Jeff Schmidt

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Jeff Schmidt
Known for Writing Disciplined Minds
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Jeff Schmidt is a physicist who wrote Disciplined Minds, a critique of the socialization and training of professionals which was read on the show. This drew heavily from his own experience of postgraduate training in Physics. Soon after publication, he was fired from his job of 19 years as an associate editor for Physics Today. This inspired a public campaign involving 750 physicists and public figures such as Noam Chomsky signing a letter supporting him, followed up by a successful legal case which saw Schmidt reinstated with backpay and compensation - upon which point he resigned.

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