Essays on the Future: In Honor of Nick Metropolis / Edition 1

Essays on the Future: In Honor of Nick Metropolis / Edition 1

by Siegfried Hecker, Gian-Carlo Rota
     
 

This collection represents a unique undertaking in scientific publishing to honor Nick Metropolis. Nick was the last survivor of the World War II Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, and was an important member of the Los Alamos national Laboratory until his death in October, 1999. In this volume, some of the leading scientists and humanists of our time have

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This collection represents a unique undertaking in scientific publishing to honor Nick Metropolis. Nick was the last survivor of the World War II Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, and was an important member of the Los Alamos national Laboratory until his death in October, 1999. In this volume, some of the leading scientists and humanists of our time have contributed essays related to their respective disciplines, exploring various aspects of future developments in science and society, philosophy, national security, nuclear power, pure and applied mathematics, physics and biology, particle physics, computing, and information science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817638566
Publisher:
Birkhauser Verlag
Publication date:
09/29/2000
Edition description:
1996
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.73(d)

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Table of Contents

Belated Thoughts
Ch. IThe Future of Nuclear Power1
Ch. IIThe Nature of Informational Modeling5
Ch. IIILong Time, No See: Categorization in Information Science11
Ch. IVThe Once and Future Role for Approximate Calculations27
Ch. VPossible Future Trends in Relativity45
Ch. VIThe Future of Libraries61
Ch. VIIThe Future of Physics: Information Hiding73
Ch. VIIIThe Monte Carlo Method in Mathematical Finance83
Ch. IXA Future Basis for National Security and International Policy: Fresh Water107
Ch. XOn the Future of Combinatorics123
Ch. XIApocalypticism, One-Time Events, and Scientific Rationality135
Ch. XIIThe Future of Russian Science and Technology: Some Personal Impressions153
Ch. XIIIThe Future of Differential Equations173
Ch. XIVThe Future of Quantum Theory of Angular Momentum: Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics177
Ch. XVCancer and the Future209
Ch. XVICancer Treatment with Nuclear Particles217
Ch. XVIIOn Pure and Applied Mathematics233
Ch. XVIIIThe 'Legion of Science' Another Way of Exploiting Computer Technology for Scientific Discovery237
Ch. XIXFuture Issues in Philosophy241
Ch. XXThe Enjoyment of Surprises255
Ch. XXIThe Future of Western Civilization261
Ch. XXIIMathematical Sciences and The New Biology265

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