Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Author Interview: David Kaiser

"How the Hippies Saved Physics" by David Kaiser was not only  featured on the Reconnect to Reading summer reading list, an interview with the author was replayed on To the Best of Our Knowledge with Jim Flemming last Sunday on WPR.  You can listen to the interview or read the transcript here.

I encourage everyone to check out this excellent interview.  Science historian Kaiser briefly explains how the field of physics transformed from the "shut up and calculate" attitude after the Second World War to a bunch of "hippie physicists" reconnecting physics with philosophy in the 1970's.

Copies of How the Hippies Saved Physics at UW-Madison Libraries

Other books by David Kaiser at UW-Madison Libraries

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