Our better selves
Where have all the real heroes gone? It’s a refrain you find in articles on our celebrity culture, movie reviews wondering why modern superheroes need to be so flawed, and in our own private conversations.
What Does Any of This Have to Do With Physics? Einstein and Feynman ushered me into grad school, reality ushered me out, by Bob Henderson
My Life With the Physics Dream Team: Freeman Dyson on working with the greatest physicists of the 20th century, by Steve Paulson
If Not Darwin, Who? An alternate history of the great ideas of science, by Philip Ball
This issue also includes contributions from: Eva Amsen, Lawrence R. Doyle, John Durant, Amanda Gefter, Mike Gelprin, David Grinspoon, Neal Hartman, Jon Irwin, Hope Jahren, Christine Klocek-Lim, Alan Lightman, Christopher P. McKay, Robert Moor, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Priyamvada Natarajan, Sydney Padua, Robert Sapolsky, Caleb Scharf, Michael Segal, Margot Lee Shetterly, Jennie Erin Smith, and Katharine Walter.