B – The rise and fall of a physics fraudster

Reich, Eugenie Samuel. The rise and fall of a physics fraudster. Physics World 2009;22(5):24-29


Article based on the author’s book: Plastic fantastic: how the biggest fraud in physics shook the scientific world (copyright 2009 by the author and edited and reprinted in Physics World by permission of Palgrave Macmillan). The author traces the history of Jan Hendrik Schön’s career and what led him to fabricate data, how this affected the work of others who tried to replicate his results, and how eventually the fraud was detected.

Thanks to John Glen