Hermann Bondi (1919-2005)

Nityananda, Rajaram (2016) Hermann Bondi (1919-2005). Resonance: Journal of Science Education, 21 (3). pp. 206-209.

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Hermann Bondi was born in Austria, in a Jewish family which was not very orthodox. He recounts not seeing the need for religion from a young age. His great mathematical talent was clear even in school, and he was familiar with much of classical physics by the time he finished – the main obstacle to his high school diploma being Latin. His mother arranged a meeting with the famous English relativist and astronomer, Arthur Eddington, as a resulty of which he went to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1937. He was already interested in relativity and was initially admitted as a ‘commoner’ – a full fee-paying student.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Nityananda, Rajaram
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hermann. Mathematician. Relativity.
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Science education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Arts and Sciences
Full Text Status: Public
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/118
Publisher URL: https://www.ias.ac.in/describe/article/reso/021/03...

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