Book ID: CBB185690172

Great Minds: Reflections of 111 Top Scientists (2014)


Hargittai, Balazs (Author)
Hargittai, Magdolna (Author)
Hargittai, István (Author)

Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2014
Physical Details: 386 pp.
Language: English

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, Mathematical Intelligencer, 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, and Glenn 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, and Taiwan 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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Review David J. Caruso (2015) Review of "Great Minds: Reflections of 111 Top Scientists". Bulletin for the History of Chemistry (pp. 58-59). unapi

Review David J. Caruso (2015) Review of "Great Minds: Reflections of 111 Top Scientists". Bulletin for the History of Chemistry (pp. 58-59). unapi

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Müller-Hill, Benno
Castro, Selma Munhoz Sanches de
Watanabe, Helena Akemi Wada
Comfort, Nathaniel C.
Wang, Yangzong
Hu, Zonggang
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Journal of the History of Biology
European Physical Journal H
Medical History
University Press of Florida
University of Wales, Bangor (United Kingdom
University of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Manchester University Press
Dongfang chubanshe
Oral history
Public health
Historical method
History of science, as a discipline
Medicine and society
McClintock, Barbara
Tong, Te-Kong
Mattoso, José Teodoro
Palmer, Daniel David
Newton, Isaac
Great Britain
United States
São Paulo (Brazil)
Lisbon (Portugal)
20th century
21st century
20th century, late
19th century
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
Boston (band)

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