Candid Science VI: More Conversations with Famous Scientists

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Candid Science VI concludes the series by narrating the conversations with famous scientists from the biomedical sciences, chemistry, and physics. There are 31 Nobel laureates and 11 other luminaries among them. The scientists - according to their loosely-defined fields - are, in the biomedical sciences: Francis Crick, Sydney Brenner, Matthew Meselson, Paul M. Nurse, R. Timothy (Tim) Hunt, Seymour Benzer, Christiane Nusslein-Volhard, Werner Arber, David Baltimore, J. Michael Bishop, Harold E. Varmus, Peter Mansfield, Avram Hershko, Aaron Ciechanover, Irwin Rose, Alexander Varshavsky, Osamu Hayaishi; in chemistry: Ada Yonath, Isabella Karle, Jerome Karle, Yuan Tseh Lee, Darleane Hoffman; and in physics: Richard L. Garwin, Donald A. Glaser, Nicholas Kurti, Herbert Kroemer, James Cronin, Wolfgang Panofsky, Burton Richter, Samuel Chao Chung Ting, Martin L. Perl, Carlo Rubbia, Simon van der Meer, Douglas D. Osheroff, Jack Steinberger, Masatoshi Koshiba, Riccardo Giacconi, Brian D. Josephson, Ivar Giaever, Vitaly L. Ginzburg, David Gross, and Frank Wilczek.

About the Author:
Istvan Hargittai is Professor of Chemistry and Head of the George A. Olah Ph.D. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He is a member of the Hungarian and Norwegian Academies of Sciences and the Academia Europaea. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Eotvos University, D.Sc. degree from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and honorary doctorates from Moscow University, the University of North Carolina, and the Russian Academy of Sciences. His latest books include The Road to Stockholm, Our Lives, and The Martians of Science

About theAuthor:
Magdolna Hargittai is Research Professor of Structural Chemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europaea. She holds a Ph.D. degree from Eotvos University, D.Sc. degree from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and an honorary doctorate from the University of North Carolina

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860946936
  • Publisher: Imperial College Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 896
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     v
Preface     vii
Francis H. C. Crick     2
Sydney Brenner     20
Matthew Meselson     40
Paul M. Nurse     62
Richard T. Hunt     88
Seymour Benzer     114
Christiane Nusslein-Volhard     134
Werner Arber     152
David Baltimore     164
J. Michael Bishop     182
Harold E. Varmus     200
Peter Mansfield     216
Avram Hershko     238
Aaron Ciechanover     258
Irwin Rose     304
Alexander Varshavsky     310
Osamu Hayaishi     360
Ada Yonath     388
Isabella L. Karle     402
Jerome Karle     422
Yuan T. Lee     438
Darleane C. Hoffman     458
Richard L. Garwin     480
Donald A. Glaser     518
Nicholas Kurti     554
Herbert Kroemer     566
James W. Cronin     586
Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky     600
Burton Richter     630
Samuel C. C. Ting     654
Martin L. Perl     668
CarloRubbia     680
Simon van der Meer     698
Douglas D. Osheroff     710
Jack Steinberger     732
Masatoshi Koshiba     752
Riccardo Giacconi     762
Brian D. Josephson     772
Ivar Giaever     786
Vitaly L. Ginzburg     808
David J. Gross     838
Frank Wilczek     856
Name Index     871
Cumulative Index of Interviewees     883
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