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National Science Teachers Association on The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge

Jean Worsley of the National Science Teachers Association reviews The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge (Princeton University Press, March 2017) by founding IAS Director Abraham Flexner with a companion essay by current IAS Director Robbert Dijkgraaf. Worsley writes of Flexner's vision of the "unobstructed pursuit of useless knowledge," a vision that Dijkgraaf argues in his essay "The World of Tomorrow" is perhaps more relevant today than ever. 

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Date
March 23, 2017