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Wilczek, Frank

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Works: 72 works in 226 publications in 10 languages and 7,423 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Comics (Graphic works)  History  Popular works  Nonfiction comics 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Other, Author of introduction, Editor, wpr
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Most widely held works about Frank Wilczek
 
Most widely held works by Frank Wilczek
The lightness of being : mass, ether, and the unification of forces by Frank Wilczek( )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 2,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2004 Nobel Prize winner in physics offers this readable and authoritative work for the general public. It explores basic questions about space, mass, energy, and the longed-for possibility of a fully unified theory of nature
Fantastic realities : 49 mind journeys and a trip to Stockholm by Frank Wilczek( )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fantastic reality that is modern physics is open for your exploration, guided by one of its primary architects and interpreters, Nobel Prize winner Frank Wilczek. Some jokes, some poems, and extracts from wife Betsy Devine's sparkling chronicle of what it's like to live through a Nobel Prize provide easy entertainment. There's also some history, some philosophy, some exposition of frontier science, and some frontier science, for your lasting edification. 49 pieces, including many from Wilczek's award-winning Reference Frame columns in Physics Today, and some never before published, are gathered by style and subject into a dozen chapters, each with a revealing, witty introduction."--Jacket
A beautiful question : finding nature's deep design by Frank Wilczek( Book )

22 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does the universe embody beautiful ideas? Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this "beautiful question." With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek's groundbreaking work in quantum physics was inspired by his intuition to look for a deeper order of beauty in nature. In fact, every major advance in his career came from this intuition: to assume that the universe embodies beautiful forms, forms whose hallmarks are symmetry--harmony, balance, proportion--and economy. There are other meanings of "beauty," but this is the deep logic of the universe--and it is no accident that it is also at the heart of what we find aesthetically pleasing and inspiring. As he reveals here, this has been the heart of scientific pursuit from Pythagoras, the ancient Greek who was the first to argue that "all things are number," to Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, Einstein, and into the deep waters of twentieth-century physics. Gorgeously illustrated, A Beautiful Question is a mind-shifting book that braids the age-old quest for beauty and the age-old quest for truth into a thrilling synthesis. Yes: the world is a work of art, and its deepest truths are ones we already feel, as if they were somehow written in our souls.--From publisher description
Longing for the harmonies : themes and variations from modern physics by Frank Wilczek( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and German and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devoted to sharing their own delight and awe before the fundamental mysteries of the cosmos, Frank Wilczek (winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics) and science writer Betsy Devine also have a serious purpose: to reveal to the lay reader how a heightened perception can respond to timeless themes of the physical universe. For example, they show that even the most exotic theories always confirm that physical laws are precisely the same throughout the universe, and they explain how we have learned that the most massive molten stars and the tinest frozen particles are in physical harmony. In their descriptions of the workings of the half-known universe, Wilczek and Devine bring all of us face to face with the beauty of eternal order and the inevitability of rational ends and beginnings. - Publisher
Geometric phases in physics by Alfred Shapere( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ch. 1. Introduction and overview -- ch. 2. Anticipations -- ch. 3. Foundations -- ch. 4. Some applications and tests -- ch. 5. Fractional statistics -- ch. 6. The quantized hall effect -- ch. 7. Wess-zumino terms and anomalies -- ch. 8. Classical systems -- ch. 9. Asymptotics
Fractional statistics and anyon superconductivity by Frank Wilczek( Book )

14 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part I: Concepts in fractional statistics, part II: States of anyon matter, part III: Reprinted papers
The lightness of being : big questions, real answers by Frank Wilczek( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's the meaning of it all? Or rather: what exactly is 'it'?¡ Here Frank Wilczek, Nobel Prize-winning physicist and science legend, examines the very nature of reality itself, showing how almost everything we think we know about 'it' is wrong
The physics of Ettore Majorana : phenomenological, theoretical, and mathematical by Salvatore Esposito( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ettore Majorana left an indelible mark in physics, mathematics, computer science and even economics before his mysterious disappearance. This unique volume explores Majorana's known papers and unveils his unpublished works, and will fascinate graduate students and researchers interested in the history of science
Positron line radiation from halo WIMP annihilations as a dark matter signature by Michael Stanley Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The character of physical law by Richard P Feynman( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Feynman is one of, if not the, most famous physicists of the latter half of the 20th century. In 1964, at Cornell University, he delivered the famous Messenger Lectures. This book, The Character of Physical Law, sprung from these lectures. In this classic work, Feynman explores the relationship between math and physics, describes the great conservation principles, the puzzle of symmetry in physical law, how to reconcile physical problems that yield infinite results with their manifestations in the natural world, and quantum mechanical views of nature. Feynman's accessible speech and conversational style comes through well in each essay; his simple pencil and paper drawings communicate complex ideas as if one were viewing them on a chalk board. This reissue features a foreword by Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek, which situates the work within modern scholarship and describes why the book is still relevant today. Although he mentions areas where Feynman's theories need "updating," he points out that Feynman's unorthodox and brilliant way of thinking helped develop the general quantum electrodynamics theory, one of the most precise and accurate theories in physical science. Wilczek concludes with the assertion that this book represents Feynman at "the height of his powers, and that this "is the single best introduction to modern physics, altogether.""
A beautiful question : finding nature's deep design by Frank Wilczek( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does the universe embody beautiful ideas? Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this "beautiful question." With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek's groundbreaking work in quantum physics was inspired by his intuition to look for a deeper order of beauty in nature
Una bellissima domanda : scoprire il disegno profondo della natura by Frank Wilczek( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of mathematics and natural science by Hermann Weyl( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermann Weyls "Philosophie der Mathematik und Naturwissenschaft" erschien erstmals 1928 als Beitrag zu dem von A. Bäumler und M. Schröter herausgegebenen "Handbuch der Philosophie". Die amerikanische Ausgabe, auf der die deutsche Übersetzung von Gottlob Kirschmer beruht, erschien 1949 bei Princeton University Press. Das nunmehr bereits in der 8. Auflage vorliegende Werk ist längst auch in Deutschland zum Standardwerk geworden
The lightness of being : mass, ether, and the unification of forces by Frank Wilczek( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our understanding of nature's deepest reality has changed radically, but almost without our noticing, over the past twenty-five years. Transcending the clash of older ideas about matter and space, acclaimed physicist Frank Wilczek explains a remarkable new discovery: matter is built from almost weightless units, and pure energy is the ultimate source of mass. He calls it "The Lightness of Being." Space is no mere container, empty and passive
Untersuchungen zum Vernetzungsmechanismus 1-chloroprenhaltigen Poly(2-chloropren)s by Frank Wilczek( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El mundo como obra de arte : en busca del diseño profundo de la naturaleza by Frank Wilczek( )

2 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El premio Nobel Frank Wilczek nos guía en un viaje por descubrimientos relacionados, de Platón a Pitágoras y de ahí hasta el presente. El trabajo revolucionario de Wilczek en física cuántica estuvo inspirado por su intuición de buscar un orden profundo de la belleza en la naturaleza. De hecho, todos los avances importantes de su carrera vinieron de esta intuición: de asumir que el universo encarna formas bellas, formas cuyos distintivos son la simetría -armonía, equilibrio, proporción--y la economía. Hay otros significados de belleza , pero esa es la lógica profunda del universo; y no es casualidad que también esté en el corazón de lo que encontramos agradable e inspirador. Wilczek no es en absoluto el único gran científico que ha trazado su itinerario utilizando la belleza como brújula. Como revela en El mundo como obra de arte, esto se ha situado en el corazón del empeño científico desde Pitágoras, el antiguo griego que proclamó por primera vez que todas las cosas son número , pasando por Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, Einstein y hasta las aguas profundas de la física del siglo XX. Aunque los antiguos no tenían razón en todo, su ferviente creencia en la música de las esferas se ha mostrado correcta incluso al nivel cuántico. En realidad, Wilczek explora hasta qué punto nuestras ideas sobre la belleza y el arte se entrelazan con nuestra comprensión científica del cosmos
The dialogues : conversations about the nature of the universe by Clifford V Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this graphic book/novel, readers eavesdrop on conversations about contemporary science and learn about how scientists uncover the secrets of the universe. Topics in the book range from black holes, to the multiverse, to string theory, to food science. The book is structured as a set of 9 conversations in 11 chapters. The people in the conversations include non-experts and experts in physics, both adults and children, both male and female. These characters are fictional. The locations are in cities around the world, in cafes, train stations, on the street, buses, museums, libraries. The book is, uniquely for this subject matter, a fully graphic book. A graphic novel, but NOT science fiction. The science is real, and often concerns research topics that have been highlighted in general-interest media outlets"--
La musica del vuoto : indagine sulla natura della materia by Frank Wilczek( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cun zai zhi qing : zhi liang, yi tai he li de tong yi xing = The lightness of being by Frank Wilczek( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi tan suo zhei xie ge ming xing gai nian de yi yi de di yi ben zhu zuo, Wei er qie ke xiang wo men zhan shi le mi ren yu zhou de quan xin tu xiang, Bing chong jing le ji chu wu li xue xin de huang jin shi dai
Lied eines jungen Wachtpostens ;Lieber Soldat Lili Marleen( Recording )

in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fantastic realities : 49 mind journeys and a trip to Stockholm
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Fantastic realities : 49 mind journeys and a trip to StockholmLonging for the harmonies : themes and variations from modern physicsGeometric phases in physicsThe lightness of being : big questions, real answersPhilosophy of mathematics and natural science
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Frank Anthony Wilczek

Frank Wilczek Amerikaans natuurkundige

Frank Wilczek fisico statunitense

Frank Wilczek fizyk amerykański, noblista

Frank Wilczek physicien américain

Frank Wilczek US-amerikanischer Physiker und Nobelpreisträger für Physik 2004

Wilczek, F.

Wilczek, F. 1951-

Wilczek, F. (Frank)

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Wilczek, Frank Anthony.

Wilczek, Frank Anthony 1951-

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