Presenting the "other" side of academic physics, where people
backstab and give lousy talks. Where people are sometimes lazy
or incompetent, and the best don't get the credit or the job.
From the perspective of someone lucky enough to have landed a
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
A nice story about the very famous (in these circles, see relevant posts at NEW) mathematician/physicist James Simons:
"It was radical that it was a hedge fund, but not radical that he wanted more in this world than being a math professor," Kra said.
And for a discussion of the disparity of wealth occasioned by hedge funds, see today's post at Steve Hsu's blog.