"Finally, I had discussed with Dr Roche the possibility of inviting some of you to a meeting in Oxford over the summer. Alas in late June I had a fall from my bike and broke a wrist and a shoulder from which I am now recovering, so the earliest date now would be September. I could then clarify any queries you had on my earlier reply, and say something about your second question [ http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x22j.pdf ]. It is a much less  interesting question than your first [ http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x2bg.pdf ], since it is based on erroneous mathematics, and hence a false antithesis. Let me know if you are interested.

Best wishes Christopher Palmer" - July 23, 2015




25 August 2015

Dear Dr. Palmer,

Two years ago you wrote that you would comment on "The Second Catt Question" "after Christmas".

I recently asked you to comment in writing on "The Second Catt Question" http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x22j.pdf  "based on erroneous mathematics" before we meet . I cannot find any mathematics in "The Second Catt Question". http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x18j197.pdf


Ivor Catt




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Christopher Palmer wins MPLS Divisional ‘Project Award’ for innovative teaching

The Divisional Teaching Awards were announced at the MPLS Summer Party by the Head of Division Prof. Alex Halliday. Dr Christopher Palmer, Departmental Lecturer in Physics, was awarded the ‘Project Award’ for innovative teaching, worth £3k. Dr Palmer has been running the annual Oxford Undergraduate Physics Conference since 2007, when it was initially funded with an earlier Teaching award. Dr Palmer's new project will extend this concept to an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference, tackling themes of broad interest across the University.

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Interdisciplinary studies are currently attracting enormous interest, so now is the time to find a way to engage our undergraduates, studying our famously focussed single-honours degree courses, with ideas from widely separated disciplines. I am excited by the prospect of working with colleagues from other divisions to develop the concept of the Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference









By Dr. Christopher Palmer.

https://users.physics.ox.ac.uk/~palmerc/S8Files/thopt_emag.pdf - Where's the beef?



The Second Catt Question;



I am anxious to add Dr. Palmer's comments to this web page http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x22j.pdf . He promised them two years ago.



[When we have a meeting,] I could then clarify any queries you had on my earlier reply [ http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x2bg.pdf ] , and say something about your second question [ http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x22j.pdf ]. It is a much less interesting question than your first http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/x2bg.pdf ], since it is based on erroneous mathematics, and hence a false antithesis. – Dr. Palmer, July 2015