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No time to be brief : a scientific biography of Wolfgang Pauli

Author: Charles P Enz
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book retraces the life of the physicist Wolfgang Pauli, analyses his scientific work, and describes the evolution of his thinking. Pauli spent 30 years as a Professor at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, and this period occupies a central place in this biography. It would be incomplete, however, without a rendering of Pauli's sarcastic wit and, most importantly, of the world of his dreams. It is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Biographie
biografi
Named Person: Wolfgang Pauli; Wolfgang Pauli; Wolfgang Pauli; Wolfgang Pauli; Wolfgang Pauli, Physiker
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles P Enz
ISBN: 0198564791 9780198564799
OCLC Number: 48753063
Awards: Joint winner for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2004.
Description: viii, 573 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Pauli's Family --
2. The Prodigy of Relativity Theory --
3. Student in Munich --
4. Scientific Collaborator --
5. The Hamburg Years --
6. The New ETH Professor --
7. The Personal Crisis --
8. Life with Franca --
9. The War Years in America --
10. The Famous Professor Returns --
11. The One World: Physics and Psyche --
12. The Symmetry Breaks.
Responsibility: Charles P. Enz.
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This book retraces the life and work of Nobel Laureate Wolfgang Pauli, one of the great physicists of the 20th century. Pauli spent most of his professional life in Zurich where he was a professor at  Read more...

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