A powerhouse of theoretical physics, and one of the UK’s unsung science heroes, Graham Ross laid out the pathway to the discovery of the gluon, the force carrier for the strong nuclear force. He taught Richard Feynman how quantum chromodynamics (QCD) could be used to work out the interactions between quarks and leptons.

His work in developing the Standard Model of particles and forces has led to many new insights into the origins and nature of the universe. He even taught Richard Feynman how quantum chromodynamics, QCD, could be used to work out the interactions between quarks and leptons.

“Why the mathematics that we discovered should be relevant to the physical processes is surprising, I think, and something that may have a fundamental reason, but continually amazes me,” he says.

Professor Graham Ross from the University of Oxford is the winner of the 2012 Dirac Medal awarded by the Institute of Physics.

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Filmed at Wadham College, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom. September 2012.

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