Great Minds: Reflections of 111 Top Scientists

Hardcover | May 14, 2014

byBalazs Hargittai, Magdolna Hargittai, Istvan Hargittai

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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, MathematicalIntelligencer, and Chemical Heritage. In four-thousand pages of interviews, the Hargittais had conversations with over a hundred Nobel laureates, along with many 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, andGlenn 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 the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, andTaiwan 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 most notable scientists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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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, MathematicalIntelligencer, and Chemical Heritage. In fou...

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. 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 (Fal...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:May 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199336172

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Section 1: PhysicistsSection 2: ChemistsSection 3: Biomedical SciencesBiographical NamesIndex