Before I became a math and physics tutor I had regular jobs. Even though they offered much less time-off, I still seemed to travel more than I do now.
Some of my most memorable trips were to science conferences. One of them was at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). That was where I met a (then) young man named Reggie Smith who I was convinced would do some very interesting things in his life. By that time he had received a physics degree from the University of Virginia. Since then he has gone on to study at Beijing Normal University and to receive an MBA from the Sloan School of Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
How do the great discoverers of science really work? Biographers, psychologists, and philosophers have written much on the phenomenon of scientific creativity. This collection of essays takes you into the minds of some of the world’s greatest scientists. You can read in their own words how they worked, thought, and discovered crucial insights.
It looks like this book will offer some good insights into the human side of science so I look forward to reading it because it looks like something I will want to recommend to my students.