From 1990 to 1997 he worked as a producer for the BBC , where he won the British Academy Award for Film and Television Arts in 1996 for his documentary Fermat's Last Theorem .
His first book was published under this title in 1997 (German: Fermat's last sentence , 2000), the first book on mathematics that became a bestseller in Great Britain . Using the story of Andrew Wiles and his proof of Fermat's Conjecture , which had failed the world's best mathematicians for over 300 years, Singh describes the history of mathematics from its ancient beginnings to the present day.
The Code Book , the history of cryptography (German: Geheime Messschaften , 2002) was published in 1999 . In 2004, Singh published Big Bang , a book about the theory that the universe was created by a Big Bang (German: Big Bang , 2005). For this book he received the 2006 Science Writing Award from the American Institute of Physics .
In 2008, Singh was sued by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) for defamation for writing in a column in the Guardian newspaper that it promoted fraudulent or bogus therapies. In a backlash to the ongoing process, more than 500 chiropractors complained about misleading advertising within one day , and a national chiropractor organization recommended that its members take their websites offline. Singh received worldwide support from scholars and journalists, and efforts to reform the UK Defamation Act were given a boost.
In the hearing before the High Court on May 7, 2009, Judge Justice Eady ruled that the text passage complained of did not constitute an expression of opinion ("fair comment"), but an assertion of fact. Singh appealed against it. On April 1, 2010, the Court of Appeal ruled in Singh's favor. The BCA withdrew its lawsuit on April 15, 2010.
- Fermat's last sentence. dtv, Munich 2000, ISBN 3-423-33052-X .
- Secret messages . Hanser, Munich 2000, ISBN 3-446-19873-3 and dtv, Munich 2001, ISBN 3-423-33071-6 .
- Codes. dtv, Munich 2004, ISBN 3-423-62167-2 .
- Big bang. Hanser, Munich 2005, ISBN 3-446-20598-5 and dtv, Munich 2007, ISBN 978-3-423-34413-5 .
- with Edzard Ernst : Healthy without pills - what can alternative medicine do? Hanser, Munich 2009, ISBN 978-3-446-23301-0 .
- Homer's last sentence: The Simpsons and Math. Hanser, Munich 2013, ISBN 978-3-446-43771-5
- Literature by and about Simon Singh in the catalog of the German National Library
- Simon Singh's website
- Interview with Simon Singh at the World Skeptics Congress 2012 in Berlin
- Science and Society: The Secret History of Secret Codes . tape 6 . CERN Bulletin, February 4, 2002 (English, cern.ch [accessed July 29, 2019]).
- Singh, Simon - Author profile . INSPIRE-HEP . Retrieved July 29, 2019.
- R Eden: Doctors take Simon Singh to court . In: The Daily Telegraph , August 16, 2008. Retrieved December 12, 2008.
- Lucas Laursen: The Great Beyond: Chiropractic group advises members to 'withdraw from the battleground' . Nature.com. Retrieved June 20, 2009.
- Cassandra Will Yard: Lawsuit sparks calls for libel law reform . Nature Medicine . Retrieved July 8, 2009.
- David Allen Green: BCA v Singh: The Official ruling. In: Jack of Kent. May 28, 2009, archived from the original on June 5, 2013 ; Retrieved February 14, 2011 .
- Science writer Simon Singh wins bitter libel battle . April 15, 2010.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Singh, Simon Lehna (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British science journalist, writer and producer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 19, 1964|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Wellington , Somerset|