What is the picture of the front page of your blog?
The picture is Man, Controller of the Universe (1934), a mural by Mexican artist Diego Rivera.
If you’re a physicist, why are you blogging about politics?
I’m interested in almost everything, not exclusively physics. I write about my work elsewhere. But the way we run and govern our society matters hugely to every aspect of human life. It’s an immensely important, especially at this current time, with the world economy in a state of crisis, and few real solutions being offered by the main political parties, in the UK, Europe and elsewhere.
Why is the blog called “Symmetry Breaks”?
Symmetry Breaking, Broken Symmetry and Breaking Symmetry were already taken.