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Born: 1923-01-13
Profession: Scientist
Nation: American
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Although raised on the farm - my grandfather was an unsuccessful fundamentalist preacher turned farmer - my father and his brother both became professors.

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An important impression was my father's one Sabbatical year, spent in England and Europe in 1937.

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I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play.

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I have also testified repeatedly and published some articles in favor of Small Science.

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My own work in spin glass and its consequences has formed some of the intellectual basis for these interests.

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One of our brainchildren is a still viable Science and Society course.

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The ability to reduce everything to simple fundamental laws does not imply the ability to start from those laws and reconstruct the universe.

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The Nobel Prize gives one the opportunity to take public stands.

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The prize seemed to change my professional life very little.

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The years since the Nobel Prize have been productive ones for me.

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The field of quantum valence fluctuations was another older interest which became much more active during this period, partly as a consequence of my own efforts.

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The first months at Harvard were more than challenging, as I came to the realization that the humanities could be genuinely interesting, and, in fact, given the weaknesses of my background, very difficult.

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