The great philosopher of science was born in Vienna on 28 July 1902 and died in London on 17 September 1994.
He taught philosophy at Canterbury University from 1937 to 1945 and while there wrote The Open Society and its Enemies (1945), which was as influential in political thought as his other books were in philosophy. The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1935) is not an easy read, but I have done it. Conjectures and Refutations (1963) may be a better place to start. Pretty much everyone since in his field has had to deal with Popper and his brilliant concept of falsifiability. Stanford University’s bio is here.
I was taught philosophy of science at Auckland University by Popper’s student and critic Paul Feyerabend. We had no idea how lucky we were: not only did he know Popper, Thomas Kuhn, Imre Lakatos and other heavyweights who dominated the field, but he had also known Bertolt Brecht and, OMG, Ludwig Wittgenstein and probably most of the Vienna Circle. Degrees of separation…
So here are Ultravox with “Vienna”: