Plastic Fantastic: How The Biggest Fraud In Physics Shook The Scientific World (Macsci)

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  • Publish Date: 2010-04-27
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Eugenie Samuel Reich

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Highly regarded science journalist Eugenie Samuel Reich recounts the case of wunderkind physicist Jan Hendrik Schn, 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 Schn, only to learn that they were the victims of the biggest fraud in science. What drove Schn, 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. Schn'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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