However, and with the support of such a wonderful person, an opportunity to defend his thesis in this scientific field a woman in England had, so Payne moved to Harvard, where he excelled even more. She was replaced by dense woolen dress on the lighter, fashionable in America 1920; I found a scientific leader, promising astrophysicist Harlow Shapley; she liked the freedom that prevailed in dormitories, liked the novelty of which were devoted to university seminars. Its bursting enthusiasm. Here it is something and could become a serious obstacle in its path. Enthusiasm in its pure form is dangerous for young scientists. If you're worried about a new area of ??research, if you can not wait to join that what your professors and classmates, it usually leads to the fact that you are taking efforts to adapt itself to the approach adopted by them. Students whose work favorably with those of all the others prefer to tend to avoid it, to keep a critical distance. Einstein treated his Zurich professors without much respect, considering most of them just workhorses, never cast doubt on the basis of what they taught students. Faraday could not be content with explanations, it reserves the brackets intimate religious feeling; Lavoisier insulted vague, lacking precision chemistry, which he inherited from his predecessors. As for Payne, she needed distance came when she was better acquainted with their cheerful classmates. Soon after arriving at Harvard, "I told her friend about how I like a girl who lived in the same as me, dorm Radcliffe College. She is shocked: "She's a Jew" - exclaimed my friend. I was very surprised ... and then found the same attitude and to students of African descent. "
The Almanac of American Letters
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