Schr dinger

  • Filename: schr-dinger.
  • ISBN: 0521437679
  • Release Date: 1992-05-29
  • Number of pages: 513
  • Author: Walter J. Moore
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In the first comprehensive biography of Erwin Schrödinger--a brilliant and charming Austrian, a great scientist, and a man with a passionate interest in people and ideas--the author draws upon recollections of Schrödinger's friends, family and colleagues, and on contemporary records, letters and diaries. Schrödinger led a very intense life, both in his research and in the personal realm. This book portrays his life against the backdrop of Europe at a time of change and unrest. His best known scientific work was the discovery of wave mechanics, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1933. In Dublin, he wrote his most famous and influential book What is Life?, which attracted some of the brightest minds of his generation into molecular biology. This highly readable biography of a fascinating and complex man will appeal to anyone interested in the history of our times, and in the life and thought of one of the great men of twentieth-century science.

Schr dinger

  • Filename: schr-dinger.
  • ISBN: 9781316453971
  • Release Date: 2015-10-06
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Walter Moore
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Erwin Schrödinger was a brilliant and charming Austrian, a great scientist, and a man with a passionate interest in people and ideas. In this, the first comprehensive biography of Schrödinger, Walter Moore draws upon recollections of Schrödinger's friends, family and colleagues, and on contemporary records, letters and diaries. Schrödinger's life is portrayed against the backdrop of Europe at a time of change and unrest. His best known scientific work was the discovery of wave mechanics, for which he was awarded the Nobel prize in 1933. Schrödinger led a very intense life, both in his scientific research and in his personal life. Walter Moore has written a highly readable biography of this fascinating and complex man, which will appeal not only to scientists but to anyone interested in the history of our times, and in the life and thought of one of the great men of twentieth-century science.

Erwin Schr dinger s World View

  • Filename: erwin-schr-dinger-s-world-view.
  • ISBN: 9789401124287
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 239
  • Author: Johann Götschl
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Erwin Schrödinger is one of the greatest figures of theoretical physics, but there is another side to the man: not only did his work revolutionize physics, it also radiacally changed the foundations of our modern worldview, modern biology, philosophy of science, philosophy of the mind, and epistemology. This book explores the lesser-known aspects of Schrödinger's thought, revealing the physicist as a philosopher and polymath whose highly original ideas anticipated the current merging of the natural and the social sciences and the humanities. Thirteen renowned scientists and philosophers have contributed to the volume. Part I reveals the philosophical importance of Schrödinger's work as a physicist. Part II examines his theory of life and of the self-organization of matter. Part III shows how Schrödinger's ideas have influenced contemporary philosophy of nature and our modern view of the world, drawing a fascinating picture of the ongoing synthesis of nature and culture: one of the most interesting developments of modern thought. The volume also contains the most comprehensive bibliography of Schrödinger's scientific work, making it at the same time a book of acute contemporary relevance and a major work of reference.

Outsider Scientists

  • Filename: outsider-scientists.
  • ISBN: 9780226078540
  • Release Date: 2013-12-11
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Oren Harman
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Outsider Scientists describes the transformative role played by “outsiders” in the growth of the modern life sciences. Biology, which occupies a special place between the exact and human sciences, has historically attracted many thinkers whose primary training was in other fields: mathematics, physics, chemistry, linguistics, philosophy, history, anthropology, engineering, and even literature. These outsiders brought with them ideas and tools that were foreign to biology, but which, when applied to biological problems, helped to bring about dramatic, and often surprising, breakthroughs. This volume brings together eighteen thought-provoking biographical essays of some of the most remarkable outsiders of the modern era, each written by an authority in the respective field. From Noam Chomsky using linguistics to answer questions about brain architecture, to Erwin Schrödinger contemplating DNA as a physicist would, to Drew Endy tinkering with Biobricks to create new forms of synthetic life, the outsiders featured here make clear just how much there is to gain from disrespecting conventional boundaries. Innovation, it turns out, often relies on importing new ideas from other fields. Without its outsiders, modern biology would hardly be recognizable.

Erwin Schrodinger

  • Filename: erwin-schrodinger.
  • ISBN: 2863321161
  • Release Date: 1992-01-01
  • Number of pages: 460
  • Author: Michel Bitbol
  • Publisher: Atlantica Séguier Frontières

Schr dinger s Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics

  • Filename: schr-dinger-s-philosophy-of-quantum-mechanics.
  • ISBN: 9789400917729
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 292
  • Author: Michel Bitbol
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book is the final outcome of two projects. My first project was to publish a set of texts written by Schrodinger at the beginning of the 1950's for his seminars and lectures at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. These almost completely forgotten texts contained important insights into the interpretation of quantum mechanics, and they provided several ideas which were missing or elusively expressed in SchrOdinger's published papers and books of the same period. However, they were likely to be misinterpreted out of their context. The problem was that current scholarship could not help very much the reader of these writings to figure out their significance. The few available studies about SchrOdinger's interpretation of quantum mechanics are generally excellent, but almost entirely restricted to the initial period 1925-1927. Very little work has been done on Schrodinger's late views on the theory he contributed to create and develop. The generally accepted view is that he never really recovered from his interpretative failure of 1926-1927, and that his late reflections (during the 1950's) are little more than an expression of his rising nostalgia for the lost ideal of picturing the world, not to say for some favourite traditional picture. But the content and style of Schrodinger's texts of the 1950's do not agree at all with this melancholic appraisal; they rather set the stage for a thorough renewal of accepted representations. In order to elucidate this paradox, I adopted several strategies.

The Atom in the History of Human Thought

  • Filename: the-atom-in-the-history-of-human-thought.
  • ISBN: 0195150406
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 403
  • Author: Bernard Pullman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The concept of the atom is very near scientific bedrock, touching first causes, fundamental principles, our conception of the nature of reality. This book is a translation from the French of a history of atomic thought and theory, from ancient Greece to the present day. Pullman grounds his coverage of scientific theory always in the religious and philosophical context of the times, covering the whole period of Western civilization, including in passing the major scientific philosophies of the Muslim world and India. The transition of atomism from a philosophical position to an experimental science, in the mid-19th century, is well handled, and the coverage is nicely rounded out by a treatment of the first visual proof of atoms' material existence by direct microscopic imaging of individual atoms, about ten years ago.

Einstein s Dice and Schr dinger s Cat

  • Filename: einstein-s-dice-and-schr-dinger-s-cat.
  • ISBN: 9780465040650
  • Release Date: 2015-04-14
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Paul Halpern
  • Publisher: Basic Books

When the fuzzy indeterminacy of quantum mechanics overthrew the orderly world of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger were at the forefront of the revolution. Neither man was ever satisfied with the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics, however, and both rebelled against what they considered the most preposterous aspect of quantum mechanics: its randomness. Einstein famously quipped that God does not play dice with the universe, and Schrödinger constructed his famous fable of a cat that was neither alive nor dead not to explain quantum mechanics but to highlight the apparent absurdity of a theory gone wrong. But these two giants did more than just criticize: they fought back, seeking a Theory of Everything that would make the universe seem sensible again. In Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat, physicist Paul Halpern tells the little-known story of how Einstein and Schrödinger searched, first as collaborators and then as competitors, for a theory that transcended quantum weirdness. This story of their quest—which ultimately failed—provides readers with new insights into the history of physics and the lives and work of two scientists whose obsessions drove its progress. Today, much of modern physics remains focused on the search for a Theory of Everything. As Halpern explains, the recent discovery of the Higgs Boson makes the Standard Model—the closest thing we have to a unified theory— nearly complete. And while Einstein and Schrödinger failed in their attempt to explain everything in the cosmos through pure geometry, the development of string theory has, in its own quantum way, brought this idea back into vogue. As in so many things, even when they were wrong, Einstein and Schrödinger couldn’t help but get a great deal right.

Nature and the Greeks and Science and Humanism

  • Filename: nature-and-the-greeks-and-science-and-humanism.
  • ISBN: 0521575508
  • Release Date: 1951
  • Number of pages: 172
  • Author: Erwin Schr?dinger
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger was one of the most distinguished scientists and philosophers of the twentieth century, and his lectures are legendary. Here the texts of two of Schrödinger's most famous lecture series are made available again. In the first, entitled "Nature and the Greeks," Schrödinger offers a historical account of the scientific world picture. In the second, called "Science and Humanism," he addresses fundamental questions about the link between scientific and spiritual matters. As Roger Penrose confirms, these are the profound thoughts of a great mind, and as relevant today as when they were first published in the 1950s.

What is Life

  • Filename: what-is-life.
  • ISBN: 9780199641017
  • Release Date: 2012-09-27
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Addy Pross
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

Seventy years ago, Erwin Schrödinger posed a profound question: 'What is life, and how did it emerge from non-life?' Scientists have puzzled over it ever since. Addy Pross uses insights from the new field of systems chemistry to show how chemistry can become biology, and that Darwinian evolution is the expression of a deeper physical principle.

Spooky Physics The Illustrated Edition

  • Filename: spooky-physics-the-illustrated-edition.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2016-01-11
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Author: Andrea Diem-Lane
  • Publisher: MSAC Philosophy Group

This is the illustrated version of Dr. Andre Diem-Lane's earlier book, Spooky Physics, which was later published in a small paperback under the title Quantum Weirdness. Includes a detailed analysis of the famous Einstein-Bohr debate over the future of physics. Fully illuminated with black and white photographs and graphs.

Weird Scientists the Creators of Quantum Physics

  • Filename: weird-scientists-the-creators-of-quantum-physics.
  • ISBN: 9781257976249
  • Release Date: 2011-09
  • Number of pages: 570
  • Author: Jeffrey Strickland
  • Publisher:

Weird Scientists is a sequel to Men of Manhattan. As I wrote the latter about the nuclear physicists who brought in the era of nuclear power, quantum mechanics (or quantum physics) was unavoidable. Many of the contributors to the science of splitting the atom were also contributors to quantum mechanics. Atomic physics, particle physics, quantum physics, and even relativity are all interrelated. This book is about the men and women who established the science that shook the foundations of classical physics, removed determinism from measurement, and created alternative worlds of reality. The book introduces fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics, roughly in the order they were discovered, as a launching point for describing the scientist and the work that brought forth the concepts.

Perspectives on Genetics

  • Filename: perspectives-on-genetics.
  • ISBN: 029916604X
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 723
  • Author: James Franklin Crow
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

For more than ten years, the distinguished geneticists James F. Crow and William F. Dove have edited the popular “Perspectives” column in Genetics, the journal of the Genetics Society of America. This book, Perspectives on Genetics, collects more than 100 of these essays, which cumulatively are a history of modern genetics research and its continuing evolution.

Shaping Science with Rhetoric

  • Filename: shaping-science-with-rhetoric.
  • ISBN: 0226099067
  • Release Date: 2001-07-01
  • Number of pages: 204
  • Author: Leah Ceccarelli
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

How do scientists persuade colleagues from diverse fields to cross the disciplinary divide, risking their careers in new interdisciplinary research programs? Why do some attempts to inspire such research win widespread acclaim and support, while others do not? In Shaping Science with Rhetoric, Leah Ceccarelli addresses such questions through close readings of three scientific monographs in their historical contexts—Theodosius Dobzhansky's Genetics and the Origin of Species (1937), which inspired the "modern synthesis" of evolutionary biology; Erwin Schrödinger's What Is Life? (1944), which catalyzed the field of molecular biology; and Edward O. Wilson's Consilience (1998), a so far not entirely successful attempt to unite the social and biological sciences. She examines the rhetorical strategies used in each book and evaluates which worked best, based on the reviews and scientific papers that followed in their wake. Ceccarelli's work will be important for anyone interested in how interdisciplinary fields are formed, from historians and rhetoricians of science to scientists themselves.

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