Category Archives: Politics

The reaction to Justin Trudeau’s explanation of Quantum Computers shows we should raise our expectations

At the Guardian.

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Light and Dark Matter in Durham

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Heroes, monsters and people: When it comes to moral choices, outstanding physicists are very ordinary

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What does a pentaquark mean to you?

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Inside the Rad Lab

Review of Michael Hiltzik’s Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention That Launched the Military-Industrial Complex in Nature.

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Research funding: Is size really the most important thing?

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The Petrie Multiplier

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Life and Physics in Pictures No. 3

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A follow up on research impact and the REF

Anyone connected with UK academia, who follows news about it, or indeed who has met a UK academic socially over the last couple of years, will probably have heard about the Research Excellence Framework (REF). All UK universities had their … Continue reading

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What’s in your bag?

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