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Physicists on Wall Street and other essays on science and society

Author: Jeremy Bernstein
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2008.
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Over the years, Jeremy Bernstein has been in contact with many of the worlda (TM)s most renowned physicists and other scientists, many of whom were involved in politics, literature, and language. In this diverse collection of essays, he reflects on their work, their personal relationships, their motives, and their contributions. Even for those people he writes about that he did not know personally, he provides  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
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Bernstein, Jeremy, 1929-
Physicists on Wall Street and other essays on science and society.
New York : Springer, ©2008
(DLC) 2008931402
(OCoLC)228097829
Named Person: Jeremy Bernstein; Jeremy Bernstein; Jeremy Bernstein
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Bernstein
ISBN: 9780387765068 0387765069 1281871087 9781281871084
OCLC Number: 304518817
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 182 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Economists. Options ; Black-scholes ; The rise and fall of the quants --
Scientists. Heisenberg in Poland ; The Orion ; Tales from South Africa ; A nuclear supermarket ; Ottavio Balkit : the life and times of Sir henry Wotton --
Linguists. The Spencers of Althorp and Sir William Jones : a love story ; All the glitters ; In a word, "lions" --
Fiction and stranger than fiction. The pianist, fiction and non-fiction ; Rocket science ; The science of Michel Thomas ; Topology ; What the #$*!? --
Author's note about "beating the system."
Responsibility: Jeremy Bernstein.
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