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Scientific temperaments : three lives in contemporary science

Author: Philip J Hilts
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Wilson, the particle physicist who designed and built some of the great machines of physics, including one of the largest and most elegant ever constructed--the Fermilab Accelerator. Mark Ptashne, the brilliant Harvard geneticist who turned his sixteen-year obsession with the macabre habits of a single microorganism into one of the most important works in contemporary biology. John McCarthy, one of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hilts, Philip J.
Scientific temperaments.
New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1982
(OCoLC)610134939
Named Person: Robert R Wilson; Mark Ptashne; John McCarthy; John McCarthy; Mark Ptashne; Robert R Wilson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip J Hilts
ISBN: 0671225332 9780671225339
OCLC Number: 8688830
Description: 302 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The main ring : Robert Wilson and the building of Fermilab --
On Divinity Avenue : Mark Ptashne and the revolution in biology --
Doll inside a doll : John McCarthy and the evolution of artificial intelligence.
Responsibility: Philip J. Hilts.

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Robert Wilson, the particle physicist who designed and built some of the great machines of physics, including one of the largest and most elegant ever constructed--the Fermilab Accelerator. Mark Ptashne, the brilliant Harvard geneticist who turned his sixteen-year obsession with the macabre habits of a single microorganism into one of the most important works in contemporary biology. John McCarthy, one of the founding fathers of artificial intelligence. As the inventor of time sharing, computer languages and other computer esoterica. McCarthy, more than any other person, created the systems and ideas that made the home computer possible.

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