Saturday, December 17, 2011

More and Different

I have just started reading Phil Anderson's new book, More and Different: notes from a thoughtful curmudgeon. It is a collection of essays on wide ranging subjects: personal reminiscences, history, philosophy, sociology, science wars, ....
Some of these have been published before but many have not.

The history is fascinating and the science stimulating. I highly recommend the book and will hopefully post some highlights.

Last night I read the personal reminiscence "BCS and me" which gave me an even greater appreciation of just how tortuous the road to the theory was, how brilliant the solution was, and how it still left some important questions to be answered.

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