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Brown, Andrew 1950 August 12-

Works: 13 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 4,199 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QC774.C43, 530.092
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Most widely held works by Andrew Brown
J.D. Bernal : the sage of science by Andrew Brown( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"J.D. Bernal, widely known as Sage since his undergraduate days at Cambridge, was a visionary scientist who was the first to see that the new subject of X-ray crystallography could be applied to the study of life. His pioneering work at Cambridge in the 1930s laid the foundation of molecular biology. He was one of the most influential and brilliant scientists of his time, inspiring many subsequent Nobel laureates." "Bernal's restless energy and legendary intellect took him far beyond science. An astonishing polymath and a fervent Marxist, he was one of the central figures in a cosmopolitan intelligentsia in an age of extremes. The story of Bernal's life reflects the extraordinary political and intellectual climate in which he lived." "Brown's biography sets out a life richly and fully lived. Nearly every important British scientist of the mid-third of the 20th century appears in its pages, along with artists (Picasso, Hepworth), writers (Leonard and Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, Pablo Neruda) and statesmen (Churchill, Khruschev, Mao, and Nehru). This account draws on unprecedented access to Bernal's papers and war reports to piece together a dazzling image of Bernal: his Irish Catholic childhood, his Cambridge years, his research, his dedication to science, his intellectual brilliance, his blind, unswerving commitment to Marxism, his unorthodox Bohemian love life. But above all, the Bernal who emerges from this often critical account is a man not only of remarkable mental powers but of great warmth, kindness, and humanity."--Jacket
The neutron and the bomb : a biography of Sir James Chadwick by Andrew Brown( )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first biography of Sir James Chadwick (1891-1974), Nobel Laureate and discoverer of the neutron. His central role in the unfolding drama of nuclear physics is reflected in his publications and his correspondence with leading figures like Bohr and Rutherford. While Chadwick changed the course of science, his life was shaped by great events. He was studying with Geiger in Berlin when war broke out in 1914, and spent the next four years in an internment camp: despite immense hardships, he built a scientific laboratory and continued to experiment. At the start of World War Two he narrowly avoided being trapped in Europe again. His pre-eminence as a physicist meant that he was soon consulted about the feasibility of an atomic bomb: he co-ordinated the initial research at several British universities. In 1943 he made his first trip to the USA, where he became chief British scientist on the Manhattan Project. In this capacity, he formed an unlikely friendship with General Groves, who came to trust him implicitly. Together they were at the centre of several international controversies that threatened Anglo-American relations. His career exemplifies the loss of innocence in twentieth-century science, a process inadvertently hastened by the discovery of the neutron
Keeper of the nuclear conscience : the life and work of Joseph Rotblat by Andrew Brown( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of British scientist who grew up in Poland, studied nuclear physics, left the Manhattan Project during World War II, promoted peace and social responsbility, created the influential Pugwash Conferences, and shared the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize
Warnings unheeded : twin tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base by Andrew P Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A revealing look at the events that led to a mass murder and a fatal plane crash at Fairchild Air Force base. Those who recognized a mentally ill airman's potential for violence and tried to help him were frustrated by politics and buraucracy. When the troubled airman opened fire in Fairchild's hospital, an Air Force security policeman was prepared for the gunfight and hospital personnel were prepared to save lives. But no one was prepared for the traumatic aftermath. A B-52 pilot was a crowd favorite at Fairchild's air shows but his reckless maneuvers caused some airmen to refuse to fly with him. He was protected from disciplinary action and attempts to ground him, but nothing could save him when he pushed too far during an airshow practice mission four days after the shooting."--Back cover
Contributions to Western Australian orchidology by Stephen D Hopper( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaging neuroinflammatory processes with USPIO-MRI by Andrew Peter Brown( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resource-efficient distributed radiolocation in mobile ad-hoc networks by Andrew P Brown( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finally, optimal Bayesian data fusion under the assumption of linear Gaussian state and measurement models is presented. Within this framework, resource-efficient algorithms for distributed estimation of dynamic states in networks with arbitrary, timevarying connectivity are developed. To address the practical problem of delayed information fusion, which arises due to processing and communication delays, optimal and approximate algorithms are introduced and compared. Furthermore, an algorithm for information aggregation into Sufficient Statistics Packets (SSPs) is developed to provide further improvements in network resource efficiency. The extension to non-linear state and measurement models is discussed, and simulation results are provided for EKF- and Scaled Unscented Kalman filter (SUKF)-based distributed radiolocation in a mobile ad-hoc network. Notably, excellent estimation accuracy of the mobile node positions is achieved in the presence of significant communication delays
Conservation of a megadiverse flora : problems and processes in south-west Australia( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Evaluating efficacy of application of entomopathogenic and molluscopathogenic nematodes via a drip line irrigation system by Andrew P Brown( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nonstationary EO/IR Clutter Suppression and Dim Object Tracking( )

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

We develop and evaluate the performance of advanced algorithms which provide significantly improved capabilities for automated detection and tracking of ballistic and flying dim objects in the presence of highly structured intense clutter. Applications include ballistic missile early warning, midcourse tracking, trajectory prediction, and resident space object detection and tracking. The set of algorithms include, in particular, adaptive spatiotemporal clutter estimation-suppression and nonlinear filtering-based multiple-object track-before-detect. These algorithms are suitable for integration into geostationary, highly elliptical, or low earth orbit scanning or staring sensor suites, and are based on data-driven processing that adapts to real-world clutter backgrounds, including celestial, earth limb, or terrestrial clutter. In many scenarios of interest, e.g., for highly elliptic and, especially, low earth orbits, the resulting clutter is highly nonstationary, providing a significant challenge for clutter suppression to or below sensor noise levels which is essential for dim object detection and tracking. We demonstrate the success of the developed algorithms using semi-synthetic and real data. In particular, our algorithms are shown to be capable of detecting and tracking point objects with signal-to-clutter levels down to 1/1000 and signal-to-noise levels down to 1/4
Enhanced Algorithms for EO/IR Electronic Stabilization, Clutter Suppression, and Track-Before-Detect for Multiple Low Observable Targets( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

We develop and evaluate a suite of advanced algorithms which provide significantly-improved capabilities for finding fixing, and tracking multiple ballistic and flying low observable objects in highly stressing cluttered environments. The algorithms have been developed for use in satellite-based staring and scanning optical surveillance suites for applications including theatre and intercontinental ballistic missile early warning, trajectory prediction, and multi-sensor track handoff for midcourse discrimination and intercept. The system performs sensor motion compensation providing sub-pixel stabilization (to 1/100 of a pixel), as well as advanced spatial-temporal clutter estimation and suppression to below sensor noise levels, followed by statistical background modeling and nonlinear Bayesian multiple-target track-before- detect filtering. The multiple-target tracking is performed in physical world coordinates to allow for multisensor fusion, trajectory prediction, and intercept. The algorithms are designed to handle a wide variety of real-world challenges: the scene background may contain significant celestial, earth limb, or terrestrial clutter, and the targets of interest may be dim, relative to the scene background. The performance of the developed algorithms is demonstrated using real-world data containing resident space objects observed from the MSX platform, with backgrounds varying from celestial to combined celestial and earth limb. Simulation results are also presented for parameterized variations in signal-to-clutter levels (down to 1/1000) and signal-to-noise levels (down to 1/6) for simulated targets against real-world terrestrial clutter backgrounds
Orchid biogeography and rarity in a biodiversity hotspot: the Southwest Australian floristic region by Ryan D Phillips( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The neutron and the bomb : a biography of Sir James Chadwick
The neutron and the bomb : a biography of Sir James Chadwick
Alternative Names
Brown, A. P. 1950-

Brown, A. P. (Andrew P.), 1950 Aug. 12-

Brown, A. P. (Andrew P.), 1950 August 12-

Brown, Andrew, 1950 Aug. 12-

Brown Andrew P.

Brown, Andrew Philip 1950-

Brown, Andrew Philip, 1950 Aug. 12-

Brown, Andrew Philip, 1950 August 12-

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