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23 November 2014

‘Wittgenstein and Physics’

The first one-day conference in series organised by the St Cross Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics, Wittgenstein and Physics, took place in Oxford yesterday. Organised by Jo Ashbourn, it was a hugely successful event, highlighting many of Wittgenstein’s important contributions to thinking about the nature of physics.

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Left to right: Harvey Brown (philosopher of physics, Oxford University), Rupert Read (philosopher, East Anglia University), Graham, Chon Tejedor (philosopher, Hertfordshire University), Richard Staley (philosopher and historian, Cambridge University), Jo Ashbourn (physicist, Oxford University)

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