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A quantum life : my unlikely journey from the street to the stars / Hakeem Oluseyi, Joshua Horwitz.

By: Oluseyi, Hakeem M. (Hakeem Muata).
Contributor(s): Horwitz, Joshua [author.].
Publisher: London : Piatkus, 2021Description: 342 pages : 24 cm.ISBN: 9780349430331.Subject(s): Oluseyi, Hakeem M. (Hakeem Muata) | Astrophysicists -- United States -- BiographyDDC classification: 523.01 Summary: "Navigating poverty, violence, and instability, a young James Plummer had two guiding stars-a genius IQ and a love of science. But a bookish nerd was a soft target in his community, where James faced years of bullying and abuse. As he struggled to survive his childhood in some of the country's toughest urban neighborhoods in New Orleans, Houston, and LA, and later in the equally poor backwoods of Mississippi, he adopted the persona of "gangsta nerd"-dealing weed in juke joints while winning state science fairs with computer programs that model Einstein's theory of relativity." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Spring 2022
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"Navigating poverty, violence, and instability, a young James Plummer had two guiding stars-a genius IQ and a love of science. But a bookish nerd was a soft target in his community, where James faced years of bullying and abuse. As he struggled to survive his childhood in some of the country's toughest urban neighborhoods in New Orleans, Houston, and LA, and later in the equally poor backwoods of Mississippi, he adopted the persona of "gangsta nerd"-dealing weed in juke joints while winning state science fairs with computer programs that model Einstein's theory of relativity." - Book cover

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