Southern Man

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The Grand Design

'Tis the season for students to present gifts to their beloved professors, and this evening one of Southern Man's astronomy students gave him a copy of Stephen Hawking's new book. It will be a welcome addition to the library. Co-author Leonard Mlodinow is no stranger to the library, either; his Feynman's Rainbow is a personal favorite.

Most of Southern Man's students know who Hawking is; not many are aware of Richard Feynman. He may have been the most talented scientist of the last century, demonstrating a grasp of physics in his youth that rivaled that of Albert Einstein. All threee - Hawking, Feynman, and Einstein - have made enormous contributions to our understanding of the world around us; we ow them our gratitude.


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