The physicist's description of matter
1: PARTICLES AND WAVES by A. B. Pippard , F.R.s. Plummer Professor of Physics University of Cambridge
Opinions may differ on the interpretation of the Quantum Theory, but nobody doubts the experimental basis. The fundamental units of matter behave in ways quite remote from everyday experience, and any understanding of the theory must start with the facts. Professor Pippard describes some experiments that have led to our state of ' knowledge without understanding.'
'Aggeridge, Ankerton, Borby, Bungabine, Cloistermouth, Cuthbun, Hogg, Libstrob, Muffet, Mudd, Munn ma, Orris, Root, Terhew, Trindle, Unman, Wittering, and Zigo (absent)...' The roll-call of Lower Vb at Chantry: it explains the title of the play, and the names of many of the characters.
(BBC recording: Third broadcast)
John Ebony, just down from Oxford:
Nadia, John's wife:
Cuthbun, a clever little boy:
Cloistermouth, a giood little boy:
Orris, a boy who is good at French:
Bungabine, a buffoon of a boy:
Unman, a tiresome boy:
Libstrob, a lout of a boy:
Aggeridge, an athletic boy:
Terhew, an interesting boy:
Wittering, a wrenched little boy:
Trindle, a fly boy:
Winstanley, a very senior mathematics master:
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