The Future of Everything

June 26, 2012

Negative pigs

Filed under: World Finance column — Tags: — David @ 3:03 pm

They say no-one except Vince Cable saw the global financial crisis coming. They couldn’t be more wrong.

Latest World Finance column on Frederick Soddy’s contribution to economics.

June 25, 2012

Higgs boson

Filed under: Physics — David @ 9:02 am

Latest rumor on Higgs boson front is that CERN is arranging a press conference on July 4 to (possibly) announce the official discovery of the Higgs boson.

I was originally a skeptic on the Higgs, though I’ll admit I did warm to the Standard Model while writing my book Truth or Beauty. In my mind it has come to resemble an iconic piece of architecture from the 1960s, which I hope will be lovingly refurbished rather than dynamited by planners.

Anyway, the discovery is very exciting if it turns out to be true – though as I mentioned back in 2008, it would be even more exciting if the particle turns out to be at least slightly different from expected …

June 13, 2012

Climate Change and its Impact on Preservation Management of Archaeological Sites, Athens

Filed under: Talks — Tags: , — David @ 1:40 pm

Talk on climate change and cultural heritage, Athens

Talk at roundtable on climate change and cultural heritage in Athens, April 2012.  Watch video

Breakthrough economics

Filed under: Talks — Tags: , — David @ 10:28 am

Talk at the Breakthough Capitalism Forum in London, May 29

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