 2013.
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