Do today's scientific practices really suppress brilliant breakthroughs?

20 March 2014

Jennifer Rohn

Are scientific mavericks, such as the flamboyant and brilliant bongo-playing Richard Feynman, an extinct product of the 20th century? And is science today relatively too staid and constrained to deliver the great breakthroughs such mavericks used to make, asks Dr Jennifer Rohn (UCL Clinical Physiology) in The Guardian.