John D. Barrow

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Professor John D. Barrow FRS (b. 1952, London) is an English theoretical physicist and currently Research Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. He is also a popular-science writer and playwright.

Barrow obtained his first degree in Mathematics from the University of Durham in 1974. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Oxford, and has also worked at the University of California at Berkeley.

In 1981 he joined the University of Sussex, where he stayed until moving to the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge in 1999. He is also the Director of the Millennium Mathematics Project.

Along with over 300 journal publications, he is also a successful popular science writer. He published his first book, The Left Hand of Creation, in 1983, and has published a further 14 books. He is also a popular science lecturer, and has lectured at 10 Downing Street, Windsor Castle and the Vatican.

In 2002, his play Infinities premiered in Milan, and has also played in Valencia.

Publications

The Constants of Nature ISBN 0099286475
The Constants of Nature ISBN 0224061356
The Book of Nothing ISBN 0099288451
Impossibility: The Limits of Science and the Science of Limits ISBN 0099772116
Theories Of Everything ISBN 009998380X

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