- John D. Barrow
**John David Barrow**FRS (bornNovember 29 ,1952 ,London ) is an English cosmologist, theoretical physicist, andmathematician . He is currently Research Professor of Mathematical Sciences at theUniversity of Cambridge . Barrow is also a writer of popular science and an amateurplaywright .**Life**Barrow obtained his first degree in

Mathematics andphysics fromVan Mildert College at theUniversity of Durham in 1974. [*cite web*] In 1977, he completed his doctorate in

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accessdate = 2007-11-24astrophysics at Magdalen College in theUniversity of Oxford underDennis William Sciama . He did two postdoctoral years inastronomy at theUniversity of California, Berkeley .In 1981 he joined the

University of Sussex , rising to the rank of Professor. In 1999, he became Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics atCambridge University . He is Director of theMillennium Mathematics Project . From 2003–2007 he wasGresham Professor of Astronomy atGresham College , London, and he has been appointed as Gresham Professor of Geometry from 2008–2011; only one person has previously held two different Gresham chairs. [*[*]*http://www.templeton.org/pdfs/press_releases/Barrow_Gresham_Chair.pdf Gresham College: New Gresham Chair of Geometry*] .Barrow's writings, especially his "The Anthropic Cosmological Principle" (with

Frank J. Tipler ), summarise the state of the affairs of physical questions, often in the form of compendia of a large number of facts assembled from the works of great physicists, such asPaul Dirac . His popular approach to philosophical issues posed byphysical cosmology have made his works accessible to the general reader.Along with over 400 articles in journals, Barrow has published 17 books for a general readership, beginning with his 1983 "The Left Hand of Creation". He has lectured at

10 Downing Street ,Windsor Castle , the Vatican, and on various occasions to the general public. In 2002, his play "Infinities" premiered inMilan , played in Valencia, and won the [*http://www.ubulibri.it/pagine/ipremi_ubu_2.htm Premi Ubu 2002 Italian Theatre Prize*] .He was awarded the 2006

Templeton Prize for "Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities" for his "writings about the relationship between life and the universe, and the nature of human understanding [which] have created new perspectives on questions of ultimate concern to science and religion". [*cite web*] He is a member of a

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accessdate = 2007-11-24United Reformed Church , which he describes as teaching "a traditional deistic picture of the universe". [*cite web*]

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accessdate = 2007-11-24**Books**In English:

# "New Theories of Everything"

# "Between Inner Space and Outer Space: Essays on the Science, Art, and Philosophy of the Origin of the Universe"

# "Impossibility: Limits of Science and the Science of Limits. ISBN 0-09-977211-6"

# "Material Content of the Universe"

# "Pi in the Sky: Counting, Thinking, and Being"

# "Science and Ultimate Reality: Quantum Theory, Cosmology and Complexity"

# "The Anthropic Cosmological Principle" (withFrank J. Tipler ). Oxford Uni. Press. ISBN 0-19-282147-4

# "The Artful Universe: The Cosmic Source of Human Creativity"

# "The Book of Nothing: Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe"

# "The Infinite Book: A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless"

# "The Left Hand of Creation: The Origin and Evolution of the Expanding Universe"

# "The Origin of the Universe: To the Edge of Space and Time"

# "The Universe That Discovered Itself"

# "The World Within the World"

# "Theories of Everything: The Quest for Ultimate Explanation"

# "The Constants of Nature: The Numbers that Encode the Deepest Secrets of the Universe"In other languages:

# "L'Homme et le Cosmos" (in French)

# "Perché il Mondo è Matematico?" (in Italian)**ee also***

anthropic principle **References****External links*** [

*http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/jdb34/ John D Barrow homepage*]

* [*http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/gr/members/barrowpubl_apr04.pdf Publications list*]

* [*http://www.mmp.maths.org.uk/ Millennium Mathematics Project*]**Publications available on the Internet*** [

*http://plus.maths.org/issue11/features/cfractions/index.html Chaos in Numberland: the secret life of continued fractions*]

* [*http://nrich.maths.org/MOTIVATE/conf3/article1.html Chaos*]

* [*http://motivate.maths.org/conferences/conf23/c23_preview.shtml Mathematics and Sports*]

* [*http://www.connectspace.co.uk Connections in Space website and CD Rom on mathematical and artistic aspects of space, with R. Bright, M. Kemp i N. Mee*]

* [*http://plus.maths.org/issue25/editorial/index.html Outer space - A Sense of Balance*]

* [*http://www.simulation-argument.com/barrowsim.pdf Living in a Simulation, 2003.*]

* [*http://plus.maths.org/issue26/outerspace/ Outer Space - Independence Day*]

* [*http://plus.maths.org/issue26/outerspace/solution.html Solution to A Sense of Balance*]

* [*http://plus.maths.org/issue27/outerspace/index.html Outer Space - Rugby and Relativity*]

* [*http://plus.maths.org/issue27/outerspace/solution.html Solution to Independence Day*]

* [*http://www.plus.maths.org/issue28/outerspace/index.html Wagons Roll*]

* [*http://www.plus.maths.org/issue28/outerspace/solution.html Solution to Rugby and Relativity*]

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