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Pais, Abraham 1918-2000

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Works: 91 works in 534 publications in 13 languages and 15,454 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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"Subtle is the Lord-- " : the science and the life of Albert Einstein by Abraham Pais( Book )

59 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 3,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Albert Einstein, told through various scientific and technical correspondences, including those with Michele Besso. Pais discusses the world of physics before Einstein, during Einstein's time and the impact on the scientific world after his death
J. Robert Oppenheimer : a life by Abraham Pais( )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late Abraham Pais wrote the definitive biography of Albert Einstein, Subtle is the Lord, which won an American Book Award. As a distinguished physicist and Einstein's colleague, Pais combined a sophisticated understanding of physics with first-hand knowledge of this notoriously private individual, offering rare insights into both. It is his unique double perspective that makes his work so valuable. Now Abraham Pais offers an illuminating portrait of another eminent colleague, J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the most charismatic and enigmatic figures of modern physics. Pais introduces us to a precocious youth who sped through Harvard in three years, made signal contributions to quantum mechanics while in his twenties, and was instrumental in the growth of American physics in the decade before the Second World War, almost single-handedly putting American physics on the map. Pais then paints a revealing portrait of Oppenheimer's life in Los Alamos, where in twenty remarkable, feverish months, under his inspired leadership, the first atomic bomb was designed and built, a success that made Oppenheimer America's most famous scientist. Pais, who was his next-door neighbor for many years, describes Oppenheimer's long tenure as Director of the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton, but also shows how Oppenheimer's intensity and arrogance won him powerful enemies, who would ultimately make him one of the principal victims of the Red Scare of the 1950s. Told with compassion and deep insight, J. Robert Oppenheimer is the most comprehensive biography of the great physicist available. It is Abraham Pais's final work, completed after his death by Robert P. Crease, an acclaimed historian of science in his own right. -- from dust jacket
Inward bound : of matter and forces in the physical world by Abraham Pais( Book )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the physics of matter and of physical forces since the discovery of x-rays
Niels Bohr's times : in physics, philosophy, and polity by Abraham Pais( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den danske fysiker Niels Bohr (1885-1962)
Einstein lived here by Abraham Pais( Book )

41 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few people have understood what Einstein has said, thought, and done, but many are hungry to know more about him. This companion volume to Abraham Pais's Subtle is the Lord ... enlarges on the way Einstein was perceived by the world at large. His becoming the scientist of greatest renown ever is largely the result of attention by the media, as the author has documented by delving in newspaper and magazine archives, from 1902 to the present. We also learn of his views on religion and on philosophy, his marital problems, and his contacts with personalities ranging from John D. Rockefeller to Charlie Chaplin to Freud to Ghandi. Interviews with Einstein, as well as reports on brief comments and longer addresses by him, help to convey his vivid style of expression as well as his great talent at formulation. He wrote and spoke about pacifism, supranationalism, civil liberties, and the rights and obligation of Jews and Arabs to live together harmoniously in the Middle East. Subjects he was interested in ranged from capital punishment to vegetarianism. These essays were written from the author's special perspective: he is a physicist and he knew Einstein personally for several years. His style is accessible and nonmathematical. This book provides essential information about Einstein the human being which will fascinate and inform both the specialist and the layman
Twentieth century physics( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genius of science : a portrait gallery by Abraham Pais( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical profiles of Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, and other twentieth-century physicists feature observations and insights from a fellow scientist who knew the subjects personally
Paul Dirac : the man and his work by Abraham Pais( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac was one of the founders of quantum theory. He is numbered alongside Newton, Maxwell and Einstein as one of the greatest physicists of all time. Together the lectures in this volume, originally presented on the occasion of the dedication ceremony for a plaque commemorating Dirac in Westminster Abbey, give a unique insight into the relationship between Dirac's character and his scientific achievements. The text begins with the dedication address given by Stephen Hawking at the ceremony. Then Abraham Pais describes Dirac as a person and his approach to his work. Maurice Jacob explains how Dirac was led to introduce the concept of antimatter, and its central role in modern particle physics and cosmology, followed by an account by David Olive of the origin and enduring influence of Dirac's work on magnetic monopoles. Finally, Sir Michael Atiyah explains the deep and widespread significance of the Dirac equation in mathematics
"Raffiniert ist der Herrgot-- " : Albert Einstein, eine wissenschaftliche Biographie by Abraham Pais( Book )

35 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Märchen vom Elfenbeinernen Turm : Reden und Aufsätze by Res Jost( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in German and English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth. u. a.: S. 1-9: Res Jost : January 10, 1918 - October 3, 1990 / Abraham Pais. - S. 11-19: Erinnerungen: Erlesenes und Erlebtes / [Res Jost]
Albert Einstein, la vie et l'oeuvre : "Subtil est le Seigneur ..." by Abraham Pais( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in French and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur, lui-même physicien, vécut neuf ans auprès d'Einstein, à Princeton. Des souvenirs personnels, les discussions avec certains de ceux qui l'ont connu, l'étude de ses écrits, tels sont les éléments qui constituent la matière première de son livre. Il dresse le portrait d'un homme enthousiaste, sincère, acharné dans sa recherche des lois de l'univers, mais aussi attentif au sort du monde, ardent défenseur de la liberté et de la paix. "Il explique son oeuvre, en dresse l'historique, en relate le cheminement, l'analyse et la commente."
A tale of two continents : a physicist's life in a turbulent world by Abraham Pais( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erindringsbog af Abraham Pais, født 1918 i Holland. Han undslap nazisterne og slog sig ned i USA
Twentieth century physics by Laurie M Brown( Book )

26 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the theory of elementary particles by Abraham Pais( Book )

12 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the photo-disintegration of the deuteron by Abraham Pais( Book )

7 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Projective theory of meson fields and electromagnetic properties of atomic nuclei ... by Abraham Pais( Book )

9 editions published in 1941 in English and Dutch and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sottile è il Signore : la scienza e la vita di Albert Einstein by Abraham Pais( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in Italian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Señor es sutil : la ciencia y la vida de Albert Einstein by Abraham Pais( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein lived here by Abraham Pais( Recording )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author enlarges on the world's perception of Albert Einstein by presenting Einstein's views on religion and philosophy, his marital problems, and his contacts with great figures of his day. Also included are interviews that convey Einstein's vivid style of expression and his willingness to speak out on various issues
Lectures on dispersion relations, given in the spring of 1958 at Universitetets Institut for Teoretisk Fysik and NORDITA, Copenhagen by Abraham Pais( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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"Subtle is the Lord-- " : the science and the life of Albert Einstein
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J. Robert Oppenheimer : a lifeInward bound : of matter and forces in the physical worldNiels Bohr's times : in physics, philosophy, and polityEinstein lived hereTwentieth century physicsThe genius of science : a portrait galleryPaul Dirac : the man and his work"Raffiniert ist der Herrgot-- " : Albert Einstein, eine wissenschaftliche Biographie
Alternative Names
Abraham Pais fisico statunitense

Abraham Pais niederländischer Physiker und Quantenfeldtheoretiker

Bram Pais Nederlands hoogleraar (1918-2000)

Pais, A.

Pais, A. 1918-2000

Pais Abraham

Pais, Bram 1918-2000

Paisu, Aburahamu 1918-2000

Pajs, A.

Pajs, Abracham 1918-2000

Абрахам Пайс

Пайс, Абрахам

أبراهام بايز

آبراهام پایس

파이스, 아브라함 1918-2000

파이스, 에이브러햄 1918-2000

アブラハム・パイス

パイス, アブラハム

亞伯拉罕·派斯

派斯, 阿布拉罕

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