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Hoffmann, Roald

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Works: 263 works in 665 publications in 4 languages and 9,838 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Drama  History  Fiction 
Roles: Host, Editor, Author of introduction, Signer
Classifications: QD37, 540
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Chemistry imagined : reflections on science by Roald Hoffmann ( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses chemical discoveries, processes, and personalities in a humanistic manner
The same and not the same by Roald Hoffmann ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Positioned at the crossroads of the physical and biological sciences, chemistry deals with neither the infinitely small, nor the infinitely large, nor directly with life. So it is sometimes thought of as dull, the way things in the middle often are. But this middle ground is precisely where human beings exist. As Hoffmann shows in his inspired prose, the world observed at its molecular level is complex and agitated, as are the emotions of the supposedly dispassionate scientists who explore it. In The Same and Not the Same the vital tensions of chemistry are revealed; with down-to-earth explanations, Hoffmann uncovers the polarities that power, rend, and reform the world of molecules. When we wash an apple before eating it, we are thinking not merely of the dirt that may still be on it but of the pesticides used in agricultural production. When we take medication, we expect relief for our pain but also fear side effects. The Same and Not the Same shows this ambivalence to be only one of a number of dualities pervading the world of molecules. The theme of identity, reflected in the title of the book, is central to the story. Other dualities, from stasis and dynamics, to creation and discovery to the rich complexity of revealing and concealing, are lucidly delineated for nonscientist and scientist alike. The Same and Not the Same also offers a rare and compelling personal statement of the social responsibility of scientists. Unabashedly confronting some of the major ethical controversies in chemistry today, the book strives for balance in facing the pressing ecological and environmental concerns of our time
The conservation of orbital symmetry by R. B Woodward ( Book )
23 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world of chemistry ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journey through the exciting world of chemistry with Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann as your guide. The foundations of chemical structures and their behavior are explored through computer animation, demonstrations, and on-site footage at working industrial and research labs. A video instructional series for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 26 half-hour video programs and coordinated books
Solids and surfaces : a chemist's view of bonding in extended structures by Roald Hoffmann ( Book )
21 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old wine, new flasks : reflections on science and Jewish tradition by Roald Hoffmann ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old Wine, New Flasks is a unique and provocative look at how science and religion - too often considered at odds with one another - are actually parallel ways of trying to make sense of the same material world, each a voice intertwining with the other to help shape true human understanding. With great humor and wit, the authors - one a Nobel laureate and the other an Israeli-American writer and student of religion - show how daily experience and seemingly innocuous questions such as "What is this mixture?" "How do I tell right from left?" and "How can one make the bitter sweet?" can lead to deeper philosophical issues concerning religion, art, and science. Old Wine, New Flasks discusses how authority is conferred and contested, what it means to be impure, whether humans have a right to dominate the environment, and the difference between the natural and the unnatural. Exploring these and other topics, the authors reveal how science and Jewish religious tradition, although different in many ways, nevertheless share the conviction that the world is a very real place, that the actions of beings matter, and that there is an underlying order to the universe
Oxygen : a play in two acts by Carl Djerassi ( Book )
11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What is discovery? Why is it important to be first? These questions trouble the characters in 'Oxygen'. The action alternates between 1777 and 2001, the Centenary of the Nobel Prize, when the Nobel Foundation decides to inaugurate a 'retro-Nobel' award for discoveries that preceded the establishment of the Prize in 1901. The Foundation thinks this will be easy. In the good old days, wasn't science done for science's sake? Wasn't discovery simple, pure, and unalloyed by controversy, priority, claims, and hype? The Nobel Committee decides to reward the discovery of Oxygen, since that launched the Chemical Revolution. Lavoisier is a natural choice. But what about Scheele? What about Priestley? Didn't they first discover oxygen? The play brings the candidates and their wives to 1777 Stockholm at the invitation of King Gustav III. Through the scientists' wives, in a sauna and elsewhere, we learn of their lives and those of their husbands. Meanwhile in 2001, the Nobel Committee argues about the conflicting claims of the three men. The ethical issues around priority and discovery at the heart of this play are as timely today as they were in 1777. As are the ironies of revolutions: Lavoisier, the chemical revolutionary, is a political conservative, who loses his life in the Jacobin terror. Priestley, the political radical, is a chemical conservative. And Scheele just wants to run his pharmacy. He, the first man on earth to make oxygen, got least credit for it. Will that situation be repaired 230 years after his discovery?"--Inside front flap
Roald Hoffmann on the philosophy, art, and science of chemistry by Roald Hoffmann ( Book )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Roald Hoffmann's contributions to chemistry are well known; this Nobel laureate has published more than 500 articles and two books. As an "applied theoretical chemist," he has made significant contributions to our understanding of chemical bonding and reactivity, and taught two generations of chemists how to use molecular orbitals for real chemistry. Less well known, however, are Hoffmann's important and insightful contributions to the areas of scholarship surrounding chemistry. Over a career that spans nearly fifty years, Roald Hoffmann has thought and written copiously about the broader context of chemistry and its relationship to the arts and poetry. This book contains Hoffmann's essays and is organized around several major themes: chemical reasoning and explanation, writing and communicating in science, ethics, art and science, and chemical education. A few are unpublished lectures that are valuable additions to the volume. The editors have the full cooperation of Roald Hoffmann in this project. Most of the published work will be reprinted verbatim, but a few of the essays will be revised to eliminate redundancy. The unpublished lectures will also be edited since they were originally intended to be delivered orally at specific occasions. The editors will provide an introduction to the book, and some introductory material for each section. In introducing the material, they will highlight the intrinsic importance and interest of the ideas, as well as the places where Hoffmann's thought makes novel contributions to cognate areas"--
Beyond the finite : the sublime in art and science by Roald Hoffmann ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"There are many sublimes. In the eighteenth century, the sublime was summoned to address an object that existed beyond reason and measure. Terror, the spontaneous response to mountainous landscapes or great cataracts, gave way to delight as our powers of reason were summoned to reassert the power of the human mind over nature. And our understanding of this process is heightened as contemporary neurophysiology charts the landscape of our emotions and aesthetic judgments. The sublime offers a fruitful meeting ground across many disciplines, for in science as in art, every day brings the entirely new, the extreme, and the unrepresentable. Through contributions from nine prominent scholars, this book looks at the genuine twin claims of art and science to the sublime. The explorations within Beyond the Finite range from the images taken by the Hubble Telescope to David Bohm's quantum romanticism, from Kant and Burke to a "downward spiraling infinity" of the twenty-first century sublime. Squarely positioned at the interface between science and art, this volume captures a remarkable variety of perspectives, with neuroscience, chemistry, astronomy, physics, film, painting, and music-all illuminating the sublime experience." --Book Jacket
The Science Channel's 100 greatest discoveries ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An overview of the most important discoveries in the history of chemistry, including: oxygen; the common building blocks of organic and inorganic matter; how electricity transforms chemicals; why substances change color when touched by a flame; plastics
Gaps and verges : poems by Roald Hoffmann ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The metamict state by Roald Hoffmann ( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soliton : poems by Roald Hoffmann ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Erhaltung der Orbitalsymmetrie by R. B Woodward ( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in German and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Busy electron ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 1st program illustrates reactions involving electron transfer using the examples of the electrochemical cell, corrosion and electrolysis. The 2nd program focuses on acids, bases and pH and how they function in the laboratory and in natural systems
The Periodic table ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 1st program shows the power of Mendeleev's Periodic Table which predicted the properties of as yet undiscovered elements, and how modern chemists have refined the arrangement of the table and continue to refer to it. The 2nd program demonstrates how elements bond to form compounds by giving, taking, or sharing electrons. Also discusses the differences between ionic and covalent bonds
The world of chemistry ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pt. 19. Examines the important properties of metals including malleability, ductility, and conductivity. Explores the methods used to extract metals from ores and to blend metals to form alloys. -- Pt. 20. Teaches how the surface of a substance reacts and interacts at the molecular level and explores the world of surface science
Sein und Schein : Reflexionen über die Chemie by Roald Hoffmann ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proteins structure and function ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first program discusses what proteins are. The second program explains how the human body manufactures complex proteins to sustain life and relates how traits are passed on from generation to generation
The Driving forces ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first program explains why chemical reactions occur and what governs the rate of these reactions. Also investigates endothermic and exothermic reactions and reveals the role of entropy. The second program explains the role that catalysts play in chemical transformations and demonstrates the state of dynamic equilibrium, which allows chemists and chemical engineers to change reaction conditions
 
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Alternative Names
Hoffman, R.
Hoffman, Roald
Hoffman, Roald, 1937-
Hoffmann, R.
Hoffmann, R. 1937-
Hofman, R.
Хофман, Р. (Роалд)
Хоффман, Р. (Роалд)
ホフマン, R
Languages
English (162)
German (12)
Spanish (4)
Italian (3)
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