A thought about a very famous Murray - Murray Gell-Mann and the Gell-Mann Effect
A colleague of mine gave me a text last week to tell me that Murray Gell-Mann had died. He's not exactly a house hold name, but within his field (extreme theoretical physics) he was a legend. I had heard of him in passing as he appears on the periphery of the legend of Richard Feynmann, a physicist who became a bit of a cult figure around the same time as Gell-Mann and of course, the name stood out to me. There's a list of things in physics that he's famous for, and I don't understand most of them but his name is also connected to something that's not specific to physics -...