You can feel accepted and 'at home' whatever
your background or beliefs
Oliver, 1st Year
Professor in Semiconductor Device Engineering
Chris Burgoyne shows that Structural Engineers do much more than just building bridges.
After graduating from Oxford in 1964, I joined the research group of Luis Alvarez at the University of California, Berkeley, where I obtained a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics in 1969. That was a time of great excitement, with discoveries coming thick and fast. I studied the new phenomenon of CP (charge-conjugation times parity) violation in neutral K mesons, using the bubble-chamber technique for which Alvarez was awarded the 1968 Nobel Prize.
I usually describe myself as a ‘cultural’ historian, an adjective that raised eyebrows when I joined the History Faculty in Cambridge in 1979, but became normal and even fashionable by the 1990s.