A powerhouse of theoretical physics, and one of the UK’s unsung science heroes, Graham Ross laid out the pathway to the discovery of the gluon, the force carrier for the strong nuclear force.

His work in developing the Standard Model of particles and forces has led to many new insights into the origins and nature of the universe. He taught Richard Feynman how quantum chromodynamics, QCD, could be used to work out the interactions between quarks and leptons.

Professor Graham Ross from the University of Oxford is the winner of the 2012 Dirac Medal awarded by the Institute of Physics.

About the film

Filmed on location at Wadham College, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Director: Martyn Bull
Producer: Thomas Delfs
Camera: Mark Whatmore
Editors: Liam Angell, Mike Willbourne
Cast: Professor Graham Ross

Production company: insitu
Client: Institute of Physics