ACADEMICS #2 | 29 Nov 2016 |
Dr Bruce Sinclair
We talk to Dr Bruce Sinclair, one of the faces that welcomes new students to the university in his role as Director of Teaching. We take a look at Dr Sinclair's achievements, he gives a shot at explaining special relativity and Dr Sinclair describes what it is that makes St Andrews so special.

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