Science: The Hard Worker

"You don't have to have genius to be a scientist—just character. All you have to do is work hard and figure things out." So said Ernest Orlando Lawrence in what amounted to a self-portrait. Hard work and hard figuring led to his development of the atom-smashing cyclotron and the Nobel Prize of 1939. His hard work led to creation of the University of California Radiation Laboratory, the country's best source of nuclear research. Last week when Physicist Lawrence died unexpectedly in Palo Alto at 57, science and the nation lost a citizen with...

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