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Essays on the Future

In Honor of Nick Metropolis

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The present work represents a unique undertaking in scientific publishing to honor Nick Metropolis, who passed away in October, 1999. Nick was the last survivor of the Manhattan Project that began during World War II in Los Alamos and later became the Los Alamos National Laboratory. 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, technology, and society. Speculations on the future developments of science and society, philosophy, national security, nuclear power, pure and applied mathematics, physics and biology, particle physics, computing, information science, among many others, are included. Contributors include: H. Agnew * R. Ashenhurst * K. Baclawski * G. Baker * N. Balazs * J.A. Freed * R. Hamming * M. Hawrylycz * O. Judd * D. Kleitman * M. Krieger * N. Krikorian * P. Lax * J.D. Louck * T. Puck * M. Raju * R. Richtmyer * J. Schwartz * R. Sokolowski * E. Teller * M. Waterman


Titel: Essays on the Future
Autoren/Herausgeber: Siegfried Hecker, Gian-Carlo Rota
Ausgabe: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000

ISBN/EAN: 9781461268987

Seitenzahl: 276
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Taschenbuch/Softcover
Gewicht: 462 g
Sprache: Englisch - Newsletter
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