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The Crossing of Heaven: Memoirs of a Mathematician
Among the group of physics honors students huddled in 1957 on a Colorado mountain watching Sputnik bisect the heavens, one young scientist was destined, three short years later, to become a key player in America s own top-secret spy satellite program. One of our era s most prolific mathematicians, Karl Gustafson was given just two weeks to write the first US spy satellite ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published January 5th 2012 by Springer
(first published January 1st 2012)
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Karl is my former brother in law, so I was very keen to read this book. In spite of knowing Karl since 1960, this book was a revelation to me; especially that he was born in Iowa and had such a hard life getting through college. Many should find his work on spy satellites and his world travels very interesting.