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From a Life of Physics [Paperback]

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Item description for From a Life of Physics by Hans Albrecht Bethe, Dirac P. A. M., W. Heisenberg, Eugene Paul Wigner, O. Llein, Lifshitz & Hans Albrecht Bethe...

A compilation of previously unpublished lectures delivered at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics by the pioneers and creators of modern physics --Bethe, Dirac, Heisenberg, Wigner, Klein and Landau (the sixth delivered by E Lifshitz). By sharing with us their own lives of physics, these outstanding physicists convey the sense of total dedication, the pleasure and elegance of scientific creation at its peak. Readers would acquire a deeper sense of the scope and nature of physics, and the insights of its fascinating diverse disciplines as the developments of modern physics are being unfolded through history.

Contents: Foreword: Twenty-One Years After (Abdus Salam); Energy on Earth and in the Stars (H A Bethe); Methods in Theoretical Physics (P A M Dirac); Theory, Criticism and a Philosophy (W Heisenberg); The Scientist and Society (E P Wigner); From My Life of Physics (O Klein); Landau Great Scientist and Teacher (tribute by E M Lifshitz).

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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Pages   104
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 1989
Publisher   World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN  9971509377  
ISBN13  9789971509378  

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Meet the Heros  Aug 24, 2000
This is a collection of lectures (I suppose in 1968) by those authorities who actually created the physic as we know it today. Very much accessible and provides a rare chance to look into the minds of the giants. To introduce some of them:

Hans Bethe. A teacher, collaborator, and good friend of R.P. Feynman. Participated in the Manhattan Project and helped create the bomb. The man who first realized what fuels the sun. Got his Nobel Prize for this realization (1967, thermonuclear processes).

P.A.M. Dirac. Created relativistic quantum mechanics and so-called the "symbolic formulation" of quantum mechanics (the bra-ket notation). His theory formed a basis for later developments of quantum electrodynamics (QED). More of a mathematician. Had a very deep faith in mathematics. Seldom talked in public.

Werner Heisenberg. Father of _the_ quantum machanics. His formulation parallels Erwin Schrodinger's in that, though they used different mathematical languages, they described the same thing. Heisenberg's so-called "matrix formulation" was made possible by his great collaborators, i.e., Jordan, Born and Bohr. He was in the German camp when the major forces concentrated their powers in developing the A-bomb. Heisenberg had thought an A-bomb was a theoretical impossibility. Philosophically, he was forever a disciple of Niels Bohr. With Bohr, he was the guru of an orthodox interpretation of quantum mechanics, known as the Copenhagen Interpretation.

Eugene Wigner. A mathematician who won a Nobel prize in physics. A classmate of J. von. Neumann. He had a kind and gentle personality (quite rare among famous physicists). Wigner was the man who gave a Ph.D. to E. Jaynes, who was doing research on QED under Oppenheimer and had some difficulties in accepting quantum mechanics. Wigner, too, had troubles with the Copenhagen Interpretation and presented a unique interpretation that takes consciousness into account. To most of us, known by his 3-j symbol.

Too bad that Landau (a god figure in condensed matter physics) was not there to share his insights.


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