By Barbara Goldsmith

ISBN-10: 0393079767

ISBN-13: 9780393079760

Via relations interviews, diaries, letters, and workbooks that were sealed for over sixty years, Barbara Goldsmith finds the Marie Curie at the back of the myth—an all-too-human girl suffering to stability a awesome clinical profession, a challenging family members, the bias of society, and her personal passionate nature. Obsessive Genius is a stunning portrait of Curie, her outstanding clinical luck, and the cost she paid for fame.The best-selling, "excellent . . . poignant—and scientifically lucid— portrait" (New York occasions e-book Review) of the outstanding Marie Curie.... "Never a lifeless second. . . . Goldsmith leads the reader via a wonderland of evidence with simply the precise mix of technological know-how and tale. after all, the secret of the good Madame [Curie] is still, yet a deeper realizing of what she went via as a lady and a scientist shines as powerful as her radium."—San Francisco Chronicle "Bestselling historian Goldsmith incisively chronicles [Curie's] intensely dramatic lifestyles. . . . Her robust portrait finds a girl of significant ardour, genius, and discomfort who replaced the world."—Booklist, starred assessment

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Perhaps there would be positive fruits from this move beyond the representationalism of modern science. In engineering, the thermostat, the tortoise, the homeostat, and the other nonmodern cybernetic projects we will be looking at all point in this direction. 4. Perhaps in succeeding too well, modern science has, in effect, blinded us to all of those aspects of the world which it fails to get much grip upon. I remember as a physicist trying to figure out why quarks always remained bound to one another and reflecting at the same time that none of us could calculate in any detail how water flowed out of a tap.

It would be good to be able to think explicitly about performative relations between things, too. 3. Perhaps there would be positive fruits from this move beyond the representationalism of modern science. In engineering, the thermostat, the tortoise, the homeostat, and the other nonmodern cybernetic projects we will be looking at all point in this direction. 4. Perhaps in succeeding too well, modern science has, in effect, blinded us to all of those aspects of the world which it fails to get much grip upon.

Such signals, both oscillatory (waves) and singular, were what Walter devoted his life to studying. This proved to be difficult. Other rhythms of electrical activity—the so-called beta, theta, and delta bands of brainwaves at frequencies both above and below the alphas—were discovered, but EEG readouts revealed the brain to be very noisy, and distinguishing correlations between inputs and outputs was problematic. Echoing the findings of Adrian and Matthews in 1934, Walter (1953, 90) observed that “very few of the factors affecting the spontaneous rhythms were under the observation or control of experimenter or subject.

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