Keith Lucas FRS

An airborne pioneer

8 March 2014 by

This year we’re commemorating the start of the First World War in 1914, and from time to time we’ll be…

Srinivasa Ramanujan FRS

Movie maths

17 February 2014 by

I discovered recently that a past Fellow of the Royal Society is about to become the subject of not one…

Alloy wire explosion, by Martin van Marum (detail)

Darkly bound

6 February 2014 by

In recent blogs I’ve shown a lookalike Georgia O’Keeffe and a Damien Hirst prequel. Let’s go for the full Modernist…