Simon Schaffer

Simon Schaffer explores the occult.

A spectre which haunts many historians, whether of art or of science, is the forgery.

The building in which I work has a chequered past. One section was once a laboratory of physical chemistry; another, the old Cambridge Free School, whose hall still sports a splendid hammer-beam roof.

Good quotes are rare in the history of science. The striking utterances which scientists have managed to produce are often over-used.