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Biweekly links for 12/28/2009

by Michael Nielsen on December 28, 2009
  • The Nobel Laureate Versus the Graduate Student
    • A fascinating account of the 1962 debate between John Bardeen and Brian Josephson about Josephson’s suggestion that a superconducting current could tunnel through an insulator. Josephson was a 22 year-old grad student; Bardeen had already won one Nobel, and done the work that would result in a second.

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