Christmas Day, 1942, was the three hundredth birthday of Isaac
Newton. I was then an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Since Newton was our most famous fellow, the college organized a
meeting to celebrate his birthday. Since it was war...
When I came to the Institute as a Director’s Visitor in January
2009, I had very little idea of what to expect, but at least I knew
what I expected to be working on during the two months of my stay.
This is the candid story of how my expectations...