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Ordinary geniuses Max Delbrück, George Gamow, and the origins of genomics and big bang cosmology by Gino SegrГЁ

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Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Molecular biologists,
  • Biography,
  • Physicists

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-318) and index.

StatementGino Segrè
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH31.D434 S44 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 330 p. :
Number of Pages330
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25121224M
ISBN 100670022764
ISBN 109780670022762
LC Control Number2011009309
OCLC/WorldCa682892638

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A biography of two maverick scientists whose intellectual wanderlust kick-started modern genomics and cosmology. Max Delbruck and George Gamow, the so-called ordinary geniuses of Segre's third book, were not as famous or as decorated as some of their colleagues in midtwentieth-century physics, yet these two friends had a profound influence on how we now see the world,4/5. About Ordinary Geniuses. A biography of two maverick scientists whose intellectual wanderlust kick-started modern genomics and cosmology. Max Delbruck and George Gamow, the so-called ordinary geniuses of Segre’s third book, were not as famous or as decorated as some of their colleagues in midtwentieth-century physics, yet these two friends had a profound influence on how we now see the . Ordinary genius: A guide for the poet within. New York: Poet Addonizio describes her process of creating poetry, supplemented with description of other possible methods, and plenty of fine examples of poetry. There are good discussions of how to observe keenly, working with metaphor and humor, making use of fairy tales and myths /5.   “Ordinary Geniuses is no ordinary book. Gino Segrè, a masterly storyteller, takes us off the beaten path to view two revolutions in twentieth-century science from a novel perspective. By chronicling the lives of two renegade scientists, Max Delbrück and George Gamow, Segrè puts the birth of both molecular biology and modern cosmology in a 4/4(2).

A biography of two maverick scientists whose intellectual wanderlust kick-started modern genomics and cosmology. Max Delbruck and George Gamow, the so-called ordinary geniuses of Segre's third book, were not as famous or as decorated as some of their colleagues in midtwentieth-century physics, yet. Jeremy Bernstein reviews "Ordinary Geniuses: Max Delbrück, George Gamow, and the Origins of Genomics and Big Bang Cosmology.". Ordinary Geniuses Max Delbrück, George Gamow, and the Origins of Genomics and Big Bang Cosmology (Book): Segrè, Gino: "A biography of two maverick scientists whose intellectual wanderlust kick-started modern genomics and cosmology. Max Delbruck and George Gamow, the so-called ordinary geniuses of Segre's third book, were not as famous or as decorated as some of their colleagues in. Ordinary Geniuses is no ordinary book. Gino Segrè, a masterly storyteller, takes us off the beaten path to view two revolutions in twentieth-century science from a novel perspective. By chronicling the lives of two renegade scientists. Max Delbrück and George Gamow, Segrè puts the birth of both molecular biology and modern cosmology in a.

Segrè (Faust in Copenhagen: A Struggle for the Soul of Physics, , etc.) explores the extraordinary lives and scientific accomplishments of two far-from-ordinary men, Max Delbrück and George author explains why he calls them “ordinary” geniuses, despite the fact that they “led two of the most important science revolutions of the twentieth century.”. A biography of two maverick scientists whose intellectual wanderlust kick-started modern genomics and cosmology. Max Delbruck and George Gamow, the so-called ordinary geniuses of Segre's third book, were not as famous or as decorated as some of their colleagues in midtwentieth-century physics, yet these two friends had a profound influence on how we now see the world, both on its largest scale.   Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from the introduction of the new book Ordinary Geniuses: Max Delbrück, George Gamow and the Origins . These ordinary geniuses may not have been Newton, Darwin or Einstein but collectively they were responsible for the underpinnings of most of modern science. In this book the physicist and author Gino Segre brings two such ordinary geniuses- George Gamow and Max Delbruck- to life/5(14).