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By Peter Freund

This interesting publication assembles human tales approximately physicists and mathematicians. Remarkably, those tales cluster round a few common issues having to do with the interplay among scientists, and with the influence of historical occasions — reminiscent of the appearance of fascism and communism within the 20th century — on scientists' habit. in brief, yet lucidly, many of the appealing technological know-how that introduced those scientists jointly within the first position is explained.

Author's web site: http://freund9.googlepages.com/peterfreundwritings.

Contents:

  • Einstein as soon as Removed
  • The judgment of right and wrong of Physics
  • The Language of God
  • Oswald Teichmüller and Nazi Science
  • Scientists in Politics
  • Jews in technology. The Backlash
  • Stalin and the Quantum
  • Oppenheimer, Hero or Antihero?
  • On and stale the Map: Romanian Mathematics
  • A short heritage of Space
  • as good as chapters on Richard Feynman, E C G Stueckelberg, Emmy Noether, Andrei Sakharov, and others

Readership: essentially basic readers, and especially theoretical physicists, mathematicians and excessive strength experimental physicists.

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