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Passion For Discovery, A - Peter Freund

Passion For Discovery, A

Paperback Published: 14th August 2007
ISBN: 9789812772145
Number Of Pages: 221

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This fascinating book assembles human stories about physicists and mathematicians. Remarkably, these stories cluster around some general themes having to do with the interaction between scientists, and with the impact of historic events — such as the advent of fascism and communism in the twentieth century — on scientists' behavior. Briefly, but lucidly, some of the beautiful science that brought these scientists together in the first place is explained.Author's webpage: http: //freund9.googlepages.com/peterfreundwritings

Freund has obviously met many influential scientists and collected many fascinating stories about them and their colleagues -- CERN Courier "CERN Courier"

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Einstein Once Removedp. 1
Heisenberg's Turnp. 7
A True Aristocratp. 14
The Conscience of Physicsp. 20
The Wizard of Pasadenap. 26
Back to Maupertuisp. 32
The Language of Godp. 37
Emmy Noether and the Urge for the Abstractp. 43
Oswald Teichmuller and Nazi Sciencep. 51
Spontaneous Breakdown of Human Decencyp. 58
Scientists in Politicsp. 61
Jews in Science. The Backlashp. 69
Stalin and the Quantump. 77
Mister Sakharov Goes to Kievp. 82
Mr. Yang also Goes to Kievp. 87
The Stone Age and the Fermi Erap. 94
The Serene Senseip. 99
Oppenheimer, Hero or Antihero?p. 105
Viennese Physics, Then and Nowp. 110
The Importance of a Sense of Humorp. 123
The Russian Stylep. 129
Chandra, Passionate Cambridge Gentlemanp. 134
On and Off the Map: Romanian Mathematicsp. 143
Du cote de chez Telegdi, the Experimental Sidep. 151
Leader of the Packp. 160
New Dimensionsp. 165
A Brief History of Spacep. 173
The Coming Agep. 182
Epilogue: The Goal and the Meansp. 184
Sources, Comments and Some More Stories Masquerading as Commentsp. 192
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9789812772145
ISBN-10: 9812772146
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 221
Published: 14th August 2007
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 22.68 x 15.42  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.44