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Annus Mirabilis

October 9, 2005

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The UN has called 2005 the World Year of Physics (WYP). And for scientists and scientific historians, this year has been the 100-year anniversary of Einstein’s annus mirabilis – the year he submitted four papers, three of which are hallmarks of modern physics. In 1905, Albert Einstein submitted his papers on Brownian motion, the photoelectric […]

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“The World Is Flat”

May 22, 2005

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I just finished watching Thomas Friedman on the Sunday morning talk-a-thon. He was pitching his new book (The World Is Flat). As usual, Mr. Friedman talked about broad issues in compelling fashion. While I haven’t read the book yet, I was struck by a few things that he said. First, he explained what the “flat […]

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