Table of Contents

Darwin Meets Einstein; Contents; The temple of science; Diary of a physicist; Dear Zhong-lie; Alchemy; Worthwhile; Scientific nomads; Superheated Ice; Managing a discovery; Spy in the lab; B. Manfred Ullrich; Diary of a fusionist; Roger; Solar cells; Particle accelerators; The Silicon Age; The discoverer and the inventor; Jaap was right; Moore's law in Bilthoven; Teller in the Netherlands; The scientific life; Shopping; Fundamental research on matter; A vacuum is not nothing; Father of the atom; Who influenced Bohr?; Hooray for the electron; Decadence; Physics and faith. A witty, hard-hitting exploration of the ultimate aims of science in a dramatic form.