The author views the history of physics through the prism of individuals sharing ideas, building on their predecessors’ work, and sometimes competing against each other. Some, like Emmy Noether, Albert Einstein, and Neils Bohr, also took advantage of opportunities previously unavailable to people of their race, religion, or gender. Turok sees a similar move toward diversity, and the concurrent expansion of imagination, as instrumental in reinvigorating a field he thinks has become sadly moribund.
Got it, thanks.
Here at UD, we hope for good things for all who listen to what the cosmos is saying.
Hat tip: Stephanie West Allen at Brains on Purpose