Exceptional creativity in science and technology : individuals, institutions, and innovations /

"In the evolution of science and technology, laws governing exceptional creativity and innovation have yet to be discovered. The historian Thomas Kuhn, in his influential study The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, noted that the final stage in a scientific breakthrough such as Albert Einste...

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Other Authors: Robinson, Andrew, 1957- (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania : Templeton Press, [2013]
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Rise and Decline of Hegemonic Systems of Scientific Creativity; Chapter 2: Exceptional Creativity in Physics: Two Case Studies-Niels Bohr's Copenhagen Institute and Enrico Fermi's Rome Institute; Chapter 3: Physics at Bell Labs, 1949-1984: Young Turks and Younger Turks; Chapter 4: The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge: The Physical Realization of an Electronic Computing Instrument at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1930-1958.
  • Chapter 5: Education and Exceptional Creativity: The Decoding of DNA and the Decipherment of Linear BChapter 6: The Sources of Modern Engineering Innovation; Chapter 7: Technically Creative Environments; Chapter 8: Entrepreneurial Creativity; Chapter 9: Scientific Breakthroughs and Breakthrough Products: Creative Activity as Technology Turns into Applications; Chapter 10: A Billion Fresh Pairs of Eyes: The Creation of Self-Adjustable Eyeglasses; Chapter 11: New Ideas from High Platforms: Multigenerational Creativity at NASA; Afterword: From Michael Faraday to Steve Jobs; Contributors; Index.