Disciplined Minds Author Seeks Reinstatement

by TAA Staff DESPITE 19 YEARS of widely praised work as a staff editor at Physics Today magazine, controversial author Dr. Jeff Schmidt was fired last May. The official reason? His statement that he wrote his book, Disciplined Minds, at least in part, “at the office.” According to Schmidt, however, his bosses had disliked his outspoken views ever since he had questioned company policies at a retreat in 1997. A few days after reading the provocative opening sentences in Schmidt’s book, magazine executives escorted him to the human-resources office, had someone gather his personal items and told him never to […]
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