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God, Stephen Hawking and M-Theory

At The Guardian PS “Speak My Brains”, hat-tip to the Day Today. Advertisements

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Reality Check

I’ve been interviewing candidates for postdoc and PhD positions in particle physics at UCL. This against a backdrop of the start of high energy physics at the LHC, ongoing STFC cuts and government responses to them, and a general election … Continue reading

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Stay broad in science, but focus the exploitation.

I have another piece in the New Scientists S-Word blog today, discussing Lord Drayson’s recent speech on science and economic return. My comments are intended constructively from the point of view of a committed scientist who believes that science is … Continue reading

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The STFC: what went wrong

There has been a great deal of speculation about how a major research funding body – the Science and Technology Funding Council – has lurched from one financial crisis to another. Yesterday in the evidence session of the Science and … Continue reading

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