David Kaiser from MIT will give Physics colloquium next Friday, April 1, about his appealing new book How the Hippies Saved Physics. Did you ever see a dog-eared copy of The Dancing Wu Li Masters at a used book store? It’s about those guys, and how their thoughts turned out to be not totally irrelevant to academic physics after all. He’s also talking in History of Science at noon, about the Cold War explosion, credentialization, and finally contraction of the physics profession, a story told in his book in progress American Physics and the Cold War Bubble. Both will be interesting, I bet.