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Riordan, Michael 1946-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 148 publications in 7 languages and 6,178 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: TH7413, 697.78
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Most widely held works about Michael Riordan
 
Most widely held works by Michael Riordan
Crystal fire : the birth of the information age by Michael Riordan( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is hard to imagine any device more crucial to modern life than the microchip and the transistor from which it sprang. Every waking hour people of the world take their vast benefits for granted - in cellular phones, ATMs, wrist watches, calculators, computers, automobiles, radios, televisions, fax machines, copiers, stoplights, and thousands of other electronic devices. Without a doubt, the transistor is the most important artifact of the twentieth century and the "nerve cell" of our electronic age. Crystal Fire recounts the story of the transistor team at Bell Labs headed up by William Shockley who shared the Nobel Prize with John Bardeen and Walter Brattain. While his colleagues went on to other research, Shockley grew increasingly obsessed with the new gadget. Eventually he formed his own firm - the first semiconductor company in what would become Silicon Valley, spawning hundreds of other businesses and a multi-billion-dollar industry. Above all, Crystal Fire is a tale of the human factors in technology - the pride and jealousies coupled with scientific and economic aspiration that led to the creation of modern microelectronics and ignited the greatest technological explosion in history
The solar home book : heating, cooling, and designing with the sun by Bruce Anderson( Book )

14 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadows of creation : dark matter and the structure of the universe by Michael Riordan( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 90 percent of the Universe is unseen, unknown. Ordinary telescopes cannot detect it - nor can radio antennas. Yet there is convincing evidence that it exists - as something called dark matter. At the same time, recent discoveries about the structure of the Universe are challenging accepted views about its very origins. Michael Riordan and David Schramm explore a scientific mystery: What is this dark matter? What does it have to-do with the structure of the universe - the uncountable galaxies and clusters of galaxies that constitute the firmament? What does it tell us about the birth of our universe? Riordan and Schramm explore these questions, as they describe efforts underway at observatories, laboratories and particle colliders to determine the nature of dark matter. The Shadows of Creation is an account of the complicated puzzles that challenge today's physicists and cosmologists
The hunting of the quark : a true story of modern physics by Michael Riordan( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day after midnight : the effects of nuclear war by Michael Riordan( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new solar home book by Bruce Anderson( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tunnel visions : the rise and fall of the superconducting super collider by Michael Riordan( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starting in the 1950s, US physicists dominated the search for elementary particles; aided by the association of this research with national security, they held this position for decades. In an effort to maintain their hegemony and track down the elusive Higgs boson, they convinced President Reagan and Congress to support construction of the multibillion-dollar Superconducting Super Collider project in Texas--the largest basic-science project ever attempted. But after the Cold War ended and the estimated SSC cost surpassed ten billion dollars, Congress terminated the project in October 1993. Drawing on extensive archival research, contemporaneous press accounts, and over one hundred interviews with scientists, engineers, government officials, and others involved, Tunnel Visions tells the riveting story of the aborted SSC project. The authors examine the complex, interrelated causes for its demise, including problems of large-project management, continuing cost overruns, and lack of foreign contributions. In doing so, they ask whether Big Science has become too large and expensive, including whether academic scientists and their government overseers can effectively manage such an enormous undertaking."--Publisher's description
Proceedings of the 1989 International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions at High Energies : August 7-12, 1989, Stanford University by International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions at High Energies( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the 3rd National Passive Solar Conference : January 11-13, 1979, San Jose, California : passive solar takes off by National Passive Solar Conference( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crystal fire : the birth of the information age by Michael Riordan( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On December 16, 1947, two physicists at Bell Laboratories, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, jabbed two electrodes into a sliver of germanium half an inch long. The electrical power coming out of that piece of germanium was 100 times stronger than what went in. In that moment, the transistor was invented and the information age began. Crystal Fire recounts the story of the transistor team at Bell Labs, led by William Shockley, who shared the Nobel Prize with Bardeen and Brattain. While his colleagues went on to other research, Shockley grew increasingly obsessed with the new gadget. He went on to form the first semiconductor company in what would become Silicon Valley. Above all, Crystal Fire is a tale of the human factors in technology: the pride and jealousies coupled with scientific and economic aspirations that led to the creation of modern microelectronics and ignited the greatest technological explosion in history
The Rise of the Standard Model : a History of Particle Physics from 1964 to 1979( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the rise of the Standard Model in modern particle physics
From particles to waves : electrons & quantum physics( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history, development, and impact of quantum physics is explained
Il libro della casa solare by Bruce Anderson( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of the standard model : particle physics in the 1960s and 1970s by Lillian Hoddeson( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a conference held at Stanford University, this is the third volume of a series recounting the history of particle physics and offers the most up-to-date account of the rise of the Standard Model, which explains the microstructure of the world in terms of quarks and leptons and their interactions. The wide-ranging articles explore the detailed scientific experiments, the institutional settings in which they took place, and the ways in which the many details of the puzzle fit together to account for the Standard Model
Lillian Hoddeson papers by Lillian Hoddeson( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The professional papers of Lillian Hoddeson that include transcripts of oral history interviews she conducted with A. A. Abrikosov, David Allender, Ansel Anderson, Herbert Lawrence Anderson, Philip W. Anderson, William Anspacher, Bill Baker, Bill Bardeen, Jane Bardeen, Ravin Bhatt, H. W. Bode, Ralph Bown, Robert Brattain, Dan Cudzik, Lloyd Espenschied, Jim Gibbons, Norman D. Haney, Nick Holonyak, Gordon Moore, Jack A. Morton, Harry Nyquist, Jack Scaff, Bob Schrieffer, Glenn Seaborg, Frederick Seitz, Harry Sello, Mark Shepher, Emmy Shockley, William Shockley, Ralph Simmons, Charles Slichter, Myron Solomon, Morgan and Betty Sparks, John Tucker, Bill Wallenmeyer, Bill Werstler, and Fred Zawadowski. Some of the interviews were conducted by Irving Elichirigoity, Alison Kerr, Vicki Daitch, Michael Riordan, Tanya Irving, Lincoln Barnett, William Hammack, Julian Tebo, Lewis Gunn, Kris Fowler, Joe Tillman, and Steve Weiss. Included are working files of published articles, research material and correspondence used to write her books on the history of solid state physics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, transistors, Bell Telephone Laboratory, and John Bardeen as well as her numerous articles that include the American Institute of Physics, Hans Bethe, Felix Bloch, Niels Bohr, Richard Bozorth, Walter Brattain, Ernst Braun, Laurie Brown, Oliver Buckley, Vannevar Bush, Karl Darrow, Peter Debye, P. A. M. Dirac, Michael Eckert, Richard Feynman, Paul Forman, Samuel Goudsmit, William Conyers Herring, Paul Hoch, Alan Holden, Frank Jewett, Mervin Kelly, Martin Klein, James Koehler, Thomas Kuhn, Lev Landau, Karl Lark-Horovitz, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Robert Maurer, Emanuel Maxwell, William McMillan, Nevill Francis Mott, National Academy of Science, Russell Ohl, Wolfgang Pauli, Rudolf Peierls, David Pines, A. B. Pippard, radar, Michael Riordan, Jack Scaff, Frederick Seitz, semiconductors, William Shockley, John Clarke Slater, Roman Smoluchowski, Arnold Sommerfeld, E. H. Sondheimer, Jurgen Teichmann, Texas Instruments, Spencer Weart, Vicktor Weisskopf, Western Electric, Addison White, and Eugene Wigner; and audio cassette copies of some of her interviews with prominent physicists (including many of the transcripts listed above) and lectures she attended
Precinct map, city of Allen Park, Wayne County, Michigan by Michael Riordan( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins of Silicon Valley [audiorecording] by American Physical Society( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audio recording of session D5 of March 2009 annual meeting of the American Physical Society, held in Pittsburgh, PA. This session was sponsored by the American Physical Society (APS) Forum on the History of Physics, chaired by Gloria B. Lubkin of the American Institute of Physics (AIP). Talks (and speakers) include: "Prehistory of Silicon Valley, from 1910 to 1965" (Stewart Gillmor); "W. W. Hansen, Microwave Physics, and Silicon Valley" (David Leeson); "From Bell Labs to Silicon Valley: A Saga of Technology Transfer, 1954-1961" (Michael Riordan); "The Origins and Development of the Silicon Valley Startup Model" (James Gibbons)
Passive solar takes off : proceedings of the 3rd National Passive Solar Conference, January 11-13, 1979, San Jose, California by National Passive Solar Conference( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Riordan, M

Rīvūrdan, Mīshal, 1946-

Rīvūrdūn, Mīshal, 1946-

Rīyūrdūn, Mīshal, 1946-

رىوردن، مىشل

رىوردون، مىشل

リオーダン, M.

リオーダン, マイケル

リョーダン, マイケル

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