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Hakala, Juha T.

The Art of Scientific Discovery - Creativity, Giftedness and the Nobel Laureates

Hakala, Juha T. - The Art of Scientific Discovery - Creativity, Giftedness and the Nobel Laureates, ebook

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The book describes the scientific discovery and the nature of creative work. The creative process is covered as experienced by researchers. The author's correspondence with almost 40 Nobel Prize winners provides unique material for the book. The Nobel Prize winners describe their creative processes, ways of working and the birth of their most important scientific inventions.

How were the big scientific insights conceived? What kind of features are related to the scientific creativity? What kind of characteristics and conditions promote the creative process? How do such things as coincidence, motivation, or even beauty relate to the scientific discovery?

The book also analyzes the history of intelligence and creativity research. What is creative talent? The different ways of valuing creativity and scientific productivity are critically assessed. Are they reliable? Case studies range from mathematician Ramanujan to Einstein and other major innovators of the 20th century.

Keywords: science, innovation, discovery, research, researcher, professor, Nobel, Prize, laureat, Einstein

Author(s)
Publisher
Klaava Media
Publication year
2013
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
214 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
978-952-5901-43-6

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