Street Corner Science

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One of my favorite science corners in New York City is the corner of 34 St and 8th Ave. The New Yorker Hotel housed one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th century, Nikola Tesla, who died in 1943 in that very hotel. (More about that corner on a later post.) One afternoon in 2008, another one of my favorite scientists parked himself on the corner and answered questions by random passersby. Leon Lederman, born in 1922, won the 1988 Nobel Prize for his work on neutrinos.

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