Nevertheless, the realization that breaking a pencil point would have far less disastrous consequences played little or no role, I believe, in this decision to explore theory!
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Being exposed to theory, stimulated by a basic love of concepts and mathematics, was a marvelous experience.
My life as a working theorist began three months after this preliminary study and background reading
My interest in the sciences started with mathematics in the very beginning, and later with chemistry
My education at baron byng high school was excellent, with dedicated masters (boys and girls were separate).