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Title: A Passion for Discovery

Abstract

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 their 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, Schrödinger, Pauli, Heisenberg, Stueckelberg, Jordan and Fock and also involve some mathematicians like Emmy Noether, Teichmüller and Bers and even the psychologist C.G. Jung.

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USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
987297
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Freund, Peter. A Passion for Discovery. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Freund, Peter. A Passion for Discovery. United States.
Freund, Peter. Wed . "A Passion for Discovery". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/987297.
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