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The Curious Wavefunction

“Ich probiere”: Revisiting Abraham Flexner’s dream of the useful pursuit of useless knowledge.

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The most succinct encapsulation of the value of curiosity to practical pursuits came from Michael Faraday; when asked by William Gladstone, Chancellor of the Exchequer, about the utility of electricity, Faraday is purported to have replied, “One day, sir, you may tax it”. Whether apocryphal or not, the remark accurately captures the far-reaching, often universal [...]

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