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Science, Churchill and Me

The Autobiography of Hermann Bondi

Recounts the experiences, appointments and achievements of this eminent scientist. Dealing systematically with Bondi's childhood in Austria, arrival in Cambridge and his important contributions to the field of mathematics before his appointment as Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, the book conveys how an initially strictly academic career led to a range of positions in the public sector finishing with a return to academia.

For mathematicians and physicists, and all those concerned about the interaction between politics and the development of science.


Published: May 1990

Imprint: Pergamon

ISBN: 978-0-08-037235-8


  • Sir Hermann Bondi's autobiography is a brief and delightful book... Many of his views and insights recorded in this book will be quoted for years to come.
    Physics World, September 1990


  • Foreword. Preface. Vienna. The move to England. The first six months in Egland. Life in Cambridge. Internment. Interregnum. Admiralty Signals Establishment. Thoughts on the Second World War. Life in Cambridge after the War. King's College London. European Space Research Organization. Defence. Energy. Natural Environment Research Council. Churchill College. Reflections. Index.


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