From Eros to Gaia, Volume 5

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Pantheon Books, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 371 pages
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The author of Disturbing the Universe presents a selection of essays that include discussions of his early fascination with science and space, his contemporary analyses of the politics of "smart" weapons, and more.

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One of the best books I've ever read! This kind of work is called "source material.!" In it one finds history of the last 40 years in science and physics, but also vision, regrets, optimism... and beyond that great hope! Indeed, good stuff for the soul and the mind alike! Read full review

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So far, it's less about science and more about being a scientist. Stories about the bureaucratic process helping or hindering scientific discoveries. Small science vs. big science, modest equipment ... Read full review


Sir Phillip Robertss Erolunar Collision 1933
Reflections on the Ecology of Scientific Projects 1988
Six Cautionary Tales for Scientists 1988

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About the author (1992)

Freeman Dyson spent most of his life as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He was born in England and worked as a civilian scientist for the Royal Air Force in World War 2. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1945 with a BA degree in mathematics. He went on to Cornell University as a graduate student in 1947 and worked with Hans Bethe and Richard Feynman and went on to be appointed as a professor. His most useful contribution to science was the unification of the three versions of quantum electrodynamics invented by Feynman, Schwinger and Tomonaga. Dyson is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society of London. In 2000 he was awarded the Templeton Prize for progress in Religion. In addition to his scientific work, Professor Dyson has found time for raising five daughters, a son and a step-daughter.