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30 October 2014

Steven Weinberg – theorist’s theorist

Steven Weinberg has been one of the most luminous stars of theoretical physics for fifty years. For over half that time, he has been based at the University of Texas at Austin, where Graham talked with him at length this week about the relationship between pure mathematics and fundamental physics, the subject of Graham’s next book.
 
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Weinberg

26 September 2014

Hodgesfest

At the Oxford Mathematical Institute this week, physicists and mathematicians have been celebrating the 65th birthday of Andrew Hodges, pioneer of twistor diagrams and biographer of Alan Turing. Graham attended the meeting, titled New geometric structures in scattering amplitudes, organised in collaboration with the Clay Mathematics Institute and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

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Andrew Hodges

Andrew Hodges

06 September 2014

Remembering the Clement Attlee of nuclear science

Graham will be speaking at an international gathering on 18 and 19 September to celebrate the life and legacy of Sir John Cockcroft.

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Sir John Cockroft

21 August 2014

At the Edinburgh Book Festival

Graham appeared onstage today with Taylor Downing, author of the fine Secret Warriors. In the audience was Peter Higgs, co-winner of last year’s Nobel Prize for physics. Over lunch with Graham beforehand, Peter said that he was now making progress with his aim ‘to retire from retirement’.

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Book signing