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After Einstein

Scientific genius is extinct

Nature volume 493, page 602 (31 January 2013) | Download Citation


Dean Keith Simonton fears that surprising originality in the natural sciences is a thing of the past, as vast teams finesse knowledge rather than create disciplines.

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    Scientific Genius: A Psychology of Science (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1988).

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    Creativity in Science: Chance, Logic, Genius, and Zeitgeist (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004).

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  1. Dean Keith Simonton is professor of psychology at the University of California at Davis, California 95616, USA.

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