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Could You Recommend Some Famous Essays From Scientists/Engineers?

  1. Nov 9, 2011 #1
    I just finished reading "Future Science: Essays from the cutting edge" and it has got me very excited about science. I was wondering whether you could recommend some more.

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  3. Nov 9, 2011 #2
    Richard Feynman's lectures are very popular, entertaining and freely available. There are packaged torrents with lots of videos, audiobooks, pdf notes/essays in them. Lots and lots of stuff to keep you busy.

    MIT has lots of excellent material on youtube and on their OCW site. In particular I'd recommend Walter Lewin's physics lectures (8.01 - 8.03), he's a great professor. The Aircraft Systems Engineering (16.885J) course is also worth a watch, it's about the space shuttle's history with ~20 guest speakers each with their own part to play in the shuttle program.
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    Well - the lectures of the Nobel laureates might be of interest.

    For example - Richard Feynman, 1965 - http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1965/feynman-lecture.html

    Paul A. M. Dirac, 1933 - http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1933/dirac-lecture.html

    Hans Bethe, 1967 - http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1967/bethe-lecture.html

    Murray Gell-Mann, 1969 - http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1969/gell-mann-lecture.html

    One has to find the particular laureate and find the bio/lecture tab.

    Similar for chemistry.
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