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Weinberg, Alvin Martin 1915-2006

Overview
Works: 154 works in 326 publications in 2 languages and 3,999 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works by Alvin Martin Weinberg
Reflections on big science by Alvin Martin Weinberg( Book )

30 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physical theory of neutron chain reactors by Alvin Martin Weinberg( Book )

22 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nuclear connection : a reassessment of nuclear power and nuclear proliferation( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic defenses and arms control by Alvin Martin Weinberg( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear reactions : science and trans-science by Alvin Martin Weinberg( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today we are continuously asked to weigh the benefits of technology against its risks. Do the rewards of nuclear reactors, for example, come with an acceptable degree of risk? Alvin Weinberg coined the term "trans-science" to describe such questions; the answers, of course, are beyond the reach of pure science."--BOOK JACKET. "The intersection of scientific limitations and public expectations has been Weinberg's intellectual realm for more than 30 years. Director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Office of Energy Research and Development, and the Institute for Energy Analysis, Weinberg has spent his career as a scientific administrator mediating the roles of science in matters of public policy."--BOOK JACKET. "In addition to his famous piece that introduced the concept of trans-science, this collection of insightful and challenging essays includes "Science and Its Limits: The Regulator's Dilemma," an update of Weinberg's seminal article with more recent thoughts on scientific responsibility and regulation."--BOOK JACKET. "Weinberg writes with knowledge and passion about arms control and strategic defense, the greenhouse effect, resource scarcity, solar power, scientific administration, and "engineering in the age of anxiety, '' dealing with nuclear-reactor safeguards and public perceptions of their reliability. Weinberg argues persuasively that a philosophy of scientific administration (parallel with the philosophy of science) is needed to deal with trans-scientific questions."--BOOK JACKET. "The author recalls the excitement and optimism of the first age of nuclear power, in which he played a significant role, and the sober reality of the current second stage. He sails enthusiastically into the debate between "catastrophists," those who see imminent exhaustion of the earth's resources, and "cornucopians," those, like Weinberg, who argue that most major materials are inexhaustible."--BOOK JACKET. "In a collection that contains expert assessment and forceful argument, Weinberg goes to the heart of the most troubling conundrums at the nexus of science and society."--Jacket
The Second nuclear era : a new start for nuclear power by Alvin Martin Weinberg( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing the nuclear dialogue : selected essays by Alvin Martin Weinberg( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stability and strategic defenses( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probleme der Großforschung by Alvin Martin Weinberg( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear energy by Alvin Martin Weinberg( )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene Wigner is one of the very few scientists that may safely be describedas creators of 20th-century physics. This volume of his Collected Works is devoted to his contributions to nuclear energy. In his Introduction and Annotations A.M. Weinberg surveys Wigner's contributions to nuclear-reaction physics and nuclear engineering, at the same time giving a glimpse of the early history of nuclear-reactor technology. Wigner himself gave a lively and critical account, which is published in this volume for the first time. Furthermore the book contains forty-two reports and memoranda from 1941 to 1945 and twelve of Wigner's many patents relating to nuclear energy
The elements of nuclear reactor theory by Samuel Glasstone( Book )

2 editions published between 1952 and 1963 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of Eugene Paul Wigner by Eugene Paul Wigner( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene Wigner is one of the few giants of 20th-century physics. His early work helped to shape quantum mechanics, he laid the foundations of nuclear physics and nuclear engineering, and he contributed significantly to solid-state 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
Proposal for a research and isotope reactor at ORNL by Arthur H Snell( )

3 editions published between 1950 and 1956 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pile neutron physics by Alvin Martin Weinberg( )

2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diffusion of thermal neutrons by Alvin Martin Weinberg( )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, government, and information : the responsibilities of the technical community and the government in the transfer of information by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boundary conditions at interface between medium and vacuum : the extrapolation distance by Alvin Martin Weinberg( )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calculation of neutron distributions in heterogeneous piles by Alvin Martin Weinberg( )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first nuclear era : the life and times of a technological fixer by Alvin Martin Weinberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First Nuclear Era is Alvin Weinberg's autobiography, the memoirs of a most influential American nuclear engineer/physicist. These reminiscences date from the dawning of the nuclear age in the early 1940s to the present. It is the story of one notable scientist's life and times and a look back at one of humankind's most ambitious endeavors: the attempt to harness and safely distribute nuclear power. Weinberg has witnessed and played a major part in many of the defining scientific moments of his era. Here he describes his academic career at the University of Chicago, under the tutelage of Nicolas Rashevsky and Carl Eckart. He recalls his wartime days at the Manhattan Project's Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory where he helped Nobelist Eugene Wigner design the Hanford plutonium producing reactors. He then focuses on what would become the abiding legacy of his professional life: his development of and involvement with nuclear reactors. In discussing both great commercial successes (such as the Light-Water Reactor) and unsuccessful experiments, Weinberg offers an objective critique of the technical and political shortcomings that have haunted the nuclear age. He also demonstrates how the lessons learned from unsuccessful reactors paved the way for later triumphs
Calculation and critical size of heterogeneous slow neutron chain reactor by Alvin Martin Weinberg( )

2 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Nuclear connection : a reassessment of nuclear power and nuclear proliferation
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Strategic defenses and arms controlThe Second nuclear era : a new start for nuclear powerStability and strategic defensesThe collected works of Eugene Paul WignerThe first nuclear era : the life and times of a technological fixer
Alternative Names
Alvin M. Weinberg amerikansk fysiker

Alvin M. Weinberg fisico statunitense

Alvin M. Weinberg physicien américain

Alvin M. Weinberg US-amerikanischer Physiker und Wissenschaftsorganisator

Alvin Martin Weinberg amerikansk fysikar

Alvin Weinberg Amerikaans natuurkundige

Alvin Weinberg fizyk amerykański

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Weinberg, Alvin 1915-2006

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Элвин Вайнберг

آلوین ام. واینبرق

آلوین ام. واینبرگ فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

와인버그, 앨빈 M. 1915-2006

アルビン・ワインバーグ

阿尔文·温伯格

Languages
English (135)

German (9)