By Meg Weston Smith
E A Milne used to be one of many giants of twentieth century astrophysics and cosmology. His daring principles, underpinned by way of his Christianity, sparked controversy — he believed time scales function within the universe.
Struggling opposed to poverty, Milne gained 5 scholarships to Cambridge, yet he by no means complete his measure. In international battle I he was once invited to increase Horace Darwin's gadget for anti-aircraft gunnery and after the Armistice his prowess in ballistics took him immediately to a Fellowship at Trinity collage, Cambridge. by means of the age of thirty he was once a Manchester professor and a Fellow of the Royal Society. At Oxford he battled to enhance the university's angle in the direction of technology, and tested a world-centre of astrophysics. He suffered from Parkinsonism in his forties, the outcome of his having had encephalitis lethargica as a tender guy. notwithstanding, buoyed by way of his Christian religion, he didn't slacken his speed. whilst he died, two times widowed, the writer — Milne's daughter — was once a teenager.
This booklet is born out of interest. The author's objective is to teach the human face of technological know-how, how the process her father's lifestyles used to be formed by way of situation and through the impression of illustrious associates and associates corresponding to Einstein, Eddington, G H Hardy, J B S Haldane, Hubble, F A Lindemann and Rutherford. opposed to all odds, Milne emerged as a systematic powerhouse — and a rebellious one at that.
- A Foothold at the Ladder
- The Upheavals of War
- Adventures with Reflections
- The Trials of Trumpets
- Cambridge Rhapsody
- Riding on a Sunbeam
- New Horizons
- A clinical Wilderness
- Cut and Thrust
- Family as opposed to College
- Cosmic Inspiration
- Oxford's Enlightenment
- The Pendulum and the Atom
- Mathematics, Bombs and Bureaucracy
- A Invitation
- A Race Unfinished
Readership: Astronomers, cosmologists, mathematicians, technology historians, audiences attracted to wartime scientists, the connection among technology and faith, and encephalitis lethargica.
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