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Dyson, Freeman J.

Works: 348 works in 1,070 publications in 13 languages and 24,268 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Miscellanea  Popular works  Quotations  Educational films  Internet videos  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee, Commentator, Composer, Speaker, wpr
Classifications: QC16.D95, 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 )

40 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 1,447 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
Origins of life by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

64 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,313 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 sun, the genome & the Internet : tools of scientific revolutions by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,034 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 )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 872 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 )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters have such headings as: Stories, Science, Technology, Evolution, and Ethics
Advanced quantum mechanics by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

75 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here, for the first time, Freeman Dyson's lectures at Cornell University in 1951, are presented."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Symmetry groups in nuclear and particle physics; a lecture-note and reprint volume by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

26 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 397 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"
A many-colored glass : reflections on the place of life in the universe by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 331 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
The best American science and nature writing 2010( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 299 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
Selected papers of Freeman Dyson with commentary by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 263 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 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 169 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 )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disturbing the universe by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

52 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 122 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
Die Sonne, das Genom und das Internet : wissenschaftliche Innovation und die Technologien der Zukunft by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gamma : exploring Euler's constant by Julian Havil( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the many 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 remains profoundly mysterious. 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 + ... up to 1/n , minus the natural logarithm of n -- and the numerical value is 0.5772156 ... But unlike its more celebrated colleagues [pi] and e, the exact nature of gamma remains a mystery. In fact, we don't even know if gamma is a fraction. In this tantalizing blend of history and mathematics, Julian Havil takes readers 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. 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."--Back cover
The scientist as rebel by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary issues in science -- The scientist as rebel -- Can science be ethical? -- A modern heretic -- The future needs us -- What a world! -- Witness to a tragedy -- War and peace -- Bombs and potatoes -- Generals -- Russians -- Pacifists -- The race is over -- The force of reason -- The bitter end -- History of science and scientists -- Two kinds of history -- Edward Teller's Memoirs -- In praise of amateurs -- A new Newton -- Clockwork science -- The world on a string -- Oppenheimer as scientist, administrator, and poet -- Seeing the unseen -- The tragic tale of a genius -- Wise man -- Personal and philosophical essays -- The world, the flesh, and the devil -- Is God in the lab? -- This side idolatry -- One in a million -- Many worlds -- Religion from the outside
Weapons and hope by Freeman J Dyson( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in 6 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores ways to live and survive in a nuclear age and examines the key areas of public morality, weapons technology, and international policy
Proceedings of the conference in honour of the 90th birthday of Freeman Dyson by K. K Phua( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 30 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
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Infinite in all directions : Gifford lectures given at Aberdeen, Scotland, April-November 1985
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Daĭson, F.

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-

Freeman Dyson angol születésű amerikai fizikus és matematikus

Freeman Dyson Brits wiskundige

Freeman Dyson englisch-US-amerikanischer Physiker und Mathematiker

Freeman Dyson fisico e matematico statunitense

Freeman Dyson fizyk amerykański pochodzenia angielskiego

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

Фримен Дайсон англо-американский теоретический физик и математик

Фрымен Дайсан

Фрімен Дайсон

פרימן דייסון

فريمان دايسون

فریمن دایسون

ফ্রীম্যান জন ডাইসন

ഫ്രീമൻ ഡൈസൻ

다이슨, 프리먼 J. 1923-

다이슨, 프리먼 존 1923-

프리먼 다이슨

ダイソン, F

ダイソン, フリーマン

ダイソン, フリーマン・J

ダイソン, フリーマン J. 1923-



Origins of lifeThe sun, the genome & the Internet : tools of scientific revolutionsFrom Eros to GaiaImagined worldsAdvanced quantum mechanicsA many-colored glass : reflections on the place of life in the universeThe best American science and nature writing 2010Values at war : selected Tanner lectures on the nuclear crisis