The Collected Works of Eugene Paul Wigner: Historical, Philosophical, and Socio-Political Papers. Historical and Biographical Reflections and Syntheses

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 11, 2013 - Science - 536 pages
Not only was E.P. Wigner one of the most active creators of 20th century physics, he was also always interested in expressing his opinion in philosophical, political or sociological matters. This volume of his collected works covers a wide selection of his essays about science and society, about himself and his colleagues. Annotated by J. Mehra, this volume will become an important source of reference for historians of science, and it will be pleasant reading for every physicist interested in forming ideas in modern physics.
 

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Contents

Historical and Biographical Reflections and Syntheses
1
A Physicist Looks at the Soul 41
40
Changes in Physics During My Time in Princeton
51
A Conversation with Eugene Wigner by J Walsh
57
Introduction in Honor of Marcos Moshinsky
79
An Interview with Eugene Paul Wigner by I Kardos
90
Eugene Paul Wigner Atoms for Peace Award
109
E U Condon
120
The Roles of Primitive Knowledge of Language and of Mathematics
301
Closing Summary
314
Methods
321
Mathematical Physics
345
The Physical Sciences
378
Committee Chairmans Summary
385
With E PadányiGulyás The Future Vocation of Science
391
The Impact of Its Discovery and Its Uses
402

John von Neumann 19031957
127
An Appreciation on the 60th Birthday of Edward Teller
133
Leo Szilard 18981964
139
Maria Goeppert Mayer
150
With R A Hodgkin Michael Polanyi 18911976
156
Eugene Feenberg
192
Erinnerungen an Albert Einstein
198
Biography of John von Neumann
209
New Light on Einstein Letter An Interview with E P Wigner
216
Roots of the Atomic Age 231
229
The Role of Mathematical Methods in Physical Theories
246
With F Seitz Pure and Applied Nuclear Physics in East and West
254
Review of the Second Gatlinburg Conference on Reactions
261
Report of Annual Meeting
270
AEC Honors Teller for Contributions to Nuclear Science
279
The Impact of Success on Science
291
On Science and Its Evolution
422
Reflections on the Role and Purpose of Science
427
The Miracle of Science
434
Reflections on the Atomic Bomb
445
Its Accomplishments and Aims
451
Ethics in the Relationship Between Science and Society
458
Science and Technology for Affluence and Satisfaction
468
A Sequel to Relativity Gravitation
475
Mathematical Methods
483
Review of American Scientists and Nuclear Weapons Policy
489
Review of The Quantum Theory of Fields Proceedings of
496
Review of The Role of Mathematics in the Rise of Science
503
Review of Random Matrices and the Statistical Theory
506
Review of Annual Review of Nuclear Science edited by E Segrč
512
New Glimpses
518
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