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A quantum life : my unlikely journey from the street to the stars

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First edition.

This memoir of the renowned astrophysicist tells the story of how he overcame his personal demons, including an impoverished childhood and life of crime as well as an addiction to crack cocaine and entrenched racism.
"A bookish nerd is a soft target, and James Plummer faced years of bullying and abuse. 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. The promise of a bright future in the physics PhD program at Stanford University was dulled by a dangerous crack cocaine habit he developed in college and the entrenched racism and classism of the scientific establishment. With the encouragement of his mentor he seized his dream of a life in astrophysics, and adopted a new name, Hakeem Muata Oluseyi, to honor his African ancestors. Here he shares his quest across an ever-expanding universe filled with entanglement and choice." --Adapted from jacket.

Available copies

  • 11 of 12 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

2 current holds with 12 total copies.
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Chappaqua Library BIOGRAPHY OLUSEYI, HAKEEM (Text)
Biography
31005600102224
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Greenburgh Public Library B OLUSEYI (Text)
Biography
31009154803443
Available
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John C. Hart Memorial Library B OLUSEYI (Text)
Biography
31030155050404
Available
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Mount Pleasant Public Library B OLUSEYI, HAKEEM (Text)
Biography
31024153252047
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Ossining Public Library B OLUSEYI (Text)
Biography
31021153418347
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Rye Free Reading Room LIVES - OLUSEYI (Text)
Biography
31028153152503
Available
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Somers Library B OLUSEYI, HAKEEM (Text)
Biography
31031151972278
Available
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The Field Library B OLUSEYI (Text)
Biography
31022152290885
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Warner Library B OLUSEYI (Text)
Biography
31033152105684
Available
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White Plains Public Library BIOGRAPHY OLUSEYI, HAKEEM (Text)
Nonfiction
31544101235158
Available
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