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A Force of Nature: The Frontier Genius of Ernest Rutherford

In conversation with Jennifer Ouellette, science writer
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Episode Summary
The award-winning historian offers a new intellectual biography of the twentieth century's greatest experimental physicist, whose revolutionary discoveries included the orbital structure of the atom.

Participant(s) Bio
Richard Reeves, Senior Lecturer at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California, has written numerous works on American and world politics, and has won dozens of awards for his work in print, television, and film. His books include a trilogy on the modern American Presidency: President Kennedy: Profile of Power (1993), President Nixon: Alone in the White House (2001), and President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination (2006). Reeves is a syndicated columnist and former Chief Political Correspondent of The New York Times, as well as a former National Editor and Columnist for Esquire and New York Magazine. He graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. with a degree in mechanical engineering and worked as an engineer before becoming a journalist.