Monday, July 7, 2014

Seeker, Doer, Giver, Ponderer -

Seeker, Doer, Giver, Ponderer - James H. Simons... His passion... is basic research — the risky, freewheeling type. He recently financed new telescopes in the Chilean Andes that will look for faint ripples of light from the Big Bang, the theorized birth of the universe.

The afternoon of the interview, he planned to speak to Stanford physicists eager to detect the axion, a ghostly particle thought to permeate the cosmos but long stuck in theoretical limbo.

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