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Kaiser, David

Overview
Works: 78 works in 215 publications in 4 languages and 6,783 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, wpr, Creator, Narrator
Classifications: QC178, 531.14
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Kaiser
Drawing theories apart : the dispersion of Feynman diagrams in postwar physics by David Kaiser( )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feynman diagrams have revolutionized nearly every aspect of theoretical physics since the middle of the twentieth century. Introduced by the American physicist Richard Feynman (1918-88) soon after World War II as a means of simplifying lengthy calculations in quantum electrodynamics, they soon gained adherents in many branches of the discipline. Yet as new physicists adopted the tiny line drawings, they also adapted the diagrams and introduced their own interpretations. Drawing Theories Apart traces how generations of young theorists learned to frame their research in terms of the diagrams--and how both the diagrams and their users were molded in the process. Drawing on rich archival materials, interviews, and more than five hundred scientific articles from the period, Drawing Theories Apart uses the Feynman diagrams as a means to explore the development of American postwar physics. By focusing on the ways young physicists learned new calculational skills, David Kaiser frames his story around the crafting and stabilizing of the basic tools in the physicist's kit--thus offering the first book to follow the diagrams once they left Feynman's hands and entered the physics vernacular
Pedagogy and the practice of science : historical and contemporary perspectives( )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fields they examine span the modern physical sciences, ranging from theoretical physics to electrical engineering and from nuclear weapons science to quantum chemistry."--Jacket
Becoming MIT : moments of decision by David Kaiser( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of MIT, as seen in a series of crucial decisions over the years
How the hippies saved physics : science, counterculture, and the quantum revival by David Kaiser( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how a quirky band of misfit science students at Berkeley in the 1970s altered the course of modern physics while studying quantum theory alongside Eastern mysticism and psychic mind reading while lounging in hot tubs and dabbling with LSD. Today, quantum information theory is among the most exciting scientific frontiers, attracting billions of dollars in funding and thousands of talented researchers. But as the author, a MIT physicist and historian reveals, this cutting-edge field has a surprisingly psychedelic past. This book introduces us to a band of freewheeling physicists who defied the imperative to "shut up and calculate" and helped to rejuvenate modern physics. For physicists, the 1970s were a time of stagnation. Jobs became scarce, and conformity was encouraged, sometimes stifling exploration of the mysteries of the physical world. Dissatisfied, underemployed, and eternally curious, an eccentric group of physicists in Berkeley, California, banded together to throw off the constraints of the physics mainstream and explore the wilder side of science. Dubbing themselves the "Fundamental Fysiks Group," they pursued an audacious, speculative approach to physics. They studied quantum entanglement and Bell's Theorem through the lens of Eastern mysticism and psychic mind-reading, discussing the latest research while lounging in hot tubs. Some even dabbled with LSD to enhance their creativity. Unlikely as it may seem, these iconoclasts spun modern physics in a new direction, forcing mainstream physicists to pay attention to the strange but exciting underpinnings of quantum theory. A story that illuminates the relationship between creativity and scientific progress, this work takes us to a time when only the unlikeliest heroes could break the science world out of its rut
Groovy science : knowledge, innovation, and American counterculture by David Kaiser( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his 1969 book The Making of a Counterculture, Theodore Roszak described the youth of the time as fleeing science "as if from a place inhabited by plague" and even seeking "subversion of the scientific worldview" itself. Roszak's view has persisted: the counterculture is popularly regarded as a movement that was explicitly antiscientific in its embrace of alternative spiritualities and communal living. Such a view is too simple, ignoring the diverse ways in which the era's countercultures expressed enthusiasm for and involved themselves in science--but of a certain type. Rejecting hulking, militarized technical projects like Cold War missiles and mainframes, baby boomers and hippies alike sought a science that was both small-scale and big-picture, as exemplified by the annual workshops on quantum physics at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, or Timothy Leary's championing of space exploration as the ultimate "high." Groovy Science explores the experimentation and eclecticism that marked countercultural science and technology during one of the most colorful periods of American history."--Page 4 of cover
How the hippies saved physics : science, counterculture, and the quantum revival by David Kaiser( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how a quirky band of misfit science students at Berkeley in the 1970s altered the course of modern physics while studying quantum theory alongside Eastern mysticism and psychic mind reading while lounging in hot tubs and dabbling with LSD
Science and society : the history of modern physical science in the twentieth century( Book )

30 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2002
Science and the American century : readings from Isis by Sally Gregory Kohlstedt( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suitable for scholars and students of American history, and for scientists and others who want to better understand modern science and science in America, this title offers the significant contributions to the study of the history of science, technology, and medicine during the twentieth century, all drawn from the pages of the journal Isis
Gravitation by Charles W Misner( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1973, Gravitation is a landmark graduate-level textbook that presents Einstein's general theory of relativity and offers a rigorous, full-year course on the physics of gravitation. Upon publication, Science called it "a pedagogic masterpiece," and it has since become a classic, considered essential reading for every serious student and researcher in the field of relativity. This authoritative text has shaped the research of generations of physicists and astronomers, and the book continues to influence the way experts think about the subject. With an emphasis on geometric interpretation, this masterful and comprehensive book introduces the theory of relativity; describes physical applications, from stars to black holes and gravitational waves; and portrays the field's frontiers. The book also offers a unique, alternating, two-track pathway through the subject. Material focusing on basic physical ideas is designated as Track 1 and formulates an appropriate one-semester graduate-level course. The remaining Track 2 material provides a wealth of advanced topics instructors can draw on for a two-semester course, with Track 1 sections serving as prerequisites. This must-have reference for students and scholars of relativity includes a new preface by David Kaiser, reflecting on the history of the book's publication and reception, and a new introduction by Charles Misner and Kip Thorne, discussing exciting developments in the field since the book's original publication
Science and society : the history of modern physical science in the twentieth century( )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2002
La climatisation des ménages et la vulnérabilité à la chaleur extrême à Montréal by David Kaiser( )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le bruit et la santé : état de situation, Île de Montréal by David Kaiser( )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die besten Android-Apps : [optimaler Durchblick im Apps-Dschungel ; die besten Alles-Könner für Freizeit, Hobby & Beruf] by Christian Immler( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bewertet rund 140 empfehlenswerte, kostenlos erhältliche Android-Apps aus 12 verschiedenen Themenbereichen
Vers une nouvelle stratégie canadienne d’intervention en habitation( )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical science and the language of war( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making special relativity( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making general relativity( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die besten Android-Smartphone-Apps [endlich optimaler Durchblick im App-Dschungel ; die besten Alles-Könner für Freizeit, Hobby & Beruf] by Christian Immler( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nichts ist unmöglich - mit der richtigen App! Dieses Buch verschafft Ihnen Durchblick im App-Dschungel für Android-Smartphones. Nachdem die Autoren Ihnen leicht verständlich die App-Installation erklärt haben, stellen sie Ihnen die empfehlenswertesten und nützlichsten (kostenlosen) Apps nach Kategorien geordnet vor - wichtige Infos wie Quelle, Größe und Top-Funktionen haben Sie sofort im Blick
Baseball Greatness According to Wins above Average : Top Players and Teams, 1901-2016 by David Kaiser( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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How the hippies saved physics : science, counterculture, and the quantum revival
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Pedagogy and the practice of science : historical and contemporary perspectivesBecoming MIT : moments of decisionHow the hippies saved physics : science, counterculture, and the quantum revivalHow the hippies saved physics : science, counterculture, and the quantum revivalScience and society : the history of modern physical science in the twentieth centuryScience and society : the history of modern physical science in the twentieth centuryPhysical science and the language of warMaking special relativityMaking general relativity
Alternative Names
David Kaiser Amerikaans natuurkundige

David Kaiser físico estadounidense

David Kaiser physicien américain

David Kaiser US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

Kaiser, David, 1971-

Kaiser, David I.

Kaiser, David I., 1971-

ديفيد كايزر فيزيائي أمريكي

دیوید کایزر فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

Languages
English (139)

French (5)

German (4)

Italian (3)