Matthew Syed is a former three-times Commonwealth table tennis champion and a two-time Olympian. He is author of Bounce: How Champions are Made, a columnist for The Times and a commentator for the BBC and Eurosport.
Bounce: how champions are made (Fourth Estate, 2010)
Particle Physics is Sexy [Opens in new window]
"The Battle of Ideas sounds like it ought to be feisty - and it is."
Alyson Rudd, The Times