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Pais, Abraham 1918-2000

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Works: 102 works in 415 publications in 8 languages and 13,810 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Contributor
Classifications: QC16.E5, 530.092
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"Subtle is the Lord-- " : the science and the life of Albert Einstein by Abraham Pais( Book )
49 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 3,579 libraries worldwide
A biography of Albert Einstein, told through various scientific and technical correspondences, including those with Michele Besso. Pais discusses the world of physics before Einstein, during Einstein's time and the impact on the scientific world after his death
J. Robert Oppenheimer a life by Abraham Pais( file )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,651 libraries worldwide
The late Abraham Pais wrote the definitive biography of Albert Einstein, "Subtle is the Lord," which won an American Book Award. As a distinguished physicist and Einstein's colleague, Pais combined a sophisticated understanding of physics with first-hand knowledge of this notoriously private individual, offering rare insights into both. It is his unique double perspective that makes his work so valuable. Now Abraham Pais offers an illuminating portrait of another eminent colleague, J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the most charismatic and enigmatic figures of modern physics. Pais introd
Inward bound : of matter and forces in the physical world by Abraham Pais( Book )
32 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 1,628 libraries worldwide
Niels Bohr's times : in physics, philosophy, and polity by Abraham Pais( Book )
19 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,418 libraries worldwide
Om den danske fysiker Niels Bohr (1885-1962)
Einstein lived here by Abraham Pais( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 1,268 libraries worldwide
Few people have understood what Einstein has said, thought, and done, but many are hungry to know more about him. This companion volume to Abraham Pais's Subtle is the Lord... enlarges on the way Einstein was perceived by the world at large. His becoming the scientist of greatest renown ever is largely the result of attention by the media, as the author has documented by delving in newspaper and magazine archives, from 1902 to the present. We also learn of his views on religion and on philosophy, his marital problems, and his contacts with personalities ranging from John D. Rockefeller to Charlie Chaplin to Freud to Ghandi. Interviews with Einstein, as well as reports on brief comments and longer addresses by him, help to convey his vivid style of expression as well as his great talent at formulation. He wrote and spoke about pacifism, supranationalism, civil liberties, and the rights and obligation of Jews and Arabs to live together harmoniously in the Middle East. Subjects he was interested in ranged from capital punishment to vegetarianism. These essays were written from the author's special perspective: he is a physicist and he knew Einstein personally for several years. His style is accessible and nonmathematical. This book provides essential information about Einstein the human being which will fascinate and inform both the specialist and the layman
Twentieth century physics by Laurie M Brown( Book )
18 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,107 libraries worldwide
The genius of science : a portrait gallery by Abraham Pais( Book )
11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,003 libraries worldwide
Biographical profiles of Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, and other twentieth-century physicists feature observations and insights from a fellow scientist who knew the subjects personally
Paul Dirac : the man and his work by Abraham Pais( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
A unique insight into Dirac's life and work, by four internationally respected physicists
Das Märchen vom Elfenbeinernen Turm : Reden und Aufsätze by Res Jost( Book )
11 editions published in 1995 in German and English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Enth. u. a.: S. 1-9: Res Jost : January 10, 1918 - October 3, 1990 / Abraham Pais. - S. 11-19: Erinnerungen: Erlesenes und Erlebtes / [Res Jost]
"Raffiniert ist der Herrgot-- " : Albert Einstein, eine wissenschaftliche Biographie by Abraham Pais( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in German and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Albert Einstein, la vie et l'oeuvre : "Subtil est le Seigneur..." by Abraham Pais( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in French and held by 86 libraries worldwide
L'auteur, lui-même physicien, vécut neuf ans auprès d'Einstein, à Princeton. Des souvenirs personnels, les discussions avec certains de ceux qui l'ont connu, l'étude de ses écrits, tels sont les éléments qui constituent la matière première de son livre. Il dresse le portrait d'un homme enthousiaste, sincère, acharné dans sa recherche des lois de l'univers, mais aussi attentif au sort du monde, ardent défenseur de la liberté et de la paix. "Il explique son oeuvre, en dresse l'historique, en relate le cheminement, l'analyse et la commente"
Ich vertraue auf Intuition : der andere Albert Einstein by Abraham Pais( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in German and held by 75 libraries worldwide
On the theory of elementary particles by Abraham Pais( Book )
11 editions published in 1947 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 libraries worldwide
A tale of two continents : a physicist's life in a turbulent world by Abraham Pais( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
The author of an immensely popular biography of Einstein, Subtle Is the Lord, Pais writes engagingly for a general audience. His "tale" describes his period of hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland (although he ended the war in a Gestapo prison) and his life in America, particularly at the newly organized Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, then directed by the brilliant and controversial physicist Robert Oppenheimer. Pais tells fascinating stories about Oppenheimer, Einstein, Bohr, Sakharov, Dirac, Heisenberg, and von Neumann, as well as about nonscientists like Chaim Weizmann, George Kennan, Erwin Panofsky, and Pablo Casals. His enthusiasm about science and life in general pervades a book that is partly a memoir, partly a travel commentary, and partly a history of science
On the photo-disintegration of the deuteron by Abraham Pais( Book )
4 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Twentieth century physics by Laurie M Brown( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Sottile è il Signore ___ : la scienza e la vita di Albert Einstein by Abraham Pais( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in Italian and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Einstein lived here by Abraham Pais( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
The author enlarges on the world's perception of Albert Einstein by presenting Einstein's views on religion and philosophy, his marital problems, and his contacts with great figures of his day. Also included are interviews that convey Einstein's vivid style of expression and his willingness to speak out on various issues
Projective theory of meson fields and electromagnetic properties of atomic nuclei by Abraham Pais( Book )
5 editions published in 1941 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Einstein woonde hier by Abraham Pais( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in Dutch and held by 21 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Pais, A.
Pais, A. 1918-2000
Pais, Abraham
Paisu, Aburahamu 1918-2000
Pajs, A.
Pajs, Abracham 1918-2000
パイス, アブラハム
Languages
English (226)
German (19)
Italian (9)
French (6)
Chinese (4)
Dutch (4)
Japanese (1)
Russian (1)
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