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Dyson, Freeman J.

Overview
Works: 421 works in 1,188 publications in 13 languages and 24,720 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Autobiographies  Miscellanea  Educational films  Popular works  Essays  Quotations  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee, Commentator, wpr, Speaker, Creator, Other, Composer, Artist, 911
Classifications: QC16.D95, B
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Most widely held works by Freeman J Dyson
Origins of life by Freeman J Dyson( )

71 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,096 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
Advanced quantum mechanics by Freeman J Dyson( )

65 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition has been printed on the 60th anniversary of the Cornell lectures, and includes a foreword by science historian David Kaiser, as well as notes from Dyson's lectures at the Les Houches Summer School of Theoretical Physics in 1954. The Les Houches lectures, described as a supplement to the original Cornell notes, provide a more detailed look at field theory, a careful and rigorous derivation of Fermi's Golden Rule, and a masterful treatment of renormalization and Ward's Identity."--Pub. desc
A community of scholars : impressions of the Institute for Advanced Study by Serge J-F Levy( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautifully illustrated anthology celebrates eighty years of history and intellectual inquiry at the Institute for Advanced Study, one of the world's leading centers for theoretical research. Featuring essays by current and former faculty and members along with photographs by Serge J-F. Levy, the book captures the spirit of curiosity, freedom, and comradeship that is a hallmark of this unique community of scholars. Founded in 1930 in Princeton, New Jersey, the institute encourages and supports fundamental research in the sciences and humanities--the original, often speculative t
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 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In examining the diversity in science and life, the author explores our efforts to understand the nature of life and its place in the universe, as well as the problems introduced by our species into the existence of life on this planet
Gamma : exploring Euler's constant by Julian Havil( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,055 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
The sun, the genome & the Internet : tools of scientific revolutions by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,023 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 4 languages and held by 885 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 )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters have such headings as: Stories, Science, Technology, Evolution, and Ethics
Proceedings of the conference in honour of the 90th birthday of Freeman Dyson by K. K Phua( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 750 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
The ultimate quotable Einstein by Albert Einstein( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now considerably expanded with an additional 400 quotations, this volume fully documents quotes attributed to Einstein or said about him. It includes a new commentary and a selection of Einstein's poetry
Symmetry groups in nuclear and particle physics; a lecture-note and reprint volume by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

30 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams of earth and sky by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 437 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"--Amazon.com
Origins of Life, Second Edition by Freeman J Dyson( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did life on earth originate? Did replication or metabolism come first in the history of life? In this updated and expanded second edition of Origins of Life, 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 best American science and nature writing 2010( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of its kind
A many-colored glass : reflections on the place of life in the universe by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 325 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
Selected papers of Freeman Dyson with commentary by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 254 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 English and Spanish and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein : a hundred years of relativity by Andrew Robinson( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the book explains clearly, Einstein's dramatic papers of 1905 overthrew the Newtonian worldview and revolutionized our understanding of space, time, energy, matter, and light. His work had impact far beyond the field of physics, playing a leading role in the century's technological advances and influencing modernism in every field. Except for his last interview that was previously published, all the essays here are original works written especially for this book. The photographs draw on an exceptional archive Einstein bequeathed to Hebrew University in Jerusalem. --
Birds and frogs : selected papers, 1990-2014 by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a sequel to the volume of selected papers of Dyson up to 1990 that was published by the American Mathematical Society in 1996. The present edition comprises a collection of the most interesting writings of Freeman Dyson, all personally selected by the author, from the period 1990–2014. The five sections start off with an Introduction, followed by Talks about Science, Memoirs, Politics and History, and some Technical Papers. The most noteworthy is a lecture entitled Birds and Frogs to the American Mathematical Society that describes two kinds of mathematicians with examples from real life. Other invaluable contributions include an important tribute to C. N. Yang written for his retirement banquet at Stony Brook University, as well as a historical account of the Operational Research at RAF Bomber Command in World War II provocatively titled A Failure of Intelligence. The final section carries the open-ended question of whether any conceivable experiment could detect single gravitons to provide direct evidence of the quantization of gravity — Is a Graviton Detectable? Various possible graviton-detectors are examined. This invaluable compilation contains unpublished lectures, and surveys many topics in science, mathematics, history and politics, in which Freeman Dyson has been so active and well respected around the world."--Provided by publisher
Pioneers. space dreamer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freeman Dyson (b. 1923) is a legendary science figure who has influenced countless fields of knowledge. He is also known for his optimistically subversive views on key world problems. Dyson has been involved in all the major nuclear disarmament initiatives. He has also been a lone proponent of long-term deep space colonization and sailing to the moons of Jupiter, the subjects of this movie. About the Series: Pioneers is one and only film project devoted to the most unorthodox contemporary thinkers who have had the courage to challenge current paradigms. The emotions of discovering and stress-testing new theories; the passion which prompts one to go against the expectations of others, against the "publish or die" model; the joys and sorrows of exploring frontiers of the known and the unknown - this is what Pioneers is about
 
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Origins of life
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Advanced quantum mechanicsA community of scholars : impressions of the Institute for Advanced StudyInfinite in all directions : Gifford lectures given at Aberdeen, Scotland, April-November 1985Gamma : exploring Euler's constantThe sun, the genome & the Internet : tools of scientific revolutionsFrom Eros to GaiaImagined worldsThe ultimate quotable Einstein
Alternative Names
Daĭson, F.

Daisonas Frymanas

Dajson, F.

Dajson, F. 1923-

Dyson, F.

Dyson F. 1923-

Dyson, F. (Freeman)

Dyson, F.J.

Dyson, F. J. 1923-

Dyson, F. J. (Freeman J.)

Dyson Freeman

Dyson, Freeman 1923-

Dyson, Freeman J.

Dyson, Freeman J. 1923-

Dyson, Freeman John

Dyson, Freeman John 1923-

Dysonas Freemanas

Freeman Dyson angol születésű amerikai fizikus és matematikus

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Freeman Dyson brittisk matematiker och teoretisk fysiker

Freeman Dyson englisch-US-amerikanischer Physiker und Mathematiker

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Freeman Dyson mathématicien et physicien américain

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Freeman J. Dyson

Freeman John Dyson

Freeman John Dyson ameriški matematik, fizik in astrofizik

Friman Dajson

Frīmens Daisons

Φρήμαν Ντάυσον θεωρητικός φυσικός και μαθηματικός

Дайсон, Ф.

Дайсон, Ф 1923-

Дайсон, Ф. (Фримен), 1923-

Дайсон, Фримен 1923-

Фриймън Дайсън

Фриман Дайсон

Фриман Дајсон

Фримен Дайсон англо-американский теоретический физик и математик

Фрымен Дайсан

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פרימן דייסון

فريمان دايسون

فریمن دایسون

ফ্রীম্যান জন ডাইসন

ഫ്രീമൻ ഡൈസൻ

다이슨, 프리먼 1923-

다이슨, 프리먼 J. 1923-

다이슨, 프리먼 존 1923-

프리먼 다이슨

ダイソン, F

ダイソン, フリーマン

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ダイソン, フリーマン J. 1923-

フリーマン・ダイソン

弗里曼·戴森

弗里曼·約翰·戴森 理論物理學家和數學家

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English (446)

Japanese (19)

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Spanish (15)

Italian (10)

German (8)

French (6)

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Polish (3)

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Romanian (1)

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