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Isaac Newton Lecture explores ground-breaking physics in memory of Sir Thomas Kibble

Isaac Newton Lecture explores ground-breaking physics in memory of Sir Thomas Kibble

8 December 2016

The life and work of Professor Sir Thomas Kibble was the subject of a commemorative lecture at the IOP’s London premises on 30 November

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