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18 April 2019

‘THE UNIVERSE SPEAKS IN NUMBERS’ – INTERVIEW 3

SIMON SCHAFFER

Simon Schaffer is not only a leading historian of science but also a great teacher. He is without peer in his ability to illuminate how thinking about thinking about the natural world developed into our modern understanding of physics, often in ways unknown to most physicists today.

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Schaffer

11 April 2019

‘THE UNIVERSE SPEAKS IN NUMBERS’ – INTERVIEW 2

MICHAEL ATIYAH

In an interview with Graham last November, Sir Michael Atiyah described how he became a ‘quasi-physicist. Ten weeks later, Atiyah was dead. He was one of the most accomplished mathematicians of the past century: no one had done more in the past decades to discover close links between pure mathematics and fundamental physics. Undoubtedly a great mind, he was also an indomitable spirit.

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Atiyah & Maxwell photo

04 April 2019

‘THE UNIVERSE SPEAKS IN NUMBERS’ – INTERVIEW

NIMA ARKANI-HAMED

Leading theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed gave Graham an inspiring interview about the mysterious harmony between pure mathematics and fundamental physics.

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Nima

03 February 2019

Meitnerfest

The life and career of Lise Meitner, a pioneer of nuclear physics, was celebrated in a day of events at Churchill College Cambridge on 28 January. The symposium comprised three sessions – including one chaired by Graham – and, after dinner, a performance of the play ‘Curie_Meitner_Lamarr_Indivisible’.

Lise Meitner
painting of Lise Meitner by Sir Roy Calne

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