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Title: A Passion for Discovery

The human side of doing theoretical physics is explored through stories about the interactions between physicists and about the way world events can affect not only the scientists behavior, but even tmore »heir scientific interests and style. These stories cluster nicely around certain bigger themes to create an overarching whole. This happens both on account of some interesting narrative structures intrinsic to the science of Physics itself and on account of the way Physics integrates into the general culture. The stories concern Einstein, Schroedinger, Pauli, Heisenberg, Stueckelberg, Jordan and Fock and also involve some mathematicians like Emmy Noether, Teichmueller and Bers and even the psychologist C.G. Jung.« less
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Title: A Passion for Discovery
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Publication Date: 2008-06-11
OSTI Identifier: 1016788
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US201204%%489
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on June 11, 2008
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ; PHYSICS ; FERMILAB ; RESEARCH PROGRAMS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:06:03
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27