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    Another Side of Feynman

    Nine letters by Freeman Dyson portray his relationship with the Nobel Laureate.

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    Freeman Dyson on How Robert Oppenheimer Ran Hot and Cold

    Robert Oppenheimer could be extremely generous and friendly or he could be very harsh. He was very quick to judge and decide that somebody was no good, and then that was final.Photograph by Ed Westcott (U.S. Government photographer) / Wikicommons Kai Bird is miffed. His 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy […]

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    The World According to Scientists

    In Victorian England, one pastime among friends and family was to jot down your “Confessions”—answers to semi-serious questions of taste and principle. One day, in the spring of 1865, Karl Marx had a go. Several of his answers spotlight habits of the scientific mind. The quality you like best? Simplicity. The vice you hate most? Servility. […]

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    My Life with the Physics Dream Team

    Freeman Dyson on working with the greatest physicists of the 20th century.