Freeman Dyson’s Life, Through His Letters

Kai Bird of the New York Times reviews Professor Emeritus Freeman Dyson's Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters (Liveright, 2018), writing:

"He knew Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Julian Schwinger and, well, just about anyone worth knowing in the scientific universe of the last six decades. But he is also no doubt today one of the world’s best-known theoretical physicists precisely because, like Oppenheimer, he has always been a polymath, a literary man of science who could explain the physical world to us in plain old English."

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