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From Newton to Hawking and beyond: a short history of the Lucasian Chair

Kevin Orrman-Rossiter, University of Melbourne and Morgan Saletta, University of Melbourne On July 1 physicist Michael Cates will be the 19th person to sit in what is perhaps the most prestigious “chair” in science when he assumes the post of the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. Although sometimes called “Newton’s chair” after its […]