Another Side of Feynman
History:Nine letters by Freeman Dyson portray his relationship with the Nobel Laureate.
Freeman Dyson on How Robert Oppenheimer Ran Hot and Cold
Robert Oppenheimer could be extremely generous and friendly or he could be very harsh. He was very quick to judge and decide that somebody was no good, and then that was final.Photograph by Ed Westcott (U.S. Government photographer) / Wikicommons Kai Bird is miffed. His 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy […]
The World According to Scientists
“A scientist is a kid who formalized his curiosity about the world.” – Neil deGrasse TysonPhotograph by NASA In Victorian England, one pastime among friends and family was to jot down your “Confessions”—answers to semi-serious questions of taste and principle. One day, in the spring of 1865, Karl Marx had a go. Several of his answers […]