Our quick guide to referencing & citation and Richard Feynman…

Dear colleagues,

We have all experienced the situation where, usually with the best of intentions, our work has been used without being properly acknowledged! Therefore we thought a short piece on referencing and citation could help EH professionals prevent this problem in the future, please download it for free via this link:

EHRNet quick guide to referencing & citation

Rob writes: I first came across the work of theoretical physicist Richard Feynman a few years ago whilst in a muddy festival field listening to Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince ranting about the poor grasp of science of many journalists, politicians etc etc. I have yet to read a Feynman book (let me finish PhD first), but his You tube clips are brilliant for teaching and his abilities as a science communicator are legendary.

Last night Feynman’s work for the President’s Commission into the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCLgRyKvfp0) was dramatised by the BBC and makes a powerful case study of the politics of health and safety accident investigation. For UK residents it’s available to watch until 25th March 2013 via:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00zstkn/The_Challenger/

With best wishes,

Surindar & Alan

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2 thoughts on “Our quick guide to referencing & citation and Richard Feynman…

  1. Thanks…the referencing guide is very helpful. I also think Richard Feynman was fantastic!!! I love his video clips….I could watch them for hours!! Will definately be watching the BBC programme as I did not realise it was on last night.

  2. Richard Feyman was a most impressive scientist. A Nobel prize winner, he is the founding father of nanoscience and technology with his 1959 paper- “There’s room down below “. The programme is a very good drama in addition to portraying the man as being of the highest scientific integrity when all around are losing theirs. A fascinating story of man voted one of the top 10 most influential scientists of the 20th century. His influence on nanoscience will have a huge global impact as the 21st century develops and sopem astonishing products and scientific break throughs in nanoscience and nanobioscience.
    Maurice Brennan

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