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07 October 2018

‘The Universe Speaks in Numbers’ to be published in May 2019

Graham’s publishers in the UK, Faber, announced last Friday that they will be publishing his next book in early May 2019. Basic Books will publish it a few weeks later in the U.S. and Canada. Graham said: ‘It will be good to see the book in the stores, five years after I conceived it.’

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15 September 2018

The Strangest Man in Orkney

Dirac performed onstage last week at the Orkney Science Festival, played by the actor and former physicist David Sumner.

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Dirac in Orkney
Photo courtesy of Andrea Blackie
14 March 2018

RIP Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was one of the greatest experts on gravity and cosmology of the twentieth century. Graham met him (over lunch) three times but never spoke to him – the awe was too great. But in the 1970s Graham did once come close to putting him in hospital ……

Hawking taking a zero-gravity flight in a reduced-gravity aircraft, 2007
Photograph: AP

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09 October 2017

Farewell Bohr’s hierophant

Finn Aaserud

Finn Aaserud, former Director of the Neils Bohr Archive

Finn Aaserud has done more than anyone in the past fifty years to illuminate the memory of the most revered Danish theoretical physicist of the twentieth century. Following Finn’s recent retirement, dozens of colleagues and peers gathered on Monday afternoon last week to thank him for his great service and to wish him well for the future.

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