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The joy of insight : passions of a physicist

Author: Victor Frederick Weisskopf
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1991.
Series: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the twentieth-century scientific community and a memoir of the scientist who was at the forefront of particle physics.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002.
Joy of insight.
New York : Basic Books, ©1991
(OCoLC)625264361
Named Person: Victor Frederick Weisskopf; Victor F Weisskopf; Victor Frederick Weisskopf; Victor Frederick Weisskopf; Victor Frederick Weisskopf
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Frederick Weisskopf
ISBN: 0465036783 9780465036783 0465036775 9780465036776
OCLC Number: 22493966
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 336 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Formative years in Vienna --
Becoming a theoretical physicist in Göttingen --
Near the founders of quantum mechanics --
A worldview and a companion for life from Denmark --
Adventures with Pauli --
The growing threat of the Nazis --
Becoming an American --
Working on the bomb --
Return to teaching research, and politics --
Growing ties to Europe --
Leading CERN, a European International Laboratory --
Back to America --
Working with the Pope for peace --
Mozart, quantum mechanics, and a better world.
Series Title: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation series.
Responsibility: Victor Weisskopf.

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This autobiography looks at Victor Weisskopf, a scientist at the forefront of particle physics research who became one of the early advocates of nuclear responsibility. The book chronicles his life  Read more...

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