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True genius : the life and science of John Bardeen

Author: Lillian Hoddeson; Vicki Daitch
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English
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John Bardeen fits a new profile of genius. Through an exploration of his science as well as his life, a fresh and thoroughly engaging portrait of genius and the nature of creativity emerges. This perspective will have readers looking anew at what it truly means to be a genius.

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Named Person: John Bardeen; John Bardeen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lillian Hoddeson; Vicki Daitch
ISBN: 0309084083 9780309084086
OCLC Number: 491891496
Description: xi, 467 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., facsims. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The question of genius --
Roots --
To be an engineer --
A graduate student's paradise --
Many-body beginnings --
Academic life --
Engineering for national defense --
The transistor --
The break from Bell --
Homecoming --
Cracking the riddle of superconductivity --
Two Nobels are better than one hole in one --
A hand in industry --
Citizen of science --
Pins and needles and waves --
Last journey --
Epilogue : true genius and how to cultivate it.
Other Titles: Question of genius.
Roots.
To be an engineer.
A graduate student's paradise.
Many-body beginnings.
Academic life.
Engineering for national defense.
Transistor.
Break from Bell.
Homecoming.
Cracking the riddle of superconductivity.
Two Nobels are better than one hole in one.
A hand in industry.
Citizen of science.
Pins and needles and waves.
Last journey.
Epilogue : true genius and how to cultivate it.
Life and science of John Bardeen
Responsibility: Lillian Hoddeson, Vicki Daitch.

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John Bardeen fits a new profile of genius. Through an exploration of his science as well as his life, a fresh and thoroughly engaging portrait of genius and the nature of creativity emerges. This perspective will have readers looking anew at what it truly means to be a genius.

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