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Julian Schwinger: the Physicist, the Teacher, and &hellip by Yee Jack Ng
To make the most of this book you will best be prepared with post-graduate physics and maths skills. There is a lot of maths and there is a lot of physics talk that is, frankly, unintelligible to me and I keep up with the popular science press.

You do get a feel for Julian Schwinger the physicist, but not the man, as mentioned in an earlier review. Clearly the man was head and shoulders above his generation, arguably ahead of Feynman himself. There we have the fine example of 2 different men; Feynman the great thinker, the great showman, the great popular communicator; Schwinger is quiet, considered, even his lectures seem to be akin to bespoke tailoring, it's even mentioned that… Read more

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