Thought for the month

“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” Probably W.L. Sheldon, US lecturer on ethics (1858 – 1907) rather than Ernest Hemingway.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Making waves

The Physics World 2016 Breakthrough of the Year has gone to the LIGO Scientific Collaboration for the direct observations of gravitational waves. The separate Breakthrough Prize has seen over $25 million awarded for a wide range of work including gravitational waves, string theory and cell division.

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