Colin Gillespie

Colin Gillespie is a physicist turned lawyer turned author. He has an insatiable curiosity and an off-the-charts IQ. He has a passion not only for science but for literature (with an especially warm spot for fictional detectives). These are mixed with an abiding sense of personal humility and social responsibility, a wicked sense of humour, and a seemingly boundless source of energy.

Over the course of an eclectic 40-year career, he has researched, lectured, explored the world (50 countries and counting). A distinguished scientist, he has written more than 30 articles in international peer-reviewed journals on radiation biology, biophysics, neurophysiology, and physics. As a lawyer he has written on environmental law, indigenous and aboriginal law, and space law.

Since 2008 he has worked fulltime on a question he has pondered since his youth. What happened in the beginning? Due in spring of 2013, his second book, Time One: Discover How the Universe Began, answers this question in a simple way that challenges prevailing theories and attitudes about the origin of everything.