Wigner, Eugene Paul 19021995
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Works:  410 works in 1,163 publications in 6 languages and 11,279 library holdings 

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Most widely held works about
Eugene Paul Wigner
 The Martians of Science : five physicists who changed the twentieth century by István Hargittai( Book )
 The recollections of Eugene P. Wigner as told to Andrew Szanton by Eugene Paul Wigner( Book )
 Eugene P. Wigner, an architect of the Atomic Age : highlights of a career with a comprehensive bibliography by Francis S Wagner( Book )
 Proceedings of the IV Wigner Symposium, Guadalajara, México, 711 August, 1995 by Wigner Symposium( Book )
 Classical and quantum systems : foundations and symmetries : proceedings of the II International Wigner Symposium, Goslar, Germany, July 1620, 1991 by H. D Doebner( )
 A marslakók bölcsessége : saját szavaikkal, megjegyzésekkel by Balazs Hargittai( Book )
 Az öt világformáló marslakó by István Hargittai( Book )
 Wigner Jenő by George Marx( Book )
 The collected works of Eugene Paul Wigner by Eugene Paul Wigner( Book )
 Posztumusz interjú : válogatás Thassy Jenő hangarchívumából by Jenő Thassy( Recording )
 Oral history interview with John Bardeen by John Bardeen( )
 Victor Weisskopf: My life as a physicist by Victor Frederick Weisskopf( )
 Oral history interview with Edward Creutz by E Creutz( )
 Oral history interview with Robert Joseph Maurer by Robert Joseph Maurer( )
 Oral history interview with David Pines by David Pines( )
 Oral history interview with Frank Clark Hoyt by Frank Clark Hoyt( )
 Oral history interview with Victor Frederick Weisskopf by Victor Frederick Weisskopf( )
 Conversations with David Inglis by David Rittenhouse Inglis( )
 Allen Shenstone autobiography by Allen Goodrich Shenstone( )
 Robert H. Dicke response to Laser History Project Survey by Robert H Dicke( )
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Most widely held works by
Eugene Paul Wigner
Group theory and its application to the quantum mechanics of atomic spectra by
Eugene Paul Wigner(
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66 editions published between 1909 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
66 editions published between 1909 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symmetries and reflections : scientific essays of Eugene P. Wigner by
Eugene Paul Wigner(
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60 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
60 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nuclear structure by
Leonard Eisenbud(
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26 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A clear and wellorganized review of what is presently known about nuclear structure. Emphasis is less upon mathematical detail than upon the obtaining of a clear perspective which relates the various lines of approach to this complex and rapidly developing field. Particular attention is paid to nuclear models and to the several types of nuclear reactions.Originally published in 1958.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest printondemand technology to again make available previously outofprint books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
26 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A clear and wellorganized review of what is presently known about nuclear structure. Emphasis is less upon mathematical detail than upon the obtaining of a clear perspective which relates the various lines of approach to this complex and rapidly developing field. Particular attention is paid to nuclear models and to the several types of nuclear reactions.Originally published in 1958.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest printondemand technology to again make available previously outofprint books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Aspects of quantum theory by
P. A. M Dirac(
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23 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The twelve articles in this volume discuss various aspects of quantum mechanics which owe their origin to the work fo P.A.M. Dirac. Each of the distinguished contributors reviews Dirac's work and discusses its development in some detail. Since Dirac's work ranged widely, the resulting volume constitutes a valable survey of the state of quantum mechanics. A small part of the book contains personal reminiscences of Dirac in Cambridge and of his early visits to the U.S.A. and gives a historical account of the development of quantum mechanics during the decade 19241933, termed the "golden age of theoretical physics."
23 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The twelve articles in this volume discuss various aspects of quantum mechanics which owe their origin to the work fo P.A.M. Dirac. Each of the distinguished contributors reviews Dirac's work and discusses its development in some detail. Since Dirac's work ranged widely, the resulting volume constitutes a valable survey of the state of quantum mechanics. A small part of the book contains personal reminiscences of Dirac in Cambridge and of his early visits to the U.S.A. and gives a historical account of the development of quantum mechanics during the decade 19241933, termed the "golden age of theoretical physics."
The physical theory of neutron chain reactors by
Alvin Martin Weinberg(
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21 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reminiscences about a great physicist : Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac by
Behram Kurşunoğlu(
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17 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Survival and the bomb; methods of civil defense by
Eugene Paul Wigner(
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10 editions published between 1969 and 1982 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1969 and 1982 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physical science and human values : a symposium by
Eugene Paul Wigner(
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11 editions published between 1946 and 1969 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1946 and 1969 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dispersion relations and their connection with causality by
International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"(
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22 editions published in 1964 in English and Italian and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The aim of the lecture series presented at the International School of Physics Enrico Fermi, Varenna, Italy, is to present the main steps to follow in the standard proof of dispersion relations. Seven papers which were presented in course number 29 are contained in this book. These papers are: (1) The Role of Invariance Principles in Natural Philosophy, by E.P. Wigner; (2) The Proof of Dispersion Relations, by M. Froissart; (3) Causality, RMatrix, and Collision Matrix, by E.P. Wigner; (4) Dispersion Relations and Applications, by D.Y. Wong; (5) The Nonrelativistic AngularMomentum Plane, by R.G. Newton; (6) Production Amplitudes, by P.V. Landshoff; and (7) HighEnergy Scattering and Dispersion Theory, by R. Oehme. (Author)
22 editions published in 1964 in English and Italian and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The aim of the lecture series presented at the International School of Physics Enrico Fermi, Varenna, Italy, is to present the main steps to follow in the standard proof of dispersion relations. Seven papers which were presented in course number 29 are contained in this book. These papers are: (1) The Role of Invariance Principles in Natural Philosophy, by E.P. Wigner; (2) The Proof of Dispersion Relations, by M. Froissart; (3) Causality, RMatrix, and Collision Matrix, by E.P. Wigner; (4) Dispersion Relations and Applications, by D.Y. Wong; (5) The Nonrelativistic AngularMomentum Plane, by R.G. Newton; (6) Production Amplitudes, by P.V. Landshoff; and (7) HighEnergy Scattering and Dispersion Theory, by R. Oehme. (Author)
Gruppentheorie und ihre Anwendung auf die Quantenmechanik der Atomspektren by
Eugene Paul Wigner(
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40 editions published between 1931 and 1977 in German and English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dieses Buch ist aus dem Wunsche entstanden, die An wendung gruppen theoretischer Methoden in der Quantenmechanik einem weiteren Leserkreis zugänglich zu machen. Die wirk liche Lösung der quantenmechanischen Differentialgleichungen stößt im allgemeinen auf so große Schwierigkeiten, daß man durch direkte Rechnung zumeist nur eine grobe Annäherung zu erreichen vermag. Um so erfreulicher ist es, daß ein so großer Teil der quantenmechanischen Resultate schon durch reine Symmetrieüberlegungen erhalten werden kann. Man hat gegen die gruppentheoi'etische Behandlung der Schrödingergleichung oft den Einwand erhoben, daß sie "nicht physikalisch" sei. Es scheint mir aber, daf$ die bewußte Aus nutzung elementarer Symmetrieeigenschaften dem physikalischen Gefühl eher entsprechen muß, als die mehr rechnerische Be handlung. Der erwähnte Einwand dürfte darauf zurückzuführen sein, daß die Gruppentheorie einen wesentlich anderen Charakter hat, als die dem Physiker hauptsächlich geläufigen Teile der Mathematik, so daß es immerhin einige Zeit erfordert, bis man sich mit ihr befreundet hat. Sie besteht nämlich aus einer großen Zahl unscheinbarer Schlüsse, die zwar einzeln betrachtet trivial, in ihrer Gesamtheit aber doch nicht so leicht zu über blicken sind. Deshalb hielt ich es schon im Interesse des ungeübten Lesers für ratsam, alle Zwischenüberlegungen nach Möglich keit explizite auszuführen. Um das richtige "sich zu Hause fühlen" im Gegenstand zu erleichtern, wurde vom mathema tischen Teil wesentlich mehr gebracht, als für die physikalischen VI Vorwort Anwendungen notwendig gewesen wäre. In den physikalischen Anwendungen wollte ich mich auf einen Gegenstand beschränken und habe als dit'sen die Theorie der Atomspektren gewählt
40 editions published between 1931 and 1977 in German and English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dieses Buch ist aus dem Wunsche entstanden, die An wendung gruppen theoretischer Methoden in der Quantenmechanik einem weiteren Leserkreis zugänglich zu machen. Die wirk liche Lösung der quantenmechanischen Differentialgleichungen stößt im allgemeinen auf so große Schwierigkeiten, daß man durch direkte Rechnung zumeist nur eine grobe Annäherung zu erreichen vermag. Um so erfreulicher ist es, daß ein so großer Teil der quantenmechanischen Resultate schon durch reine Symmetrieüberlegungen erhalten werden kann. Man hat gegen die gruppentheoi'etische Behandlung der Schrödingergleichung oft den Einwand erhoben, daß sie "nicht physikalisch" sei. Es scheint mir aber, daf$ die bewußte Aus nutzung elementarer Symmetrieeigenschaften dem physikalischen Gefühl eher entsprechen muß, als die mehr rechnerische Be handlung. Der erwähnte Einwand dürfte darauf zurückzuführen sein, daß die Gruppentheorie einen wesentlich anderen Charakter hat, als die dem Physiker hauptsächlich geläufigen Teile der Mathematik, so daß es immerhin einige Zeit erfordert, bis man sich mit ihr befreundet hat. Sie besteht nämlich aus einer großen Zahl unscheinbarer Schlüsse, die zwar einzeln betrachtet trivial, in ihrer Gesamtheit aber doch nicht so leicht zu über blicken sind. Deshalb hielt ich es schon im Interesse des ungeübten Lesers für ratsam, alle Zwischenüberlegungen nach Möglich keit explizite auszuführen. Um das richtige "sich zu Hause fühlen" im Gegenstand zu erleichtern, wurde vom mathema tischen Teil wesentlich mehr gebracht, als für die physikalischen VI Vorwort Anwendungen notwendig gewesen wäre. In den physikalischen Anwendungen wollte ich mich auf einen Gegenstand beschränken und habe als dit'sen die Theorie der Atomspektren gewählt
Toward a unity of knowledge by
Study Group on Foundations of Cultural Unity(
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1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected works of Eugene Paul Wigner by
Eugene Paul Wigner(
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23 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and German and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eugene Wigner is one of the few giants of 20thcentury physics. His early work helped to shape quantum mechanics, he laid the foundations of nuclear physics and nuclear engineering, and he contributed significantly to solidstate physics. His philosophical and political writings are widely known. All his works will be reprinted in Eugene Paul Wigner's Collected Workstogether with descriptive annotations by outstanding scientists. The present volume begins with a short biographical sketch followed by Wigner's papers on group theory, an extremely powerful tool he created for theoretical quantum physics. They are presented in two parts. The first, annotated by B. Judd, covers applications to atomic and molecular spectra, term structure, time reversal and spin. In the second, G. Mackey introduces to the reader the mathematical papers, many of which are outstanding contributions to the theory of unitary representations of groups, including the famous paper on the Lorentz group
23 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and German and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eugene Wigner is one of the few giants of 20thcentury physics. His early work helped to shape quantum mechanics, he laid the foundations of nuclear physics and nuclear engineering, and he contributed significantly to solidstate physics. His philosophical and political writings are widely known. All his works will be reprinted in Eugene Paul Wigner's Collected Workstogether with descriptive annotations by outstanding scientists. The present volume begins with a short biographical sketch followed by Wigner's papers on group theory, an extremely powerful tool he created for theoretical quantum physics. They are presented in two parts. The first, annotated by B. Judd, covers applications to atomic and molecular spectra, term structure, time reversal and spin. In the second, G. Mackey introduces to the reader the mathematical papers, many of which are outstanding contributions to the theory of unitary representations of groups, including the famous paper on the Lorentz group
Who speaks for civil defense? by
Eugene Paul Wigner(
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4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum, space, and timethe quest continues : studies and essays in honour of Louis de Broglie, Paul Dirac, and Eugene Wigner by
A. O Barut(
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7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Special relativity and quantum theory : a collection of papers on the Poincaré group by
Marilyn E Noz(
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10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical reflections and syntheses by
Eugene Paul Wigner(
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9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and German and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Among the founding fathers of modern quantum physics few have contributed to our basic understanding of its concepts as much as E.P. Wigner. His articles on the epistemology of quantum mechanics and the measurement problem, and the basic role of symmetries were of fundamental importance for all subsequent work. He was also the first to discuss the concept of consciousness from the point of view of modern physics. G.G. Emch edited most of those papers and wrote a very helpful introduction into Wigner's contributions to Natural Philosophy. The book should be a gem for all those interested in the history and philosophy of science. From a review by Silvan S. Schweber in Physics Today, October 1996: "All of the essays in Volume VI are at the level of the curious nonexpert who possesses a minimal command of the quantum mechanical formalism. They are rigorous, lucid and challenging."
9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and German and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Among the founding fathers of modern quantum physics few have contributed to our basic understanding of its concepts as much as E.P. Wigner. His articles on the epistemology of quantum mechanics and the measurement problem, and the basic role of symmetries were of fundamental importance for all subsequent work. He was also the first to discuss the concept of consciousness from the point of view of modern physics. G.G. Emch edited most of those papers and wrote a very helpful introduction into Wigner's contributions to Natural Philosophy. The book should be a gem for all those interested in the history and philosophy of science. From a review by Silvan S. Schweber in Physics Today, October 1996: "All of the essays in Volume VI are at the level of the curious nonexpert who possesses a minimal command of the quantum mechanical formalism. They are rigorous, lucid and challenging."
L. Farkas memorial volume by
A Farkas(
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7 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einführung in die Kernphysik by
Leonard Eisenbud(
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10 editions published in 1961 in German and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1961 in German and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La transformation de Weyl et la fonction de Wigner: une forme alternative de la mécanique quantique by
S. R. de Groot(
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3 editions published in 1974 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1974 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected works of Eugene Paul Wigner. Nuclear physics by
Eugene Paul Wigner(
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20 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice) 19021984 Other Honoree Author
 Teller, Edward 19082003
 Von Neumann, John 19031957 Author
 Szilard, Leo
 Eisenbud, Leonard Author
 Von Kármán, Theodore 18811963
 Hargittai, István Author
 Wightman, A. S. (Arthur Strong) 19222013 Other Editor
 Weinberg, Alvin Martin 19152006 Author Editor
 Salam, Abdus 19261996 Author Editor
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