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Niels Bohr's times : in physics, philosophy, and polity

Author: Abraham Pais
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
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Pais, Abraham, 1918-2000.
Niels Bohr's times.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)756466441
Named Person: Niels Bohr; Niels Henrik David Bohr; Niels Bohr
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Pais
ISBN: 0198520492 9780198520498 0198520484 9780198520481
OCLC Number: 22906846
Description: xvii, 565 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: A dane for all seasons --
'In Denmark I was born...' --
Boyhood --
Toward the twentieth century: from ancient optics to relativity theory --
Natura facit saltum: the roots of quantum physics --
Student days --
In which Bohr goes to England for postdoctoral research --
Bohr, father of the atom --
How Bohr secured his permanent base of operations --
'It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair' --
Bohr and Einstein --
'A modern Viking who comes on a great errand' --
'Then the whole picture changes completely': the discovery of quantum mechanics --
The spirit of Copenhagen --
Looking into the atomic nucleus --
Toward the edge of physics in the Bohr style, and a bit beyond --
How Bohr orchestrated experimental progress in the 1930s, in physics and in biology --
Of sad events and of major journeys --
'We are suspended in language' --
Fission --
Bohr, pioneer of 'glasnost' --
In which Bohr moves full stream into his later years.
Responsibility: Abraham Pais.
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