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‘Encounters of a mathematician’… TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | For the last few weeks, I have been cataloguing the papers of mathematician, Walter Ledermann (1911-2009).  The collection largely composes of highly mathematical letters from Thomson to Ledermann.  Having the …Continue reading →

‘Who is that chap with the terrific head?!’ TAGS: | | | | | Robert Heriot Westwater’s most famous portrait is probably that of Christopher Murray Grieve (more widely known by his nom de plume,  Hugh McDiarmid!).  But Westwater also painted two very different …Continue reading →

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A few of my favourite things…III TAGS: | | | | | | | | | In his mid 20s, Thomson found himself studying for a PhD under the formidable talents of Nobel Prize winining physicist, Karl Ferdinand Braun, at the University of Strasburg.  Today’s object …Continue reading →

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