Losing the Nobel Prize Paperback by Brian Keating

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Losing the Nobel Prize Paperback by Brian Keating

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  • Publisher: WW Norton (2019-09-24)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • ISBN-13: 9780393357394
  • Item Weight: 289.17 grams
  • Dimensions: 8.24 x 5.49 x 0.87 cm

"Riveting."—Science

A Forbes, Physics Today, Science News, and Science Friday Best Science Book Of 2018

Cosmologist and inventor of the BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) experiment, Brian Keating tells the inside story of the mesmerizing quest to unlock cosmology’s biggest mysteries and the human drama that ensued. We follow along on a personal journey of revelation and discovery in the publish-or-perish world of modern science, and learn that the Nobel Prize might hamper—rather than advance—scientific progress. Fortunately, Keating offers practical solutions for reform, providing a vision of a scientific future in which cosmologists may finally be able to see all the way back to the very beginning.

About the Author

Brian Keating is a professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego; a Fellow of the American Physical Society; a commercially rated pilot; and the director of the Simons Observatory. He received the 2007 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his work on BICEP. He lives with his family in La Jolla, California.


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