Physicists on Wall Street and Other Essays on Science and Society / Edition 1

Physicists on Wall Street and Other Essays on Science and Society / Edition 1

by Jeremy Bernstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387765050

ISBN-13: 9780387765051

Pub. Date: 01/30/2009

Publisher: Springer New York

Over the years, Jeremy Bernstein has rubbed elbows with many of the world's most renowned physicists and other scientists, many of whom were involved in politics, literature, and language. In this diverse collection of essays, he reflects on their work, their personal relationships, their motives, and their contributions. Even for those people he writes about that he…  See more details below

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Over the years, Jeremy Bernstein has rubbed elbows with many of the world's most renowned physicists and other scientists, many of whom were involved in politics, literature, and language. In this diverse collection of essays, he reflects on their work, their personal relationships, their motives, and their contributions. Even for those people he writes about that he did not know personally, he provides important insights into their lives and work, and questions their character, their decisions, and the lives they led.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387765051
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
01/30/2009
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


About the Author v Preface vii Acknowledgments ix Part I Economists
1 Options 3
2 Black-Scholes 9
3 The Rise and Fall of the Quants 15 Part II Scientists
4 Heisenberg in Poland 25
5 The Orion 35
6 Tales from South Africa 43
7 A Nuclear Supermarket 47
8 Ottavio Baldi: The Life and Times of Sir Henry Wotton 57 Part III Linguists
9 The Spencers of Althorp and Sir William Jones: A Love Story 73
10 All That Glitters 87
11 In a Word, "Lions" 107 Part IV Fiction and Stranger than Fiction
12 The Pianist, Fiction and Non-fiction 113
13 Rocket Science 121
14 The Science of Michel Thomas 133
15 Topology 147
16 What the #$*!? 155 Author's Note About "Beating the System" 159 Index 169

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