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Scientia: Failure On An Epic Scale: The Excitement of Physics Yesterday and Today

August 5, 2011 by jput

Throughout its history, physics has realized many opportunities for failure. In fact we will see this has been a force (pun intended) for progress and understanding. A discussion of examples will include some important failures with connections to Rice. Surveying the current situation, we will conclude that physics is now failing on an epic scale, making this one of the most exciting times in history to be a physicist.

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