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Steve Faulkner 

Steve Faulkner grew up in the English Midlands where he attended Secondary School, and then Grammar. Two of those years were spent in South Australia, at a school he loved and regretted moving away from. Early on, his great love was for chemistry and metalwork; but he became fascinated with mathematics after coming across differential and integral calculus at 'O level'; and was surprised to find himself choosing mathematics to study at 'A' level.

From there, he went on to study physics at Queen Mary College London, with the 1969 intake. This was to the disappointment of his school chemistry teacher. Steve did not do well at Queen Mary, where he spread his interests too widely across subjects, at the expense of passing exams. During all this time Steve's interests gradually drifted further towards mathematics, and away from experimental physics.

In the mid 1990s Steve picked up on his degree, resuming study with the Open University. After that, he went on to Durham University to do a taught masters degree in Theory of Elementary Particles.

During studies with the Open University, while playing around with computer simulations of planetary motion, Steve came across the idea that self-reference within Physical Theory must be significantly important. In the same way a computer program stands outside the simulation it runs, Laws of Physics are conceived as standing outside the Physical World. This invokes the self-referential question: Are there Super-Laws which specify or cause the Laws of Physics to exist and take the form they do? Assuming there are not, the Laws of Physics must motivate their own creation in some way.