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Driven to innovate : a century of Jewish mathematicians and physicists

Author: I M James
Publisher: Witney : Peter Lang, 2009.
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Celebrates the extraordinary contribution made by Jewish people in mathematics and physics, from Norbert Wiener to Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein. This work tells the life stories of thirty-five men  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I M James
ISBN: 9781906165222 190616522X
OCLC Number: 305175209
Description: 312 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents: Historical Background - Jews in Academia - Some Forerunners - Years of Opportunity: Carl Jacobi, J. J. Sylvester, Gotthold Eisenstein, Leopold Kronecker, Georg Cantor, Albert Michelson, Hertha Ayrton - Years of Success: Heinrich Hertz, Vito Volterra, Hermann Minkowski, Jacques Hadamard, Felix Hausdorff, Tullio Levi-Civita, Edmund Landau - Troubled Times: Lise Meitner, Max Dehn, Albert Einstein, Paul Ehrenfest, Abram Ioffe, Emmy Noether, James Franck - Emigrants and Immigrants: Max Born, Solomon Lefschetz, Niels Bohr, George Polya, Richard Courant, Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch, Franz Simon - Modern Times: Heinz Hopf, Norbert Wiener, Igor Ivgenievitch Tamm, Oscar Zariski, Wolfgang Pauli, Dennis Gabor, Alfred Tarski.
Responsibility: Ioan James.
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