The Back Page: A Life in Teaching and Turbulence
- Katepalli R. Sreenivasan for the American Physical Society
- June 2018
- Source: https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201806/backpage.cfm
Most of you are younger than me — some, a lot younger. So perhaps you will not dismiss me entirely when I make three points on my own conduct. The first is that, for many years now, I have tried not to be the smartest person in the room. I admit that I may have tried to be so at one time, and may even have succeeded at various levels, but it became clear to me that I wasn’t learning much by being so.