Disturbing The Universe

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Basic Books, 1979 - Biography & Autobiography - 283 pages
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Spanning the years from World War II, when he was a civilian statistician in the operations research section of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command, through his studies with Hans Bethe at Cornell University, his early friendship with Richard Feynman, and his postgraduate work with J. Robert Oppenheimer, Freeman Dyson has composed an autobiography unlike any other. Dyson evocatively conveys the thrill of a deep engagement with the world-be it as scientist, citizen, student, or parent. Detailing a unique career not limited to his groundbreaking work in physics, Dyson discusses his interest in minimizing loss of life in war, in disarmament, and even in thought experiments on the expansion of our frontiers into the galaxies.
 

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The author is a physicist who has work with Robert Oppenheimer and Edward Teller in the period after World War II, as America and the Soviet Union rapidly escalated the Cold War, and the destructive ... Read full review

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Liked this book better when I first read it, back when it was new. The first half, more or less, is autobiographical, and quite delightful; the second half is articles/essays on a variety of topics ... Read full review

Contents

19
21
AMERICA
43
Prelude in EFlat Minor
84
Little Red Schoolhouse i 94
96
POINTS BEYOND
188
187
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225
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Index
277
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Freeman Dyson is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is the author of seven books and the recipient of numerous awards including a National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2000 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.

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