Eureka!: Scientific Breakthroughs that Changed the World

Eureka!: Scientific Breakthroughs that Changed the World

Leslie Alan Horvitz


the typical language of genius: Eureka!
whereas the roads that result in step forward clinical discovery should be as different and complicated because the human brain, the instant of perception for all scientists is remarkably comparable. The observe "eureka!", attributed to the traditional Greek mathematician Archimedes, has come to specific that common second of pleasure, wonder-and even shock-at learning anything completely new. during this selection of twelve medical tales, Leslie Alan Horvitz describes the drama of surprising perception as skilled by way of a dozen detailed personalities, detailing discoveries either popular and vague. From Darwin, Einstein, and the group of Watson and Crick to such lesser recognized luminaries as fractal author Mandelbrot and periodic desk mastermind Dmitri Medellev, Eureka! completely illustrates Louis Pasteur's quip that opportunity favors the ready brain. The publication additionally describes how beginner scientist Joseph Priestley stumbled onto the life of oxygen within the eighteenth century and the way tv pioneer Philo Farnsworth built his thought for a television reveal whereas plowing his family's Idaho farm.

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