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Thomas Levenson
Professor of Science Writing, MIT

Tom Levenson is professor of science writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His most recent book is The Hunt for Vulcan: ... And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe (2015). He lives in Massachusetts. 

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Epic fails

Great theories can spend decades waiting for verification. Failed theories do too. Is there any way to tell them apart?

Thomas Levenson