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

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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