Not in my department

[Ernest] Rutherford was outgoing, down to earth, given to volcanic temper tantrums and dismissive of grandoise theorising.  "Don't let me catch anyone talking about the universe in my department," he growled.

That is from Graham Farmelow's excellent new book The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Physicist.  This isbook  one of my two must-read biographies of this year, the other being the book on Garcia Marquez.


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