The Story behind the creation of the OED
The Professor and Madman, a biographical film based on the Simon Winchester bestseller, The Surgeon of Crowthorne, is now in theatres. For those who are anxious to know more about the history of The Oxford English Dictionary, The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary is on special offer for a limited time on this website only.
（October 19, 2020）
OUP author Roger Penrose jointly wins the Nobel Prize in Physics
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Professor Sir Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for their pioneering work on black holes. The theoretical physicist is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, and emeritus fellow of Wadham College, Oxford. Professor Penrose received the award “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity.”. Professor Penrose is the author of numerous titles published with OUP, a selection of which are listed below.
- Roger Penrose: Collected Works. (Hardback, 2010.)
Volume 1: 1953-1967
Volume 2: 1968-1975
Volume 3: 1976-1980
Volume 4: 1981-1989
Volume 5: 1990-1996
Volume 6: 1997-2003
- The Emperor’s New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics. (Oxford Landmark Science Series, (Paperback, 2016; a reprint from the original edition published in 1989. Winner of the 1990 Science Book Prize.)
- The Geometric Universe: Science, Geometry, and the Works of Roger Penrose. (Hardback, 1998.)
- Ludwig Boltzmann: The Man Who Trusted Atoms. Foreword by Sir Roger Penrose. (Hardback, 1998; Paperback, 2006.)
（October 20, 2020）
We interact with the world around us with all our senses—such as sight, hearing, smell, but also much more! The senses are fundamental to our experiences. The research area of multisensory experiences considers the different human senses and their interactions when designing human experiences. This area is growing in academic fields such as Human-Computer Interaction, marketing, and the arts, but also marks a growing trend beyond the academic world. Many practitioner initiatives are now placing the human senses at the centre of their design process such as chefs, marketers, and technology developers.
Carlos Velasco and Marianna Obrist offer a sneak peek of their new book, Multisensory Experiences: Where the senses meet technology, by summarizing what exactly are multisensory experiences, the experiences transformed by innovative technology, and the future that we can foresee in their recent OUPblog post, The senses in an increasing digital world. You can also watch a two-minute book launch teaser on YouTube.
（October 20, 2020）
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