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Hoddeson, Lillian

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Works: 109 works in 385 publications in 2 languages and 9,096 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Lillian Hoddeson
 
Most widely held works by Lillian Hoddeson
Fermilab : physics, the frontier, and megascience by Lillian Hoddeson( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with its founding in 1967, the authors follow Fermilab's development over four decades to become the United States' premier accelerator lab
True genius : the life and science of John Bardeen : the only winner of two Nobel Prizes in physics by Lillian Hoddeson( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Bardeen was an unassuming man, a humble, soft-spoken Midwesterner whose life was filled with simple pastimes like a Sunday picnic with the family or a good game of golf. He was also a giant of modern physics, an extraordinary hero of twentieth century science. His seminal work earned him the distinction of being the only person ever to win two Nobel Prizes in physics - both awarded for discoveries that were breathtaking in scope and responsible for advancing the course of human history." "Without Bardeen's first Nobel Prize-winning discovery - the transistor - the electronics revolution, which brought us desktop computers, supercomputers, and microelectronics, would still be the stuff of science fiction. His second great breakthrough - the theory of superconductivity, which for years had stumped Einstein, Feynman, and many others - promises to revolutionize twenty-first century technology with high speed "mag-lev trains," supercolliding atom smashers, and other fantastic technological wonders." "Yet despite these achievements, this astonishing though decidedly modest Midwesterner was often overlooked by the media as well as the public, simply because he differed radically from the popular stereotype of genius. Through an exploration of his science as well as his life, a fresh and thoroughly engaging portrait of genius and the nature of creativity emerges. This biography provides a whole new perspective on what it truly means to be a genius."--Jacket
Crystal fire : the birth of the information age by Michael Riordan( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,439 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
Out of the crystal maze : chapters from the history of solid state physics by Lillian Hoddeson( )

18 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the field of solid-state physics - also referred to as condensed matter physics - which grew to maturity between 1920 and 1960. The history of some exciting developments is told here in an easy-to-follow text, accessible to general readers, while maintaining standards of high scholarship
Critical assembly : a technical history of Los Alamos during the Oppenheimer years, 1943-1945 by Lillian Hoddeson( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1993 volume is a lucid and accurate history of the technical research that led to the first atomic bombs. The authors explore how the 'critical assembly' of scientists, engineers and military personnel at Los Alamos, responding to wartime deadlines, collaborated to create a new approach to large-scale research. The book opens with an introduction laying out major themes. After a synopsis of the prehistory of the bomb project, from the discovery of nuclear fission to the start of the Manhattan Engineer District, and an overview of the early materials programme, the book examines the establishment of the Los Alamos Laboratory, the implosion and gun assembly programmes, nuclear physics research, chemistry and metallurgy, explosives, uranium and plutonium development, confirmation of spontaneous fission in pile-produced plutonium, the thermonuclear bomb, critical assemblies, the Trinity test, and delivery of the combat weapons. Readers interested in history of science will find this volume a crucial resource for understanding the underpinnings of contemporary science and technology
The Birth of particle physics by International Symposium on the History of Particle Physics$ (1980 : Fermilab)( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pions to quarks : particle physics in the 1950s : based on a Fermilab symposium by Laurie M Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 349 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."--BOOK JACKET. "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."--BOOK JACKET
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 332 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
The man who saw tomorrow : the life and inventions of Stanford R. Ovshinsky by Lillian Hoddeson( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Economist called Stanford R. Ovshinsky (1922--2012) the Edison of our age, but this apt comparison doesn't capture the full range of his achievements. As an independent, self-educated inventor, Ovshinsky not only created many important devices but made fundamental discoveries in materials science. This book offers the first full-length biography of a visionary whose energy and information innovations continue to fuel our post-industrial economy. In The Man Who Saw Tomorrow, Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett tell the story of an unconventional genius with no formal education beyond high school who invented, among other things, the rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries that have powered everything from portable electronics to hybrid cars, a system for mass-producing affordable thin-film solar panels, and rewritable CDs and DVDs. His most important discovery, the Ovshinsky effect, led to a paradigm shift in condensed matter physics and yielded phase-change memory, which is now enabling new advances in microelectronics. A son of the working class who began as a machinist and toolmaker, Ovshinsky focused his work on finding solutions to urgent social problems, and to pursue those goals, he founded Energy Conversion Devices, a unique research and development lab. At the end of his life, battered by personal and professional losses, Ovshinsky nevertheless kept working to combat global warming by making solar energy cheaper than coal -- another of his many visions of a better tomorrow."--Provided by publisher
No boundaries : University of Illinois vignettes( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xi jing zhi huo by Michael Riordan( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Chinese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 24 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
Pions to Quarks : Particle Physics in the 1950s( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True genius the life and science of John Bardeen by Lillian Hoddeson( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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
Pions to Quarks by Laurie M Brown( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Robert Gibney by Robert Bernard Gibney( )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gibney discusses his own position and the general research environment at Bell Labs in the 1930's and 1940's. He also gives a detailed step by step description of the experiments that he participated in along with Walter Brattain, John Bardeen, Gerald Pearson, and William Shockley, leading to the discovery of the first transistor in December 1947
Oral history interview with Dr. Norman Ramsey by Norman Ramsey( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview Norman Ramsey discusses topics such as: his childhood and family background; I.I. Rabi; Bergen Davis; Columbia University; P.A.M. Dirac; Cambridge University; molecular beams; Harold Urey; Enrico Fermi; Herb Anderson; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Radiation Laboratory; Jerrold Zacharias; Ernest Lawrence; Carnegie Institution; Jim Van Allen; Ed Salant; Merle Tuve; cyclotrons; high energy accelerators; University of Illinois; Maurice Goldhaber; radar research; Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab); Brookhaven National Laboratory; Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI); Atomic Energy Commission (AEC); high energy physics; Stan Livingston; alternate radiant principle; Argonne National Laboratory; President's Science Advisory Committee; Jerry Weisner; Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC); John F. Kennedy; Ed McMillan; Frederick Seitz; Phil Abelson; T.D. Lee; Owen Chamberlain; Murray Gell-Mann; Ed Purcell; Edwin Goldwasser; Cambridge Electron Accelerator
Oral history interview with Harry Krutter by Harry Krutter( )

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

Work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a graduate student, 1933-1935. Extensions of Eugene Wigner-Frederick Seitz work by John Slater and his graduate students
 
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True genius : the life and science of John Bardeen : the only winner of two Nobel Prizes in physicsCrystal fire : the birth of the information ageOut of the crystal maze : chapters from the history of solid state physicsCritical assembly : a technical history of Los Alamos during the Oppenheimer years, 1943-1945The Birth of particle physicsPions to quarks : particle physics in the 1950s : based on a Fermilab symposiumThe rise of the standard model : particle physics in the 1960s and 1970sNo boundaries : University of Illinois vignettes
Alternative Names
Lillian Hoddeson Amerikaans hooglerares

Lillian Hoddeson profesora universitaria estadounidense

Lillian Hoddeson professeure d'université américaine

Lillian Hoddeson US-amerikanische Wissenschaftshistorikerin

ホジソン, L

ホーデスン, リリアン

リリアン・ホドソン

Languages
English (179)

Chinese (2)