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Read online Genio. La vita e la scienza di Richard Feynman.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Genio. La vita e la scienza di Richard Feynman Richard Feynman stato certamente uno dei massimi scienziati del nostro secolo La sua personalit complessa imprevedibile istrionica diventata leggendaria Enfant terrible del programma atomico architetto delle teorie quantistiche inventore dei celebri diagrammi che portano il suo nome e che gli valsero il Premio Nobel vulcanico suonatore di bongo e fantastico narratore infaticabile seduttore in grado di spiegare la causa del disastro dello Shuttle con un bicchier d acqua e un anello di gomma Feynman aveva una personalit fuori da ogni regola come se Groucho Marx si trovasse improvvisamente a vestire i panni del grande scienziato come ha scritto C P Snow James Gleick esplora i sentieri dell intelligenza della personalit ma anche delle emozioni e della creativit di Feynman Partendo dalle sue ricerche e intuizioni Gleick racconta la vertiginosa evoluzione della fisica nel nostro secolo spiegandola anche al profano Soprattutto la vita e la carriera di Feynman diventano l occasione per capire che cosa quella dote sfuggente e indefinibile che chiamiamo genialit by James Gleick, Sergio Minucci

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Genio. La vita e la scienza di Richard Feynman
Title:Genio. La vita e la scienza di Richard Feynman
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Category:Biography, Science, Non fiction, Physics, History
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An illuminating portrayal of Richard Feynman a giant of twentieth century physics from his childhood tinkering with radios to his vital work on the Manhattan Project and beyond br br Raised in Depression era Rockaway Beach physicist Richard Feynman was irreverent eccentric and childishly enthusiastic a new kind of scientist in a field that was in its infancy His quick mastery of quantum mechanics earned him a place at Los Alamos working on the Manhattan Project under J Robert Oppenheimer where the giddy young man held his own among the nation s greatest minds There Feynman turned theory into practice culminating in the Trinity test on July when the Atomic Age was born He was only twenty seven And he was just getting started br br In this sweeping biography James Gleick captures the forceful personality of a great man integrating Feynman s work and life in a way that is accessible to laymen and fascinating for the scientists who follow in his footsteps, Isaac Newton was born in a stone farmhouse in fatherless and unwanted by his mother When he died in London in he was so renowned he was given a state funeral an unheard of honor for a subject whose achievements were in the realm of the intellect During the years he was an irascible presence at Trinity College Cambridge Newton imagined properties of nature and gave them names i mass i i gravity i i velocity i things our science now takes for granted Inspired by Aristotle spurred on by Galileo s discoveries and the philosophy of Descartes Newton grasped the intangible and dared to take its measure a leap of the mind unparalleled in his generation br br James Gleick the author of b Chaos b and b Genius b and one of the most acclaimed science writers of i his i generation brings the reader into Newton s reclusive life and provides startlingly clear explanations of the concepts that changed forever our perception of bodies rest and motion Ideas so basic to the twenty first century we literally take them for granted, No description available, In the Messenger Lectures originally delivered at Cornell University amp recorded for TV by the BBC Feynman offers an overview of selected physical laws amp gathers their common features into one broad principle of invariance He maintains at the outset that the importance of a physical law isn t how clever we are to have found it out but how clever nature is to pay attention to it amp tends his discussions toward a final exposition of the elegance amp simplicity of all scientific laws Rather than an essay on the most significant achievements in modern science i The Character of Physical Law i is a statement of what is most remarkable in nature His enlightened approach wit amp enthusiasm make this a memorable exposition of the scientist s craft The Law of Gravitation is the principal example Relating the details of its discovery amp stressing its mathematical character he uses it to demonstrate the essential interaction of mathematics amp physics He views mathematics as the key to any system of scientific laws suggesting that if it were possible to fill out the structure of scientific theory completely the result would be an integrated set of axioms The principles of conservation symmetry amp time irreversibility are then considered in relation to developments in classical amp modern physics In his final lecture he develops his own analysis of the process amp future of scientific discovery Like any set of oral reflections i The Character of Physical Law i has value as a demonstration of a mind in action The reader is particularly lucky in Feynman One of the most eminent amp imaginative modern physicists he was Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology until his death in He s best known for work on the quantum theory of the electromagnetic field as well as for later research in the field of low temperature physics In he received the Albert Einstein Award for an outstanding contribution to knowledge in mathematical amp physical sciences in he was appointed to Foreign Membership in the Royal Society amp was awarded the Nobel Prize