Ordinary Geniuses: How Two Mavericks Shaped Modern Science

Ordinary Geniuses: How Two Mavericks Shaped Modern Science

by Gino Segre

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Ordinary Geniuses: How Two Mavericks Shaped Modern Science by Gino Segre

A fascinating tribute to the forefathers of two of today’s most exciting scientific fields

Thanks to Max Delbruck and George Gamow, today we have mapped the human genome and understand the ramifications of the Big Bang. In his characteristically inviting and elegant style, Gino Segre brings to life the story of these two great scientists and their long friendship and offers an accessible inside look the people behind the scenes of science—the collaboration and competition, the quirks and failures, the role of intuition and luck, and the sense of wonder and curiosity that keeps these extraordinary minds going.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143121305
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 798,052
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gino Segre is the author of A Matter of Degrees and Faust in Copenhagen. An internationally renowned expert in high-energy elementary particle theoretical physics, he is a professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Philadelphia.

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