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Hargittai, Balazs

Works: 8 works in 52 publications in 2 languages and 2,702 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography  History  Anecdotes  Popular works  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Balazs Hargittai
Candid science V : conversations with famous scientists by Balazs Hargittai( )

19 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candid Science V: Conversations with Famous Scientists contains 36interviews with well-known scientists, including 19 Nobel laureates, Wolf Prize winners, and other luminaries. These in-depth conversationsprovide a glimpse into the greatest achievements in science during thepast few decades, featuring stories of the discoveries, and showingthe human drama behind them
Great minds : reflections of 111 top scientists by Balazs Hargittai( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of interviews with 111 notable scientists, whose disciplines range from physics to chemistry to the biosciences, collected throughout the last 25 years
Culture of chemistry : the best articles on the human side of 20th-century chemistry from the archives of the Chemical intelligencer by Balazs Hargittai( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes specially selected articles that previously appeared in The Chemical Intelligencer magazine published (1995-2000). Excerpts of these Editor's choice chapters chronicle the culture and history of chemistry, featuring great chemists and discoverers. Contributors from among the best-known authors of the chemistry community, including numerous Nobel laureates. Features behind the scenes stories about pivotal discoveries, intricacies of laboratory life and interactions among scientists, favorite recipes of renowned researchers, life histories and anecdotes. Chapters detail the human side of science but also present scientific information communicated in an easy-to-perceive and entertaining way. This unique book is not only aimed at chemists but individuals who are interested in the cultural aspects of our science
Science of crystal structures highlights in crystallography by Balazs Hargittai( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume which includes entries on quasicrystals, icosahedral packing, other packing considerations, extended structures, data treatment and data mining is presented by luminaries from the crystallography community. Several of the contributions are from the schools of such trend-setting crystallographers as J. Desmond Bernal and Aleksandr I. Kitaigorodskii. Internationally renowned scientists contributed such as Tom L. Blundell, Johann Jacob Burckhardt, John L. Finney, Jenny P. Glusker, Nobel laureate Herbert A. Hauptman, the 2014 Ewald-Prize winner A. Janner, Aminoff-Prize winner Isabella Karle, Nobel laureate Jerome Karle, Buckley-Prize winner Alan L. Mackay, Ewald-Prize winner David Sayre, Vladimir Shevchenko, and J. Fraser Stoddart. A few frontier topics dominate the selected material. Pioneers of the direct methods describe the phase problem and how it was solved, including the mathematical approach and the utilization of experience with gas-phase electron diffraction. The reviews by Herbert Hauptman, Jerome and Isabella Karle, and David Sayre reach to the present day in assessing the possibilities of X-ray crystallography. Another focus topic is the investigation of systems that are outside the so-called classical system of crystals. They include quasicrystals, imperfect and very small crystals, supramolecular species, crystal structures without lattice, clusters, nanomaterials among others. Application of synchrotron and cryoprotection techniques, the free-electron laser flash technique and others are mentioned in addition to X-ray crystallography. The relationship between structural and materials properties are examined and uncovered. The broader topics of the so-called generalized crystallography include polymers, clusters, polydisperse chain assemblies, and giant icosahedral fullerenes. There are some key contributions related to the structural investigation of biological macromolecules
Wisdom of the Martians of science : in their own words with commentaries by Balazs Hargittai( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John von Neumann's wisdom -- Theodore von Kármán's wisdom -- Leo Szilard's wisdom -- Eugene P. Wigner's wisdom -- Edward Teller's wisdom
A marslakók bölcsessége : saját szavaikkal, megjegyzésekkel by Balazs Hargittai( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Hungarian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Különleges elmék : találkozás 111 híres tudóssal by Balazs Hargittai( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.04 for Candid sci ... to 0.99 for Különleg ...)

Candid science V : conversations with famous scientists