Mark Ronan

Mark Ronan

The French polymath Henri Pointcaré excelled in astronomy, physics mathematics and a lot more

Robert Oppenheimer, far from being a one-dimensional Dr Atomic, was a tragic character of huge erudition

If you think that the discovery of the Higgs Boson solved all the mysteries of particle physics, think again

Einstein’s biggest breakthroughs came after he had made an effort to learn from his earlier mistakes

Will today’s scientists hunting the Higgs boson prove as ingenious as the ancient Mesopotamians?

As publishers charge more for journals, academics are beginning to feel short-changed.

Minkowski enabled Einstein to supersede Newton. Today’s scientists must emulate them

Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Trichet recently attended a premiere of Tannhauser in Bayreuth but their own lives are more like an operatic melodrama

David Brooks is political flavour of the month this side of the Atlantic, so in thrall is Westminster to Barack Obama

Ludicrous red-tape is stifling innovation and inspiration in Universities. Administrators must step aside