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Dissident physicist Xu Liangying dies, aged 92

Xu Liangying

Xu Liangying, a dissident physicist who devoted much of his life to speaking up for democracy and political freedom, died in a Beijing hospital yesterday afternoon. He was 92.

Tuesday, 29 January, 2013, 4:29am

Who said it?

It will overturn the basis of all modern sciences. Physicists will get busy rebuilding everything from the rubble

Cao Jun, China's top physicist, on the discovery announced by European scientists

Locking him inside a room is just the same as imprisonment. He was forced to end his life because of his teachers

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


Goal of science

The purpose of science is to produce useful models of reality

Form hypotheses (high-poth-uh-seas) based on observations made in the world

Analyse (an-a-lahyz) a number of related hypotheses

Form general theories (thee-or-rees)

Theories benefit society or human individuals who make use of them

25 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Tango makes a good try at a tough task

The problem with language is that so many nations speak different ones. The Internet grew up in the United States, where they speak a form of English, the World-Wide Web was the idea of a British physicist in Switzerland. The French have reservations about the whole idea.

12 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Power to reckon with

AN American physicist holds a thermoelectric generator - a key to the technological viability of a continuous gas furnace, a residential heating unit that would continue to operate even during a power failure Reuter

22 Mar 1993 - 12:00am