Disturbing the Universe

Disturbing the Universe

Book - 1979 | 1st ed.
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Spanning the years from World War II, when he was a civilian statistician in the operations research section of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command, through his studies with Hans Bethe at Cornell University, his early friendship with Richard Feynman, and his postgraduate work with J. Robert Oppenheimer, Freeman Dyson has composed an autobiography unlike any other. Dyson evocatively conveys the thrill of a deep engagement with the world-be it as scientist, citizen, student, or parent. Detailing a unique career not limited to his groundbreaking work in physics, Dyson discusses his interest in minimizing loss of life in war, in disarmament, and even in thought experiments on the expansion of our frontiers into the galaxies.
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, c1979.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780465016778
Branch Call Number: 530.0924 D998
Characteristics: x, 283 p.


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Jul 27, 2013

This book is well certainly worth reading. Certainly worth the time. The book is divided into short chapters, so it is very digestible.

Dyson is a real polymath; accomplished in many areas in science, mathematics and technology. He has had an exciting and varied career.

He is an excellent and accessible writer and conveys complex ideas in different areas in science very well to laymen.


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