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Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David) 1926-2016

Works: 139 works in 425 publications in 5 languages and 11,949 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Documentary films  Science films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  Biography  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Performer
Classifications: QC174.1, 530.12
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Nuclear weapons, scientists, and the post-Cold War challenge : selected papers on arms control by Sidney D Drell( )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume includes a representative selection of Sidney Drell's recent writings and speeches (circa 1993 to the present) on public policy issues with substantial scientific components. Most of the writings deal with national security, nuclear weapons, and arms control and reflect the author's personal involvement in such issues dating back to 1960"--Jacket
The nuclear enterprise : high-consequence accidents : how to enhance safety and minimize risks in nuclear weapons and reactors by Sidney D Drell( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear energy can provide great benefits to society; in the form of nuclear weapons, however, it can cause death and destruction on an unparalleled scale. The challenge is how to deal with the catastrophic risk of the nuclear enterprise so as to preserve its positive elements and make economic sense. In this book, an expert group of contributors attempts to answer two key questions facing the nuclear enterprise: (1) What can and should be done to improve operations and public understanding of the risks and consequences of major incidents? (2) How can informed scientists, economists, and journalists interact more effectively in understanding and reporting to the public on the most important issues affecting risks, consequences, and costs? Drawn from a conference held at Stanford University's Hoover Institution on October 3-4, 2011, the papers presented in The Nuclear Enterprise were prepared by specialists on various aspects of this challenging topic, including technical safety, management operations, regulatory measures, and the importance of accurate communication by the media. It is their hope that the findings of the conference will contribute to discussion and then actions to better contain and eliminate growing global dangers
The gravest danger : nuclear weapons by Sidney D Drell( )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The nuclear genie, say the authors, cannot be put back in the battle. Our most urgent task as a nation today is to successfully manage, contain, and reduce the grave danger of nuclear weapons - whether in the hands of adversaries or friendly-states. This book hopes to stimulate active public dialogue on this important subject."--Jacket
Implications of the Reykjavik summit on its twentieth anniversary : conference report by Sidney D Drell( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexandra Andreevna Voronine and her mother lived in Kharkov alone, destitute, and fearing for their lives because of World War I, revolution, civil war, and famine. When Alexandra went to work in 1921 at the office that was coordinating Russian and foreign famine relief, she met Captain Vidkun Quisling, Fridtjof Nansen's representative in the Ukraine. In 1922, at the age of seventeen, she married the man whose name became synonymous with traitor during World War II and accompanied him to Oslo." "Abandoned in Paris within a year, penniless and unaware of being a pawn in a game of international intrigue, Alexandra remained under Quisling's strict control for several more years. When her tumultuous life eventually took her to China, she married W. George Yourieff, who supported her efforts to recall and analyze her years as Quisling's wife. A further tide of events saw the Yourieffs settled in California, and in 1980 they began a collaboration with the Norwegian-born historian and novelist Kirsten A. Seaver. The archives Seaver consulted in London and Oslo and at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University confirmed Alexandra's intensely personal, episodic recollections about an extraordinary life and provided the necessary connective tissue. They also revealed to Alexandra at long last the brutal story behind her lost years."--Jacket
Relativistic quantum mechanics by James D Bjorken( Book )

34 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relativistic quantum fields by James D Bjorken( Book )

21 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deterrence : its past and future : papers presented at Hoover Institution, November 2010 by George Pratt Shultz( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from the third in a series of conferences the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on the nuclear legacy of the cold war, this report examines the importance of deterrence, from its critical function in the cold war to its current role. Recognizing that today's international environment is radically different from that which it was during the cold war, the need is pressing to reassess the role of nuclear weapons in deterrence in the world of today and to look ahead to the future
Nuclear security : the problems and the road ahead by George Pratt Shultz( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concern about the threat posed by nuclear weapons has preoccupied the United States and presidents of the United States since the beginning of the nuclear era. Nuclear Security draws from papers presented at the 2013 meeting of the American Nuclear Society examining worldwide efforts to control nuclear weapons and ensure the safety of the nuclear enterprise of weapons and reactors against catastrophic accidents. The distinguished contributors, all known for their long-standing interest in getting better control of the threats posed by nuclear weapons and reactors, discuss what we can learn from past successes and failures and attempt to identify the key ingredients for a road ahead that can lead us toward a world free of nuclear weapons. The authors review historical efforts to deal with the challenge of nuclear weapons, with a focus on the momentous arms control negotiations between U.S. president Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. They offer specific recommendations for reducing risks that should be adopted by the nuclear enterprise, both military and civilian, in the United States and abroad. Since the risks posed by the nuclear enterprise are so high, they conclude, no reasonable effort should be spared to ensure safety and security."--Back cover
Facing the threat of nuclear weapons by Sidney D Drell( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reducing nuclear danger : the road away from the brink by McGeorge Bundy( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of the U.S.-Soviet standoff and the increasing risk of political adventurers such as Saddam Hussein developing nuclear capability have profoundly altered the shape of global nuclear danger. In Reducing Nuclear Danger, three of America's top experts on nuclear affairs offer a thoughtful prescription for effective international action to cut existing nuclear arsenals and to prevent further proliferation. They argue that the United States must take a cooperative leadership role to achieve worldwide control of nuclear weapons. The immediate tasks to this end are to execute the already agreed-upon reductions in U.S. and Russian forces, ensure that Russia remains the only nuclear state of the former Soviet Union, and substantially strengthen the international efforts against the spread of nuclear weapons. The authors favor adopting a strict doctrine of using nuclear weapons only as a "defensive last resort," along with other specific changes in current policy. Prominent in their prescriptions is an eventual drastic reduction of the current Russian-American warhead ceilings. They also advocate a new policy for American leaders - toward other nations as well as the American people - of open public explanation of nuclear danger. This important and insightful book on the current nuclear danger should be read by all citizens with an interest in resolving what remains our greatest global risk, at a time of unprecedented opportunity
The Reagan Strategic Defense Initiative : a technical, political, and arms control assessment by Sidney D Drell( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electromagnetic structure of nucleons by Sidney D Drell( Book )

30 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sakharov remembered : a tribute by friends and colleagues( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Korean and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new terror : facing the threat of biological and chemical weapons( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on papers presented at a conference held Nov. 16-18, 1998 at the Hoover Institution
In the shadow of the bomb : physics and arms control by Sidney D Drell( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrei Sakharov : the conscience of humanity by Sidney D Drell( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrei Sakharov holds an honored place in the pantheon of the world's greatest scientists, reformers, and champions of human rights. But his embrace of human rights did not come through a sudden conversion; he came to it in stages. Drawing from a 2014 Hoover Institution conference focused on Sakharov's life and principles, this book tells the compelling story of his metamorphosis from a distinguished physical scientist into a courageous, outspoken dissident humanitarian voice. His extraordinary life saw him go from playing the leading role in designing and building the most powerful thermonuclear weapon (the so-called hydrogen bomb) ever exploded to demanding an end to the testing of such weapons and their eventual elimination. The essays detail his transformation, as he appealed first to his scientific colleagues abroad and then to mankind at large, for solidarity in resolving the growing threats to human survival-many of which stemmed from science and technology. Ultimately, the distinguished contributors show how the work and thinking of this eminent Russian nuclear physicist and courageous human rights campaigner can help find solutions to the nuclear threats of today
Relativistische Quantenmechanik by James D Bjorken( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dieses Buch richtet sich an Studierende der Physik, die bereits über Grundkenntnisse der Quantenmechanik verfügen und relativistische Wellengleichungen kennenlernen möchten. Im Hauptteil des Buchs behandelt der Autor die Klein-Gordon-Gleichung und die Dirac-Gleichung, wobei er deren Lösungen und ihre Bedeutung hervorhebt. Mit dem Klein'schen Paradoxon wird dem Leser eine interessante Anwendung dieser Gleichungen näher gebracht und mit der Weyl-Gleichung ein Spezialfall der Dirac-Gleichung dargestellt. Neben diesen Schwerpunkten werden die Entwicklungen thematisiert, die zur Aufstellung der relativistischen Wellengleichungen durch Schrödinger, Klein, Gordon und Dirac führten und somit auch auf den wissenschaftshistorisch interessanten Hintergrund verweisen. Ebenfalls erfolgt eine kurze Verbindung zur Galilei-invarianten nicht-relativistischen Quantenmechanik. Zuletzt werden kurz die Grundzüge der Quantenelektrodynamik und Elemente der relativistischen Streutheorie erläutert. Anhand von Testaufgaben am Ende des Buchs wird der Leser dazu motiviert, den Stoff selbst beispielhaft nachzurechnen und das Gelernte zu festigen. Die Mehrzahl der Lösungen lassen sich im jeweiligen Kapitel finden. Der Autor Georg Wolschin ist Professor am Institut für Theoretische Physik der Universität Heidelberg und Wissenschaftlicher Geschäftsführer des SFB/Transregio 'The Dark Universe' der Universitäten Bonn, München und Heidelberg
Relativistische Quantenfeldtheorie by James D Bjorken( Book )

18 editions published between 1965 and 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidney Drell on arms control by Sidney D Drell( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein's Universe by Nigel Calder( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein's Theory of Relativity is explained to Peter Ustinov by scientists at the McDonald Observatory, Texas. Ustinov becomes educated in Einstein{u2019}s theories by many of the best minds in science, who provide demonstrations to illustrate his teachings. These include experiments to help understand gravity, warped space, how light responds to gravity, the "doppler effect" and how radio waves, as used in police radar, are an unbeatable way of measuring speed. From these simpler experiments much larger concepts are drawn, such as the discovery of a Binary Pulsar, the nature of black holes and how they are created, and the ultimate theory of how the universe was formed. Other demonstrations measure the speed of light, how time passes more slowly for people traveling in an airplane, the incredible accuracy of the Atomic Clock in Washington, DC and how time itself would appear to stop at the surface of a black hole. The conclusion of the program portrays Einstein as a great humanitarian. Although known as the "father of the Atomic Bomb", his greatest concern was for the potentially devastating effects splitting the atom could have on the future of mankind
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Nuclear weapons, scientists, and the post-Cold War challenge : selected papers on arms control
The gravest danger : nuclear weaponsImplications of the Reykjavik summit on its twentieth anniversary : conference reportRelativistic quantum mechanicsDeterrence : its past and future : papers presented at Hoover Institution, November 2010Reducing nuclear danger : the road away from the brinkThe new terror : facing the threat of biological and chemical weapons
Alternative Names
Drell S.D.

Drell, S. D. 1926-

Drell, S. D. 1926-2016

Drell, S. D. (Sidney David), 1926-

Drell, S. D. (Sidney David), 1926-2016

Drell, Sidney 1926-

Drell, Sidney 1926-2016

Drell Sidney D.

Drell, Sidney D. 1926-

Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-

Drell, Sidney David.

Drell, Sidney David 1926-

Drell, Sidney David 1926-2016

Sidney David Drell fisico e accademico statunitense

Sidney Drell Amerikaans natuurkundige

Sidney Drell amerikai fizikus

Sidney Drell amerikansk fysikar

Sidney Drell amerikansk fysiker

Sidney Drell físic estatunidenc

Sidney Drell físico estadounidense

Sidney Drell physicien américain

Sidney Drell US-amerikanischer Physiker

Дрелл С.Д.

Дрелл, С. Д 1926-

Дрелл Сидней Д.

Дрелл, Сидней Д 1926-

Сидни Дрелл американский физик

سيدني دريل فيزيائي أمريكي

سیدنی درل فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

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