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Gravity’s Engines: Caleb Scharf at the Royal Institution

Caleb Scharf  is Director of Columbia University’s Astrobiology Center, and his recent book is Gravity’s Engines: the Other Side of Black Holes; the American edition has the subtitle How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos … Continue reading

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The Book of Universes: John D Barrow at the Royal Institution

John D Barrow’s new book, The Book of Universes, has so far proved to be a fascinating read – I’m only about a third the way through. The book starts the story way back in Aristotle’s time, whereas the talk … Continue reading

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Cycles of Time: Roger Penrose at the Royal Institution

Well, my mind has been well and truly boggled this evening. I started the day by driving over the North Downs at Gatton early this morning. The main roads were all clogged up so, although I was in an area … Continue reading

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