Ordinary Geniuses: How Two Mavericks Shaped Modern Science (Google eBook)
A fascinating tribute to the forefathers of two of today’s most exciting scientific fields
Thanks to Max Delbruck and George Gamow, today we have mapped the human genome and understand the ramifications of the Big Bang. In his characteristically inviting and elegant style, Gino Segre brings to life the story of these two great scientists and their long friendship and offers an accessible inside look the people behind the scenes of science—the collaboration and competition, the quirks and failures, the role of intuition and luck, and the sense of wonder and curiosity that keeps these extraordinary minds going.
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Review: Ordinary Geniuses: Max Delbruck, George Gamow, and the Origins of Genomics andBig Bang CosmologyUser Review - Mimi - Goodreads
A very readable and entertaining book about these two scientists, who both started as particle physicists and took divergent paths. There was time that I knew Gino Segre, a most charming fellow, and I ... Read full review
Review: Ordinary Geniuses: Max Delbruck, George Gamow, and the Origins of Genomics andBig Bang CosmologyUser Review - Doug - Goodreads
Great example of the interesting stories behind science. The lives of the scientists reveal they are people who made things happen by dedication and perseverance while remaining normal people. Read full review
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