Scientists at Work: Profiles of Today's Groundbreaking Scientists from Science Times

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For the past 20 years, science readers all over the country have looked forward to reading The New York Times on Tuesdays, because that is when the Science Times section appears. One of the section's enduring features is the "scientists at work" column, in which a major scientist s profiled each week. The purpose of this column is two-fold: to bring attention to some of the most important work being done in science, and to associate a name and a face to that work. The columns are written by The Times's science journalists, who are some of best in the business: Gina Kolata, William Broad, Malcolm Browne, James Glanz, John Noble Wilford, Natalie Angier, Sandra Blakeslee, etc. The science is rigorously explained and the personalities are brought to life. Who are the most important scientist? (They'are not necessary the most recognisable names) What motivates them? What are their opinions? What are they like? What is their influence? About 50 profiles are included in the book, grouped by general discipline and chosen based on the lasting importance of the scientist's work, interest in the scientist as a personality, and the quality of the profile itself. The Times' writers have updated the material where needed an added sidebars to expand on the science an it into context. A photo accompanies each profile to put a face to the name.

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FROM NOBEL LAUREATES TO CURIOUS NONSCIENTISTS, everyone who follows the latest developments in science reads "Science Times," the weekly supplement of The New York Times. And one of the section's most popular features is "Scientists at Work."

Written by Natalie Angier, William J. Broad, Malcolm W. Browne, Gina Kolata, Nicholas Wade, John Noble Wilford, and other leading science reporters, this book explores the theoretical and experimental work being done at the forefront of science, while providing insights into the men and women behind it. Including leaders from both mainstream and nontraditional scientific communities, Scientists at Work takes us inside the remarkable, often quirky minds of the dozens and mavericks, prodigies and superstars who are pushing back the frontiers of knowledge in many scientific disciplines, from mathematics to medicine, particle physics to paleontology.

JUST A FEW OF THE CELEBRATED MEN AND WOMEN OF SCIENCE profiled in this volume include: Stephen W. Hawking, the cosmologist; Hans Bethe, the atomic physicist and antinuclear activist; Aaron Beck, father of cognitive psychology; Lene Vestergaard Hau, the physicist who "slows light to a crawl;" Edward O. Wilson, the naturalist; Andrew Wiles, the reclusive mathematician who finally cracked Fermat's famous scientist but is beloved by everyone who is one. Accompanying each profile is a new sidebar that expands on an aspect of the scientist's life or puts the science into context.

CONTAINING FIFTY INTRIGUING PROFILES that report authoritatively on the roots of scientific discovery as well as on the scientists themselves, Scientists at Work is essential reading for specialists and general readers alike.

THE NEW YORK TIMES is one of the world's most respected newspapers, with a circulation of 1.1 million weekdays and 1.7 million Sundays. It is the winner of 77 Pulitzer Prizes. Its science reporting staff is widely held to be among the best in the world.

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Profiles of 50 scientists whose achievements have forged their fields make up this collection of articles from the past 7 years.

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