Lewis Dartnell is an astrobiologist at CoMPLEX (Centre for Mathematics & Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology) based at UCL. He is currently working at working in the Centre for Planetary Sciences, researching in the field of astrobiology and the possibility of microbial life surviving in the surface dust of Mars in the face of the constant rain of radiation from space. He has won three national prizes for science writing, and his articles have appeared in publications including The Daily Telegraph and New Scientist.
Lewis is the author of Life in the Universe: A Beginner’s Guide.
First broadcast on 29th October 2010