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Ever Wonder What a Famous Physicist Reads at Night?

Freeman Dyson gives DISCOVER a peek at his stash of bedroom reading.

Jun 11, 2008 5:00 AMNov 12, 2019 6:46 AM


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Legendary physicist Freeman Dyson piles his reading on a Danish Modern bureau (“It was modern at one time,” says Dyson, 84) by his bed at his home in Princeton, New Jersey.

- Sky & Telescope magazine

- 155 printed e-mail messages (his backlog after a week in Italy)

- A Question of Balance: Weighing the Options on Global Warming Policies by William Nordhaus and Global Warming: Looking Beyond Kyoto by Ernesto Zedillo, two climate-change books he is writing about for The New York Review of Books


Notes & Records of the Royal Society

, a journal of the history and philosophy of science. In the current issue: “Keeping the Culture Alive: The Laboratory Technician in Mid-Twentieth-Century British Medical Research.”

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