The Royal Society has announced the winner of its 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. The £25,000 prize was awarded to theoretical physicist, TV presenter and author, Sean Carroll by Sir Paul Nurse, Nobel Prize-winning President of the Royal Society at a ceremony at the Society’s headquarters in London.
Shortlisted authors will receive £2,500 each. The winning science book is:
The judging panel:
- Jon Culshaw, Impressionist and comedian
- Dr Emily Flashman, Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford
- Professor Uta Frith DBE FBA FRS, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development, University College London
- Joanne Harris, Novelist and author of Chocolat
- Lucy Siegle, Journalist and writer on environmental issues