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Essays on the Future : In Honor of Nick Metropolis - Siegfried S Hecker

Essays on the Future

In Honor of Nick Metropolis


Published: 29th September 2000
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This collection represents a unique undertaking in scientific publishing to honor Nick Metropolis, the last survivor of the World War II Manhattan Project in Los Alamos. In this volume, some of the leading scientists and humanists of our time have contributed essays related to their respective disciplines, exploring various aspects of future developments in science and society, philosophy, national security, nuclear power, pure and applied mathematics, physics and biology, particle physics, computing, and information science.

Belated Thoughts
The Future of Nuclear Power
The Nature of Informational Modeling
Long Time, No See
The Once and Future Role for Approximate Calculations
Possible Future Trends in Relativity
The Future of Libraries
The Future of Physics
The Monte Carlo Method in Mathematical Finance
A Future Basis for National Security and International Policy
On the Future of Combinatorics
Apocalypticism, One-Time Events, and Scientific Rationality
The Future of Differential Equations
The Future of Quantum Theory of Angular Momentum
Cancer and the Future
Cancer Treatment with Nuclear Particles
On Pure and applied Mathematics
The 'Legion of Science'
Future Issues in Philosophy
The Enjoyment of Surprises
The Future of Western Civilization
Mathematical Sciences and the New Biology
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ISBN: 9780817638566
ISBN-10: 0817638563
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 29th September 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 1.32