Peter Dougherty & Al Bertrand: On Being Einstein’s Publisher
An essay on how publishing Albert Einstein shaped the history and identity of Princeton University Press.An essay on how publishing Albert Einstein shaped the history and identity of Princeton University Press.
The Manhattan Project – Life in Los Alamos
The human side of the project that led to the atomic bomb.The human side of the project that led to the atomic bomb.
Lost in translation
In 1969, one of the more memorable incidents in the public advocacy of science took place. The American physicist Robert Wilson was asked to testify before Congress in support of the construction of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, known as Fermilab. For Wilson, building this huge machine had been a labor of love and nobody […]
Mountains Beyond Mountains
The scientist, by the very nature of his commitment, creates more and more questions, never fewer. Indeed, the measure of our intellectual maturity is our capacity to feel less and less satisfied with our answers to better problems.- G.W. Allport,Becoming, 1955 Science in the popular mind consists of a series of "Eureka!" moments. Such moments […]
A sustainable look at the future – Lindau
If you ever have the time to take a deeper look at the history of the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting, you will recognize that concerns for humans and the environment shape it. The openness of the scientific debates and solution seeking fosters the specific spirit of Lindau ever since the first meeting in 1951. One […]