Dr Matt Bothwell

Dr Matt Bothwell


Dr Matt Bothwell is Public Astronomer at the University of Cambridge and a science communicator who gives astronomy talks and lectures on almost any area of astronomy, and makes regular media appearances (including local and national TV and radio). When he is not doing outreach Matt is an observational astronomer, who uses a range of state-of-the-art observing facilities to study the evolution of galaxies across cosmic time.

The Invisible Universe: Why There’s More to Reality than Meets the Eye was published by One World in 2021.

Praise for The Invisible Universe:

‘Throughout the book, concepts are well explained, using metaphors and analogies to create an accessible writing style… An engaging read overall, this book will be of interest to anyone wanting to know more about how we’ve learned what we know about the Universe.’

— Chris North ― BBC Sky at Night

‘Matthew Bothwell’s excellent book is a compelling read. He sets the latest fascinating discoveries in their historical context, and highlights the mysteries that challenge future astronomers. The coverage is comprehensive and clear. The book stands out in a crowded field and deserves very wide readership.’

— Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal

‘Matthew Bothwell has opened a new window onto the night sky for his readers… A unique and compelling read that will open your eyes to the beautiful and multifaceted universe that scientists are exploring today.’

— Emily Levesque, author of The Last Stargazers

The Invisible Universe shows everything in a new light. In clear language this book takes you from the familiar to the deeply strange, from blue skies to black holes and beyond, showing how much we’ve learned and the immensity of what we have yet to understand.’

— Ken MacLeod, author of the award-winning Fall Revolution series