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Although the so-called father of the atomic bomb J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-67) didn’t assume directorship of the Institute for Advanced Study until…
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Five Nobel Laureates (1931). Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg were close friends in the 1920s and early 30s. The latter had studied under Bohr in…
Episode 8: Einstein and Hilbert's Relativity RaceThis episode of The Privatdozent Podcast is based on the July 3rd 2021 newsletter 'Einstein and Hilbert's Relativity Race'. Read by Steve King, the…
Terence Tao (1975-) is just about as close to a modern-day David Hilbert (1862-1943) as anyone might imagine. As of 2022, he has authored or co-authored…
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Hi there A few mathematicians’ biographies are especially notable, both in terms of the mathematicians’ achievements and their personalities. Nash, von…
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John von Neumann: The Man from the Future (2022)A conversation with Ananyo Bhattacharya. Ananyo is an accomplished writer who has worked at both Nature and The Economist and holds a Ph.D. in…
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