James Beacham Keynote Speaker
- Particle physicist at CERN.
- Science storyteller, technologist, and filmmaker.
- Featured on the BBC, Discovery Channel, PBS, radio, podcasts, and documentaries, including Chasing Einstein (2019).
James Beacham's Biography
James Beacham is a particle physicist, science storyteller, and filmmaker. He’s currently a post-doctoral researcher with the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, with Duke University.
His research focuses on searches for new particles and phenomena such as dark matter, dark photons, quantum black holes, and exotic Higgs bosons. He also advocates for future physics experiments – such as larger colliders – to address the biggest open questions in science.
He is best known to the public as a science storyteller/monologuist, social media science communicator (with a sizeable following on TikTok [ https://tiktok.com/@jbbeacham ]), and commentator on the future of science, technology, artificial intelligence, society, politics, pseudoscience, and misinformation. He has been a keynote speaker at science, technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, futurism, digital culture, design, and art events around the globe. James has spoken at the American Museum of Natural History, the Royal Institution, the Science Museum London, the Guggenheim Bilbao, TED, the Swiss Innovation Forum, the Frankfurt Book Fair, and the BBC, among many others. He has appeared in series on the BBC, the Discovery Channel, and PBS, and on radio shows, podcasts, and documentaries such as ‘Chasing Einstein’ (2019) and has been featured in outlets such as The New York Times, WIRED, Gizmodo, and India Today.
James is the founder of several major initiatives and global research groups in collider physics dedicated to changing how physicists think about and perform searches for new particles and phenomena.
James Beacham's Speaking Topics
• The biggest open questions in physics and how they relate to your life and our society.
Black holes, time travel, the Big Bang, the Higgs boson, dark matter, the multiverse, quantum mechanics, the eventual fate of our planet and universe.
• The (far) future of science, technology, and innovation.
What it means for you today.
• Why do people believe ridiculous things?
Science in an age of pseudoscience and misinformation.
• Science, art, and their roles in society.