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Chris Smith is a doctor and a scientist. In 2001 he completed a medical degree and a PhD in herpes virology on the Cambridge University MB / PhD programme. Chris started The Naked Scientists Radio Show, its predecessor, ScienceWorld,
and is also the driving force behind this website (with huge thanks due also to the team at CARET). Chris is a clinical lecturer and specialist registrar in virology at Cambridge University. In the future he hopes to earn enough money to get someone to take a decent photo of him (the shot above required lots of vaseline on the lens) and to afford counselling for his abysmal jokes (but he accepts there are limits to what technology, and medicine, can do!)

From the Naked Scientists website:

The Naked Scientists are a media-savvy group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who use radio, live lectures, and the Internet to strip science down to its bare essentials, and promote it to the general public. Their award winning BBC weekly radio programme, The Naked Scientists, reaches a potential audience of 6 million listeners across the east of England, and also has an international following on the web.

Each week, listeners of all ages and backgrounds tune in on a Sunday evening to hear creator Dr. Chris Smith, together with his entertaining sidekicks, interview renowned scientists and researchers from all over the world and take science questions on any subject live from the listening public.

In addition to the radio show, the group has organised Naked Science at Borders, a public lecture series enabling the community to attend informative presentations given by some of the UK's most celebrated scientists. They have also put together this website to allow the radio show, lectures, and much more to be accessible world-wide. According to Dr. Smith, the basic goal of the Naked Scientists "is to help people enjoy science as much as we do and, at the same time, to have fun."

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