Inequalities Compromising Development

This essay, by Bertie Low OS, was the winner of the Rhodes Prize, 2020. We first have to establish what is meant by the term “inequalities”. According to the UN, inequality is: “the state of not being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities”[1]. But we must also observe that it is plural. Therefore, we must look at the different kinds of inequality. There are two … Continue reading Inequalities Compromising Development

The Importance of Muons to Geography

Muons are an extremely dense (207 times heavier than an electron), negatively charged subatomic particle. They were first discovered in 1936 by Carl D. Anderson and Seth Neddermeyer and are formed when high energy protons in cosmic rays collide with atomic nuclei in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. It has been estimated that around 10,000 reach any one square metre of Earth, every minute. Without going … Continue reading The Importance of Muons to Geography