Welcome to the personal website of James Lovelock, originator of Gaia theory, inventor of the electron capture detector (which made possible the detection of CFCs and other atmospheric nano-pollutants) and of the microwave oven.

We have begun to add a new series of scientific papers by Prof Lovelock / co-authors onto the website.

We aim to add further content – articles, scientific papers and speeches – over coming weeks and months. Please come back soon to see the latest additions.

James Lovelock 2019

Having turned 100 in July 2019, James Lovelock died at his home in Abbotsbury, Dorset, on 26 July 2022 – his 103rd birthday – of complications related to a fall.

Tributes and memories may be published here – contact Dan at Bournemouth.com.

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