Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Quantum research in a different era

Physics Today has an interesting review by Noah Graham of the recent book
Exploring Quantum Mechanics: A Collection of 700+ Solved Problems for Students, Lecturers, and Researchers, by Victor Galitski, Boris Karnakov, Vladimir Kogan, and Victor Galitski Jr 
 Galitski Jr points out in the preface, this sort of thorough, detailed collection is a product of “people living and working in completely different times, and they were quite different from us, today’s scientists: with their attention spans undiminished by constant exposure to email, internet, and television, and with their minds free of petty worries about citation counts, indices, and rankings, they were able to devote 100% of their attention to science and take the time to focus on difficult problems that really mattered.
It looks like a great book.

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