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Science  24 Oct 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5645, pp. 569-570
DOI: 10.1126/science.1091921

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Masters of Theory Cambridge and the Rise of Mathematical Physics. by Andrew Warwick. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2003. 586 pp. $85. ISBN 0-226-87374-9. Paper, $29. ISBN 0-226-87375-7.

Warwick explores the influences that the training of Cambridge mathematicians had on the development of theoretical physics in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.