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The Resource Maker of patterns : an autobiography through letters, Freeman Dyson

Maker of patterns : an autobiography through letters, Freeman Dyson

Label
Maker of patterns : an autobiography through letters
Title
Maker of patterns
Title remainder
an autobiography through letters
Statement of responsibility
Freeman Dyson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Both recalling his life story and recounting many of the major advances in twentieth-century science, a renowned physicist shares his autobiography through letters. While recognizing that quantum mechanics "demands serious attention," Albert Einstein in 1926 admonished fellow physicist Max Born that the theory "does not bring us closer to the secrets of the Old One." Aware that "there are deep mysteries that Nature intends to keep for herself," Freeman Dyson, the 94-year-old theoretical physicist, has nonetheless chronicled the stories of those who were engaged in solving some of the most challenging quandaries of twentieth-century physics. Written between 1940 and the early 1980s, these letters to relatives form an historic account of modern science and its greatest players, including J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard Feynman, Stephen Hawking, and Hans Bethe. Whether reflecting on the horrors of World War II, the moral dilemmas of nuclear development, the challenges of the space program, or the considerable demands of raising six children, Dyson offers a firsthand account of one of the greatest periods of scientific discovery of our modern age"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.D95
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Maker of patterns : an autobiography through letters, Freeman Dyson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Great minds around the billiard table -- War and peace -- Truth and reconciliation -- Cornell student -- Go west, young man -- Demigods on stilts -- Nolo contendere -- Well, doc, you're in -- The physicist in love -- Cornell professor -- Mycenean tablets and spin waves -- Moscow and La Jolla -- The forsaken merman -- A spaceship and a wedding -- Homecoming -- Working for peace -- Marching for justice -- Sitting in judgment -- Two deaths and two departures -- Adventures of a psychiatric nurse -- Whale worshipers and moonchildren
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 400 pages
Isbn
9780871403865
Lccn
2017055725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1682997
  • (OCoLC)1021069509
  • 1630422
  • (OCoLC)on1021069509
  • 1630422
  • 1682997
  • 1682997
Label
Maker of patterns : an autobiography through letters, Freeman Dyson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Great minds around the billiard table -- War and peace -- Truth and reconciliation -- Cornell student -- Go west, young man -- Demigods on stilts -- Nolo contendere -- Well, doc, you're in -- The physicist in love -- Cornell professor -- Mycenean tablets and spin waves -- Moscow and La Jolla -- The forsaken merman -- A spaceship and a wedding -- Homecoming -- Working for peace -- Marching for justice -- Sitting in judgment -- Two deaths and two departures -- Adventures of a psychiatric nurse -- Whale worshipers and moonchildren
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 400 pages
Isbn
9780871403865
Lccn
2017055725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1682997
  • (OCoLC)1021069509
  • 1630422
  • (OCoLC)on1021069509
  • 1630422
  • 1682997
  • 1682997

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