Plastic Fantastic How the Biggest Fraud in Physics Shook the Scientific World

ISBN-10: 0230623840

ISBN-13: 9780230623842

Edition: 2010

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Description: Highly regarded science journalist Eugenie Samuel Reich recounts the case of wunderkind physicist Jan Hendrik Schon, who faked the discovery of a new superconductor at the world famous Bell Laboratories. Many of the world's top scientific journals and experts, including Nobel Prize-Winners, supported Schon, only to learn that they were the victims of the biggest fraud in science. What drove Schon, by all accounts a mild-mannered, modest, and obliging young man, to tell such outrageous lies? Reich dives into the riveting world of science to examine how fraud perpetuates itself today. Schon's rise and fall will be an essential and fascinating account of the missteps of the scientific community for years to come.

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List price: $20.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 4/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction
Into the Woods
Hendrik
A Slave to Publication
Greater Expectations
Not Ready to be a Product
Journals with �ǣSpecial Status�Ǡ
Scientists Astray
Plastic Fantastic
The Nanotechnology Department
The Fraud Taboo
�ǠGame Over���
Epilogue
Notes and Additional References
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