In May 2000 Physics Today fired Jeff Schmidt, a long-time, excellent editor, for writing a brilliant book too close to the truth: Disciplined Minds. The American Institute of Physics, publishers of Physics Today, have just settled the case on terms very favorable to Schmidt. Here are documents about the settlement.
I was a physics lecturer at the University of Cambridge, in David MacKay's Inference group where I followed my interests in improving physics and mathematics teaching and in writing textbooks, supported by the Gatsby Charitable Trust. I am now at at MIT.
|Physics and war|
Dissertation (US letter format) including one-half of a textbook on order-of-magnitude physics.
Classic report on mathematics teaching by
Classic report on mathematics teaching by Louis Benezet, about an experiment done 70 years ago in Manchester, New Hampshire.
My papers on history of science and science teaching for the 2001 IHPST conference in Denver, Colorado.
Teaching survey: A study of physics teaching in Cambridge physics department.
Mark Littman QC on Nato's illegal and immoral bombing of Yugoslavia.
BILL: An Othello program released under the GPL. About 210KB. It was once one of the strongest Othello players in the world (since far surpassed!).
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Postgraduate mathematics and science opportunities in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa.