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Dyson, Freeman J.

Works: 275 works in 749 publications in 11 languages and 18,241 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Quotations  Miscellanea  Educational films  Internet videos  Interviews  Documentary films  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee, Commentator, Speaker
Classifications: QC16.E5, 500
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Freeman J Dyson
Infinite in all directions : Gifford lectures given at Aberdeen, Scotland, April-November 1985 by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

38 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sun, the genome & the Internet : tools of scientific revolutions by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this visionary look into the future, Freeman Dyson argues that technological changes fundamentally alter our ethical and social arrangements and that three rapidly advancing new technologies - solar energy, genetic engineering, and worldwide communication - together have the potential to create a more equal distribution of the world's wealth." "Written with passionate conviction about the ethical uses of science, The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet is both a brilliant reinterpretation of the scientific process and a challenge to use new technologies to close, rather than widen, the gap between rich and poor."--Jacket
From Eros to Gaia by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readers of Freeman Dyson's previous books, Disturbing the Universe, Weapons and Hope, and Infinite in All Directions, have discovered for themselves what Dyson reveals here: that he was a writer long before he became a distinguished scientist. The aim of this new book, as Dyson says, is to open windows, to let the experts inside the temple of science see out, and to let the ordinary citizens outside see in." In this process an immensely broad range of ideas, people, contemporary history, and discoveries of many sorts pass in review. Beginning with a piece of writing he did as a child and ending with recent work, he goes from Eros, the god or youthful passion, to Gaia, the fertile life-giving mother-planet Earth. The pilgrimage is a good metaphor for the life of a writer. This book is full of discoveries. In the company of one of the most lucid minds of our time, one approaches great men and problems central to our common existence. Always there is warmth, kindness, high intelligence and humor. Dyson is intimate with both science and man. Whether he is dealing with the problems of physics or politics, whether he is engrossed in astronomy or literature, whether he is concentrating on an African village of space science, Dyson's view is always "infinite in all directions," always following the path of diversity, always keeping his eye on the wonder of our earth and the health and happiness of its inhabitants
Imagined worlds by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters have such headings as: Stories, Science, Technology, Evolution, and Ethics
Symmetry groups in nuclear and particle physics; a lecture-note and reprint volume by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

25 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A many-colored glass : reflections on the place of life in the universe by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and French and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Freeman Dyson's latest book does not attempt to bring together all of the celebrated physicist's thoughts on science and technology into a unified theory. The emphasis is, instead, on the myriad ways in which the universe presents itself to us - and how, as observers and participants in its processes, we respond to it." "Taken from Dyson's recent public lectures - delivered to audiences with no specialized knowledge in hard sciences - the book begins with a consideration of the practical and political questions surrounding biotechnology. As he seeks how best to explain the place of life in the universe, Dyson then moves from the ethical to the purely scientific. The book concludes with an attempt to understand the implications of biology for philosophy and religion."--Jacket
Dreams of earth and sky by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dyson "celebrates openness to unconventional ideas and the spirit of joyful dreaming in which he believes that science should be pursued. Throughout these essays, which range from the creation of the Royal Society in the seventeenth century to the scientific inquiries of the Romantic generation to recent books by Daniel Kahneman and Malcolm Gladwell, he seeks to break down the barriers that separate science from other sources of human wisdom"
Selected papers of Freeman Dyson with commentary by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Values at war : selected Tanner lectures on the nuclear crisis by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advanced quantum mechanics by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

31 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here, for the first time, Freeman Dyson's lectures at Cornell University in 1951, are presented."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Einstein : a hundred years of relativity by Andrew Robinson( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With contributions from Freeman Dyson, Stephen Hawking, Joao Magueijo, Steven Weinberg, Philip Anderson, Robert Schulmann, Philip Glass, Max Jammer, Sir Joseph Rotblat, I. Bernard Cohen, and Sir Arthur C. Clarke. This definitive illustrated study of one of the foremost icons of the 20th century commemorates the centenary of Albert Einstein's annus mirabilis of 1905, the same year when Einstein, at age 26, published his groundbreaking Special Theory of Relativity, and when the most famous equation in science, E = mc2, was introduced to the world. --
A Glorious accident understanding our place in the cosmic puzzle( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary set brings together some of the greatest scientific thinkers of our day, recording man's place in the Cosmic puzzle
Birds and frogs : selected papers, 1990-2014 by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disturbing the universe by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

31 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning the years from World War II, when he was a civilian statistician in the operations research section of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command, through his studies with Hans Bethe at Cornell University, his early friendship with Richard Feynman, and his postgraduate work with J. Robert Oppenheimer, Freeman Dyson has composed an autobiography unlike any other. Dyson evocatively conveys the thrill of a deep engagement with the world-be it as scientist, citizen, student, or parent. Detailing a unique career not limited to his groundbreaking work in physics, Dyson discusses his interest in minimizing loss of life in war, in disarmament, and even in thought experiments on the expansion of our frontiers into the galaxies
Gamma : exploring Euler's constant by Julian Havil( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the myriad of constants that appear in mathematics, [pi], e, and i are the most familiar. Following closely behind is [gamma] or gamma, a constant that arises in many mathematical areas yet maintains a profound sense of mystery. In a tantalizing blend of history and mathematics, Julian Havil takes the reader on a journey through logarithms and the harmonic series, the two defining elements of gamma, toward the first account of gamma's place in mathematics. Introduced by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), who figures prominently in this book, gamma is defined as the limit of the sum of 1 + 1/2 + 1/3 + ... + 1/n - In n, the numerical value being 0.5772156 ... But unlike its more celebrated colleagues [pi] and e, the exact nature of gamma remains a mystery -- we don't even know if it can be expressed as a fraction. Among the numerous topics that arise during this historical odyssey into fundamental mathematical ideas are the Prime Number Theorem and the most important open problem in mathematics today, the Riemann Hypothesis (though no proof of either is offered!). Sure to be popular with not only students and instructors but all math aficionados, Gamma takes us through countries, centuries, lives, and works, unfolding along the way the stories of some remarkable mathematics from some remarkable mathematicians
Origins of life by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did life on Earth originate? Did replication or metabolism come first in the history of life? In this extensively rewritten second edition, Freeman Dyson examines these questions and discusses the two main theories that try to explain how naturally occurring chemicals could organize themselves into living creatures." "The majority view is that life began with replicating molecules, the precursors of modern genes. The minority belief is that random populations of molecules evolved metabolic activities before exact replication existed and that natural selection drove the evolution of cells toward greater complexity for a long time without the benefit of genes. Dyson analyzes both of these theories with reference to recent important discoveries by geologists and biologists, aiming to stimulate new experiments that could help decide which theory is correct."--Jacket
The scientist as rebel by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Galileo to today's amateur astronomers, scientists have been rebels, writes Freeman Dyson. Like artists and poets, they are free spirits who resist the restrictions their cultures impose on them. In their pursuit of Nature's truths, they are guided as much by imagination as by reason, and their greatest theories have the uniqueness and beauty of great works of art. Dyson argues that the best way to understand science is by understanding those who practice it. He tells stories of scientists at work, ranging from Isaac Newton's absorption in physics, alchemy, theology, and politics, to Ernest Rutherford's discovery of the structure of the atom, to Albert Einstein's stubborn hostility to the idea of black holes. His descriptions of brilliant physicists like Edward Teller and Richard Feynman are enlivened by his own reminiscences of them. He looks with a skeptical eye at fashionable scientific fads and fantasies, and speculates on the future of climate prediction, genetic engineering, the colonization of space, and the possibility that paranormal phenomena may exist yet not be scientifically verifiable." "Dyson also looks beyond particular scientific questions to reflect on broader philosophical issues, such as the limits of reductionism, the morality of strategic bombing and nuclear weapons, the preservation of the environment, and the relationship between science and religion. These essays offer informed insights into the history of science and fresh perspectives on contentious current debates about science, ethics, and faith."--Jacket
Proceedings of the conference in honour of the 90th birthday of Freeman Dyson by K. K Phua( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Freeman Dyson, a great physicist, thinker and futurist, has been very active in scientific, literary and public policy activities throughout his career. As a tribute to him on the occasion of his 90th birthday and to celebrate his lifelong contributions in physics, mathematics, astronomy, nuclear engineering and global warming, a conference covering a wide range of topics was held in Singapore from 26 to 29 August 2013. Distinguished scientists from around the world, including Nobel Laureate Professor David Gross, joined Professor Dyson in the celebration with a festival of lectures. This memorable volume collects an interesting lecture by Professor Dyson, Is a Graviton Detectable?, contributions by speakers at the conference, as well as guest contributions by colleagues who celebrated Dyson's birthday at Rutgers University and Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. About Freeman Dyson: Freeman John Dyson FRS, born December 15, 1923, is an eminent English-born American physicist, mathematician, and futurist. He is famous for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, mathematics, astronomy and nuclear engineering, as well as a renowned and best-selling author. He has spent most of his life as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, taking time off to advise the US government and write books for the public. He has won numerous notable awards including the Enrico Fermi Award, Templeton Prize, Wolf Prize, Pomeranchuk Prize, and Henri Poincaré Prize
Yu zhou bo lan : ke ji yu ren lei qian tu de zi xing by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

6 editions published between 1930 and 2002 in Chinese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu nei rong bao kuo:ke ji shi yi ba shuang ren jian,Huan jing wu ran de wei hai,Hua xue ke ji de wei hai,Sheng wu ke ji de wei hai deng
The quotable Einstein by Albert Einstein( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the definitive new edition of the hugely popular collection of Einstein quotations that has sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide and been translated into twenty-five languages. The Ultimate Quotable Einstein features 400 additional quotes, bringing the total to roughly 1,600 in all. This ultimate edition includes new sections--"On and to Children," "On Race and Prejudice," and "Einstein's Verses: A Small Selection"--As well as a chronology of Einstein's life and accomplishments, Freeman Dyson's authoritative foreword, and new commentary by Alice Calaprice. In The Ultimate Quotabl
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Daĭson, F.

Dajson, F.

Dajson, F. 1923-

Dyson, F.

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Dyson, F. (Freeman)

Dyson, F. J.

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Dyson, F. J. (Freeman J.)

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Дайсон, Ф.

Дайсон, Ф. (Фримен), 1923-

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다이슨, 프리먼 1923-

다이슨, 프리먼 J. 1923-

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ダイソン, F

ダイソン, フリ-マン 1923-

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The sun, the genome & the Internet : tools of scientific revolutionsFrom Eros to GaiaImagined worldsA many-colored glass : reflections on the place of life in the universeValues at war : selected Tanner lectures on the nuclear crisisAdvanced quantum mechanicsDisturbing the universeGamma : exploring Euler's constant