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Metropolis, N. (Nicholas) 1915-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 177 publications in 1 language and 3,631 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Editor, Honoree
Classifications: QA75.5, 001.609
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Most widely held works by N Metropolis
A history of computing in the twentieth century : a collection of essays by N Metropolis ( Book )
27 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The human side; The languages; The machines; The places
Uncommon sense by J. Robert Oppenheimer ( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I think that we will not be very successful in discouraging other power from this course [of a nuclear military program] unless we show, by our own example and conviction, that we regard nuclear armament as a transitory, dangerous, and degrading phase of the worlds history" These words could have been said today; that they were said more than twenty years ago, by one of the "fathers" of the atom bomb, gives them even greater impact. J. Robert Oppenheimer, a leading physicist in the Manhattan Project, recognized that scientific inquiry and discovery could no longer be separated from their effect on political decision-making, social responsibility, and human endeavor in general. He openly addressed issues of common concern and as a scientist accepted the responsibility brought about by nuclear physics. This collection of essays and speeches, only a few of which have been previously published, presents an extraordinary thinker and scientist as well as a compassionate human being. No issue is too small or too large if it is in some way connected to the emergence of a weapon as terrible and powerful as the atom bomb. Oppenheimer discusses the shift in scientific awareness and its impact on education, the question of openness in a society forced to keep secrets, the conflict between individual concerns and public and political necessity, the future of science and its effects on future politics---in short, the common and uncommon sense we find in our modern day reality. Uncommon Sense presents a responsible scientist and a concerned man who foresaw the problems the discovery of fission would create. And we should no neglect to read between the lines: The peak of Oppenheimers career coincided with the McCarthy era, the repercussions of which strongly affected his personal and professional life. The themes of openness and freedom becomes, therefore, recurring concerns in this collection of essays and speeches
New directions in physics : the Los Alamos 40th anniversary volume by N Metropolis ( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Directions In Physics
Frontiers of supercomputing ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays dedicated to S.M. Ulam : proceedings of the first Los Alamos Symposium on Mathematics in the Natural Sciences by Los Alamos Symposium on Mathematics in the Natural Sciences ( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symbolic dynamics of trapezoidal maps by James D Louck ( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on the future : in honor of Nick Metropolis by Siegfried Hecker ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection represents a unique undertaking in scientific publishing to honor Nick Metropolis. Nick was the last survivor of the World War II Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, and was an important member of the Los Alamos national Laboratory until his death in October, 1999. In this volume, some of the leading scientists and humanists of our time have contributed essays related to their respective disciplines, exploring various aspects of future developments in science and society, philosophy, national security, nuclear power, pure and applied mathematics, physics and biology, particle physics, computing, and information science
A New era in computation ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys in applied mathematics : essays dedicated to S.M. Ulam by N Metropolis ( Book )
9 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the first Los Alamos Symposium on Mathematics in the Natural Sciences by Los Alamos Symposium on Mathematics in the Natural Sciences ( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Directions In Physics by N Metropolis ( )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Directions In Physics
Table of atomic masses by N Metropolis ( Book )
3 editions published between 1950 and 1951 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Equations of state of elements based on the generalized Fermi-Thomas theory by Richard P Feynman ( )
2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Fermi-Thomas model has been used to derive the equation of state of matter at high pressures and at various temperatures. Calculations have been carried out both without and with the exchange terms. Discussion of similarity transformations lead to the virial theorem and to correlation of solutions for different Z-values
Science and computers : a volume dedicated to Nicholas Metropolis ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and computers : a vol. dedicated to Nicholas Metropolis ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New directions in physics : the Los Alamos 40. anniversary vol. ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The MANIAC by Los Alamos National Laboratory ( Book )
2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Metropolis, N.
Metropolis, N. 1915-1999
Metropolis, N. C.
Metropolis, N.C., 1915-
Metropolis, N. C. 1915-1999
Metropolis, Nicholas, 1915-
Metropolis, Nicholas C. 1915-1999
Metropolis, Nicholas Constantine
Metropolis, Nicholas Constantine, 1915-
Metropolis, Nicholas Constantine 1915-1999
Metropolis, Nick 1915-1999
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English (116)
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