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Physics; History; Congresses

  • The Rudolf Mössbauer Storyby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 89.95

    Along with its coverage of the history and development of Mössbauer?s Nobel-winning research, this volume features expert reviews of the many applications of the ?Mössbauer effect? in a plethora of sciences, including physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. more...

  • Portrait of Gunnar Källénby

    Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 99.00

    First personal and scientific biography of Gunnar Kallen With short invited contributions by people personally acquainted with Kallen Includes commented reprints of some of his scientific papers more...

  • The Art of Scienceby

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 79.99

    Extends Leonardo's vision of painting as a science to "scientific representation" Restores a visual dimension to the mathematical sciences Highlights the shared characteristics of the space opened to painting by linear perspective and that opened to science by complex numbers 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 2006; US$ 209.00

    Focuses on patterns of change in natural philosophy in the seventeenth century, aiming to encourage the use and articulation of the central category in the historiography of science. This volume is intended for scholars and advanced students of early modern history of science, history of philosophy and intellectual history. more...

  • Relativity and Gravitationby Bič; á; Jiř k; í; ; Tomá? Ledvinka

    Springer 2014; US$ 189.00

    In early April 1911 Albert Einstein arrived in Prague to become full professor of theoretical physics at the German part of Charles University. It was there, for the first time, that he concentrated primarily on the problem of gravitation. Before he left Prague in July 1912 he had submitted the paper ?Relativitat und Gravitation: Erwiderung auf eine... more...

  • General Relativity, Cosmology and Astrophysicsby Bič; á; Jiř k; í; ; Tomá? Ledvinka

    Springer 2014; US$ 149.00

    The articles included in this Volume represent a broad and highly qualified view on the present state of general relativity, quantum gravity, and their cosmological and astrophysical implications. As such, it may serve as a valuable source of knowledge and inspiration for experts in these fields, as well as an advanced source of information for young... more...

  • The Pursuit of Quantum Gravityby Cécile DeWitt-Morette

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 49.95

    Quantum Gravity was Bryce DeWitt?s goal and remained his goal throughout his life. In this book, Cecile DeWitt-Morette skilfully blends her personal and scientific account with a wealth of her late husband?s often unpublished writings on the subject. more...