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Daitch, Vicki

Works: 3 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 1,742 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QC16.B27, 530.092
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Most widely held works by Vicki Daitch
True genius : the life and science of John Bardeen : the only winner of two Nobel Prizes in physics by Lillian Hoddeson( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Bardeen was an unassuming man, a humble, soft-spoken Midwesterner whose life was filled with simple pastimes like a Sunday picnic with the family or a good game of golf. He was also a giant of modern physics, an extraordinary hero of twentieth century science. His seminal work earned him the distinction of being the only person ever to win two Nobel Prizes in physics - both awarded for discoveries that were breathtaking in scope and responsible for advancing the course of human history." "Without Bardeen's first Nobel Prize-winning discovery - the transistor - the electronics revolution, which brought us desktop computers, supercomputers, and microelectronics, would still be the stuff of science fiction. His second great breakthrough - the theory of superconductivity, which for years had stumped Einstein, Feynman, and many others - promises to revolutionize twenty-first century technology with high speed "mag-lev trains," supercolliding atom smashers, and other fantastic technological wonders." "Yet despite these achievements, this astonishing though decidedly modest Midwesterner was often overlooked by the media as well as the public, simply because he differed radically from the popular stereotype of genius. Through an exploration of his science as well as his life, a fresh and thoroughly engaging portrait of genius and the nature of creativity emerges. This biography provides a whole new perspective on what it truly means to be a genius."--Jacket
From sympathy to synergy : humane activism in the modern environmental movement by Vicki Daitch( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lillian Hoddeson papers by Lillian Hoddeson( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The professional papers of Lillian Hoddeson that include transcripts of oral history interviews she conducted with A.A. Abrikosov, David Allender, Ansel Anderson, Herbert Lawrence Anderson, Philip W. Anderson, William Anspacher, Bill Baker, Bill Bardeen, Jane Bardeen, Ravin Bhatt, H.W. Bode, Ralph Bown, Robert Brattain, Dan Cudzik, Lloyd Espenschied, Jim Gibbons, Norman D. Haney, Nick Holonyak, Gordon Moore, Jack A. Morton, Harry Nyquist, Jack Scaff, Bob Schrieffer, Glenn Seaborg, Frederick Seitz, Harry Sello, Mark Shepher, Emmy Shockley, William Shockley, Ralph Simmons, Charles Slichter, Myron Solomon, Morgan and Betty Sparks, John Tucker, Bill Wallenmeyer, Bill Werstler, and Fred Zawadowski. Some of the interviews were conducted by Irving Elichirigoity, Alison Kerr, Vicki Daitch, Michael Riordan, Tanya Irving, Lincoln Barnett, William Hammack, Julian Tebo, Lewis Gunn, Kris Fowler, Joe Tillman, and Steve Weiss. Included are working files of published articles, research material and correspondence used to write her books on the history of solid state physics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, transistors, Bell Telephone Laboratory, and John Bardeen as well as her numerous articles that include the American Institute of Physics, Hans Bethe, Felix Bloch, Niels Bohr, Richard Bozorth, Walter Brattain, Ernst Braun, Laurie Brown, Oliver Buckley, Vannevar Bush, Karl Darrow, Peter Debye, P.A.M. Dirac, Michael Eckert, Richard Feynman, Paul Forman, Samuel Goudsmit, William Conyers Herring, Paul Hoch, Alan Holden, Frank Jewett, Mervin Kelly, Martin Klein, James Koehler, Thomas Kuhn, Lev Landau, Karl Lark-Horovitz, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Robert Maurer, Emanuel Maxwell, William McMillan, Nevill Francis Mott, National Academy of Science, Russell Ohl, Wolfgang Pauli, Rudolf Peierls, David Pines, A.B. Pippard, radar, Michael Riordan, Jack Scaff, Frederick Seitz, semiconductors, William Shockley, John Clarke Slater, Roman Smoluchowski, Arnold Sommerfeld, E.H. Sondheimer, Jurgen Teichmann, Texas Instruments, Spencer Weart, Vicktor Weisskopf, Western Electric, Addison White, and Eugene Wigner; and audio cassette copies of some of her interviews with prominent physicists (including many of the transcripts listed above) and lectures she attended
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True genius : the life and science of John Bardeen : the only winner of two Nobel Prizes in physics
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