Great Minds: Reflections of 111 Top Scientists

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Throughout the 1990s and the 2000s, Istvan, Balazs, and Magdolna Hargittai conducted hundreds of interviews with leading scientists in physics, chemistry, materials, and biomedical research. These interviews appeared in a variety of publications, including Chemical Intelligencer, Mathematical Intelligencer, and Chemical Heritage. In four-thousand pages of interviews, the Hargittais had conversations with over a hundred Nobel laureates, along withmany other top minds and personalities in various scientific fields.Now, in a single volume, the Hargittais have gathered the best and most notable moments of these interviews, creating a survey of the past, present, and future of science, as told by some of the most influential members of many scientific disciplines. Figures like James D. Watson, Francis Crick, and Glenn T. Seaborg share their thoughts in these pages, in a collection that includes 68 Nobel Laureates. Without exaggeration, their backgrounds come from all over the globe: scientists from theUnited States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan are featured. These interviews discuss many of the most prominent debates and issues in today's scientific climate. Great Minds is a synthesis of scientific thought, as told by some of the mostnotable scientists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
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ISBN-13: 9780199336173
ISBN-10: 0199336172
Pagini: 416
Ilustrații: 148 illustrations
Dimensiuni: 162 x 239 x 34 mm
Greutate: 0.67 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP USA
Locul publicării: New York, United States


What makes this compendium more interesting than most is the fact that the Hargittais are astutely aware of important contributions of many scientists. It is valuable because it adds some interesting new jigsaw puzzle pieces to the pictures of how various important scientific discoveries came about.

Notă biografică

Istvan Hargittai is Professor Emeritus of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and is the author of three previous books with OUP: Buried Glory (Fall 2014), Martians of Science (2006), and The Road to Stockholm (2003). Balazs Hargittai is a Professor of Chemistry at St. Francis University. Magdolna Hargittai is a Research Professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.