Anthony Garrett is the founder and managing editor of SCITEXT CAMBRIDGE. He studied physics at the University of Cambridge from 1975 to 1985, gaining his degree in 1978 and going on to obtain a doctorate (PhD) from the Cavendish Laboratory, the university’s physics department. His doctoral thesis and early papers were in plasma kinetic theory. He remained at the physics department during a three-year research fellowship before broadening his university research career overseas. In 1988 he joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow, where he studied the applications of probability theory in physics. He returned to Cambridge in 1992, and after gaining experience in editing scientific documents he founded SCITEXT CAMBRIDGE in 1995. The principles for effective science writing in this website was written by Dr Garrett. He is concerned with the communication of science at both expert and popular levels, and has given many science talks on radio.