EBOOK or KINDLE (Niels Bohr The Man His Science and the World They Changed) Author Ruth Moore
HAVE ENJOYED A LONGER BOOK THEREenjoyed a longer book there a great deal that could have been covered and wasn t I might also have enjoyed a recent book Niels son Aage Bohr won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1975 after this biography was written I imagine a recent writer would have talked about the father son relationship Having a child win a Nobel Prize is perhaps not uite as impressive as inventing uantum mechanics but it s a considerable achievement and it would be nice to hear about what Niels was like as a father. K to participate in the anti Nazi movement; and at war's end when he worked toward a vision of a world free from the dangers of nuclear warRuth Moore is a science feature writer for the Chicago Sunday Times She is the author of several popular science books including Man Time and Fossils The Story of Evolution and Charles Darwin A Great Life in Bri.
Ruth Moore ´ 2 DownloadPle at the Solvay conferences Bohr was able to refute Einstein s clever thought experiments in near real time at least once Einstein Had A Clever Proposal That a clever proposal that to defy the uncertainty principle and Bohr was able to use Einstein s own General Relativity to refute him the next dayUnlike Einstein Bohr had a dominant social influence on physics Bohr made Copenhagen into the place for physics Just about everybody who was anybody in theoretical physics between 1925 and 1940 spent time at the Institute for Physics in Copenhagen He was an inspired administrator a wise gentle and pleasant leader and a superb research advisor Just about everybody new Bohr and he was a ey node in the informal network that disseminated discoveries He new or less everything that was happening and was in a position to evaluate compare and synthesize This book is a general one volume biography of Bohr The author clearly approves of her subject but just about everybody in physics approved of Bohr The technical details are sufficient that I learned things but the particular emphasis is on Bohr s involvement in politics We
hear a lot about Bohr s decision to stay in Denmark ina lot about Bohr s decision to stay in Denmark in run up to the war and the occupation and his later decision to flee Odern picture of the atom in 1913 for which he won the Nobel Prize in 1922 the book covers his creation of one of the most productive research institutes of the modern period It also describes his less well nown political work before
and during World War II when Bohr first helped colleagues escape from Italy and Germany and then returned to Denmar.during World War II when Bohr first helped colleagues escape from Italy and Germany and then returned to Denmar. What a fantastic book Ruth
Moore Really Has A Talent has a talent catching mood This book wonderfully explores the life of Niels Bohr from a perspective that makes you feel like you new him or at least it makes you feel like she new him Niels Bohr was an amazing man He was the only person that beat Einstein in a game of thinking and was the man that unlocked the power of the atom Whereas the characters thatfurnish this tail all crave the power of the bomb Bohrthis tail all crave the power of the bomb Bohr to be the only person not blinded by its power I couldn t help thinking about Lord of the rings as I read this Books like this always show how much of a life it is possible to lead and show how a person in power can strive to use his power to benefit humankind Probably the best book I ve read this year Einstein is generally reputed as the greatest theoretical physicist of the 20th century This biography has convinced me that Bohr might have been the most influential Like Einstein Bohr helped pioneer uantum mechanics and like Einstein was awarded a Nobel prize for it In fact Bohr won the year after Einstein The two were matched intellectually In one of the celebrated moments in the rise of uantum mechanics they had a series of debates about the uncertainty princi. This new paperback edition celebrates the centennial of the birth of one of the major theoretical physicists of our time It is an engrossing account of an exciting period in history and science as well as a good introduction to nuclear physics for the nonscientistMoving from Bohr's first great contribution a description of what is essentially the .