Creating a garden for scientific success

Nobel laureate Ahmed Zewail’s editorial in Nature is here. Hat tip Harry Erwin.

Money quote:

How can we ensure that such research is encouraged today? Curiosity-driven research requires that creative scientists work in an environment that encourages interactions between researchers and collaborations across different fields. But such attributes cannot and should not be orchestrated by structured and weighty management, as creative minds and bureaucracies do not work harmoniously together.