Among the best of science fiction.
Story summary.Jonathan Willis is a brilliant but brash young physicist who's figured out something fundamental about the universe. It's a sad story of his tactlessness hurting the pride of his seniors whose vengeance not only kills his reputation & career but lets someone else take credit for his work.
Fact sheet.First published: Analog, June 1972.
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Listed among the stories from John Campbell's Astounding/Analog.
Related: Stories of Howard L Myers.