The other Gates

Feb 03 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

"people think physicists are really bright ...but most of what we do is absolutely wrong, that's just the nature of innovation"

DNLee posted a blurb in The Root about Sylvester Gates. He's the african-american scientist who was just awarded the National Medal of Science. I remember him from my childhood. I didn't know him personally, but a family member of mine knew him way back when. Whenever there was a write up or PBS appearance by Dr. Gates it would find it's way to my desk.

My html-foo fails me, so no embed, but here is a link to one of his PBS videos on String Theory. And another mini-interview. I had a good one of him talking about race in his science career that I saw (on VHS!). If I ever find it I'll post it.

JimGates_NatureofExistence

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