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Lost in Translation: Credit

The New York Times Sunday Book Review section includes a piece from George Johnson looking at "The Scientist as Rebel," a new collection of essays from physicist Freeman Dyson. Dyson, whose other books include "The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet," emerges in Johnson's view as a translational scientist of his time - responsible for bridging the gap between physicists who "were talking, in different languages, about the same thing," according to the review.

Many of today's translational scientists have trouble being recognized for their work, and apparently Dyson was no different. The physicists he brought together won the Nobel Prize - "one that some think Dyson deserved a piece of," Johnson writes.

 

The Scan

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