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Physics; History; Congresses

  • Emilie du Châtelet between Leibniz and Newtonby

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 159.00

    This book describes Emilie du Chatelet known as "Emilia Newtonmania", and her innovative and outstanding position within the controversy between Newton and Leibniz, one of the fundamental scientific discourses of her time. more...

  • Georges Lemaître: Life, Science and Legacyby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 129.00

    These essays focus on the life, work and faith of Georges Lemaître, detailing the historical, cosmological, philosophical and theological issues of Big Bang theory from its beginnings in the pioneering work of Lemaître through to the modern day. more...

  • The Dialectic Relation Between Physics and Mathematics in the XIXth Centuryby

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 119.00

    Bringing together contributions from leading experts, and offering much-needed insight, this book analyses historical problems in the use of mathematics in physics, the use of physics in mathematics and the emergence of the discipline of Mathematical Physics. more...

  • Physik im Kalten Kriegby

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 69.99

    ?Während des Kalten Krieges spielten die physikalischen Wissenschaften eine zentrale Rolle in den beiden Machtblöcken. Die Beiträge in diesem Sammelband nehmen zum einen das Extrem dieses Spannungsverhältnisses in den Blick, wie Ideologie und Politik die Entwicklung der Physik beeinflussten und deformierten oder wie diese Lebensläufe zerstört haben.... more...

  • Minkowski Spacetime: A Hundred Years Laterby

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 189.00

    Celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the 1909 publication of Minkowski?s seminal paper "Space and Time", this volume includes a fresh translation as well as the original in German, and a number of contributed papers on the still-controversial subject. more...

  • Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker: Major Texts in Physicsby

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 54.99

    This book presents a collection of texts by the German physicist and philosopher Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912-2007), for use in seminars on the history, epistemology and structure of physics. Most texts appear in English for the first time. Weizsäcker became famous through his works in physics, mainly in the early development of nuclear physics.... more...

  • Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker: Major Texts in Philosophyby

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 54.99

    This book presents a collection of texts by the German philosopher and physicist Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912-2007), for use in seminars on philosophy, mainly epistemology and the philosophy of physics or foundations of quantum mechanics, but also for courses on German philosophy of the 20th century or the philosophy of science. Most texts appear... more...

  • Questioning the Foundations of Physicsby Anthony Aguirre; Brendan Foster; Zeeya Merali

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 89.99

    The essays in this book look at way in which the fundaments of physics might need to be changed in order to make progress towards a unified theory. They are based on the prize-winning essays submitted to the FQXi essay competition ?Which of Our Basic Physical Assumptions Are Wrong??, which drew over 270 entries. As Nobel Laureate physicist Philip... more...

  • It From Bit or Bit From It?by Anthony Aguirre; Brendan Foster; Zeeya Merali

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 89.99

    The essays in this book look at the question of whether physics can be based on information, or ? as John Wheeler phrased it ? whether we can get ?It from Bit?. They are based on the prize-winning essays submitted to the FQXi essay competition of the same name, which drew over 180 entries. The eighteen contributions address topics as diverse as quantum... more...

  • The Science of Nature in the Seventeenth Centuryby Peter R. Anstey; John A. Schuster

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 209.00

    One of the hallmarks of the modern world has been the stunning rise of the natural sciences. The exponential expansion of scientific knowledge and the accompanying technology that so impact on our daily lives are truly remarkable. But what is often taken for granted is the enviable epistemic-credit rating of scientific knowledge: science is authoritative,... more...