Too many people find science dull and uninspiring. It shouldn't be. It's about how everything works. Us, our world, our universe. It's life and death stuff. But the sad fact is that science is often presented in a lifeless, unexciting way. At its best, science writing gives us an understanding of the people who have delved into the workings of the universe - and opens our eyes to their remarkable discoveries.
He still manages to surprise me with something new on every page.
Alain de Botton, Mail on Sunday
See what happened when Brian introduced the BBC's business editor, Robert Peston, to quantum physics