Reflections on Eye Rays As a young child I used to puzzle about how the world worked. It seemed to me that objects fell to earth very quickly – I remember wondering whether this was instantaneous or not – though my vocabulary would have been more basic! I also thought about how I could see … Continue reading Sultans of Science
This week I attended the 2017 Asia meeting of the Oil & Gas Council in Singapore. Attended by executives from operators, funders and advisors, the mood was generally somber, with much discussion on how the industry is increasingly seen by the public as a ‘dinosaur’; relying on yesterday’s energy sources –largely run by men of … Continue reading The real value that the Energy Sector brings to the world….
“Mathematics can create worlds which are impossible physically but possible in the mind” Marcus Du Sautoy FRS Driving along Jalan Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur last Tuesday morning, I heard (by the miracle of podcasts) the renowned Mathematician and Fellow of the Royal Society, Marcus Du Sautoy, interviewed on ‘the Life Scientific’ . Why did … Continue reading Maths is Eternal – Science is Transitory
Shaded by a canvas sheet from the heat of the sun, John Strutt watched the ancient pyramids pass by as his houseboat continued on its cruise up the Nile. As the days passed he had felt the aches in his joints ease and his vigour return. Now he felt strong enough to return to his … Continue reading How a Nile River cruise in 1872 aided Nuclear Submarine Design…….