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Paradigm Shift?

An article in the Telegraph (from last month) was pointed out to me the other day about someone who could just be one of the most important people in physics today. Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the current head of the … Continue reading

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Einstein and Eddington

BBC’s Einstein and Eddington aired last night. I quite enjoyed it! I’m sure they used a fair amount of artistic licence on the actual story, but it was certainly a good watch. Quite well written, too, with a couple of … Continue reading

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The Cost of Knowledge

So it wasn’t long ago that one Sir David King (former president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science) was speaking rather vociferously about how we have spent too much on the LHC. While I certainly agree with … Continue reading

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An interview with Stephen Hawking

“Both the LHC, and the space programme, are vital if the human race is not to stultify, and eventually die out. Together they cost less than one tenth of a percent of world GDP. If the human race cannot afford … Continue reading

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