Disturbing the Universe

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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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A fascinating life -- road trips with Feynman, coming back to an empty house to find Teller at the piano. And shot throughout the Olympian science of the 50s and 60s. Read full review

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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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