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12 December 2016

Dirac in Israel

Paul Dirac last visited Israel in March 1979, when he gave the talk in Jerusalem on the early years of relativity. Thirty-seven years later, Graham visited the Weizmann Institute in Rehevot to talk about the life and work of Dirac, including his visit to Israel.

Dirac in Israel
Dirac during his visit to Jerusalem in March 1979, to give a talk as part of the Einstein centenary celebrations.


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23 November 2016

‘Ten Commandments’ of Communicating Physics

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Imperial College physicist Jess Wade has done of a brilliant job of graphically rendering Graham’s Ten Commandments, which he presented yesterday at the Institute of Physics’ headquarters in London.

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29 October 2016

What was Churchill’s Role in Developing the Bomb?

Churchill and Nuclear Weapons: From the A-Bomb to the H-Bomb

15 November 2016, 5:30pm

 

Graham will be discussing Churchill and the Bomb with historian Kevin Ruane in a public event at Churchill College, Cambridge, on 15 November, with the conversation moderated by the historian of science, Helen Anne Curry. The event is free.

 
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13 October 2016

Physics’s Fallible Pope

The science journal Nature has now published Graham’s review of the new biography of Enrico Fermi by Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin.

Enrico Fermi
Enrico Fermi

Graham says: ‘this piece contains an anecdote given to me by Fermi’s daughter Nella when we were discussing him on the phone, in connection with a lecture-play that I was preparing some twenty years ago. So far as I know, it’s the only story about him that features his fascination with Silly Putty.’