Letter to the Editor
After reading the letters about Lee Smolin’s “Why No ‘New Einstein’?” (PHYSICS TODAY, June 2005, page 56; January 2006, page 13), I could not help but relive my undergraduate and graduate experiences at Columbia University from 1968 to 1978. As one of the few black and Hispanic people with a PhD in theoretical physics from that institution, I hope my observations expand the argument about creativity and the perception of it, particularly regarding minorities and how they are perceived by others.
Original Publication Citation
Dharamsi, A. (2006). New Einsteins need positive environment, independent spirit. Physics Today, 59(11), 10-12. doi:10.1063/1.4797319
Dharamsi, Amin, "New Einsteins Need Positive Environment, Independent Spirit" (2006). Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty Publications. 164.