Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor
Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor4 4 5 Author: Brian Keating Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne
In Losing the Nobel Prize, cosmologist and inventor of the BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) experiment Brian Keating tells the inside story of BICEP2's mesmerizing discovery and the scientific drama that ensued. In an adventure story that spans the globe from Rhode Island to the South Pole, from California to Chile, Keating takes us on a personal journey of revelation and discovery, bringing to vivid life the highly competitive, take-no-prisoners, publish-or-perish world of modern science. Along the way, he provocatively argues that the Nobel Prize, instead of advancing scientific progress, may actually hamper it, encouraging speed and greed while punishing collaboration and bold innovation.
More information about the audiobook:Publisher: Tantor Audio
Length: 10H 11Min
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