Making Sense of Oppenheimer (Physics World Link)

A review of Ray Monk’s biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer (December 2013).

The New Idols: Bacon (Physics World Link)

What would be on Francis Bacon’s list of idols today? (June 2013).

Atmospheric Tales (Physics World Link)

Why is Lomonosov’s claim to have discovered Venus’s atmosphere still controversial? (May 2012)

Happy Birthday, Lomonosov! (Physics World Link)

Born 300 years ago this month, Mikhail Lomonosov was surely Russia’s first modern scientist, yet he remains strangely unknown outside his homeland (November 2011).

John H. Marburger III (1941-2011) (Physics World Link)

Lessons to be learned from the life of an experienced science administrator (September 2011).

Bohr Paradox (Physics World Link)

Niels Bohr’s towering role in the history of physics can be difficult to appreciate (May 2008).