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16 December 2015

Why trust a theory?

In Munich last week, physicists, philosophers, historians and others gathered to debate the question Why Trust a Theory?
 

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Poster

 
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02 December 2015

Beautiful Equations

Jim Al-Khalil’s entertaining Radio 4 programme The Beauty of Equations is now available on BBC iPlayer Radio.
 

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Left to right, producer Deborah Cohen, Graham and presenter Jim Al-Khalili

 
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19 November 2015

Genius player

On Wednesday, Graham realised a long-held ambition to meet John Conway, one of the most innovative mathematicians of the past few decades.

 

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John Conway – drawn by Simon J. Fraser (1973)

 

Inventor of ‘The Game of Life’, surreal numbers and ideas that have found applications in theoretical physics, Conway is a unique figure. Now emeritus professor at Princeton University, he is currently visiting the UK, and has given a special lecture at Cambridge. Graham arranged for him to give an interview in London with The Guardian’s Ian Sample, available as a podcast.

 
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27 September 2015

Neurotribesman

Graham this week realised a long-held ambition of meeting one of the few heroes of social media, Steve Silberman, once described by Graham as the ‘Roger Federer of Tweeting’. Long a prominent journalist, @stevesilberman is an authentic star of Twitter and has recently published NeuroTribes, his new perspective on autism, currently riding high in the New York Times best-sellers list. Recently, the book was long-listed for this year’s Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.

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Steve Silberman (RHS) with Graham in London