Just under a week ago, we lost Katherine Johnson:
She was one of a group of black women mathematicians at NASA and its predecessor who were celebrated in the 2016 movie “Hidden Figures.”
PZ has written more about her here.
Today, we have lost another important figure – this one more well know and celebrated through his working life.
Freeman Dyson, like so many scientists before him, did some brilliant work, and the turned towards less scientific ideas. This shouldn’t make you dismiss his importance, just make you weary of his later works.