Monday, December 15, 2008

A birthday celebration today-- Freeman Dyson...#85

While he was in his 20s, Dyson made a huge contribution to science: He [with Feynman, Schwinger and Tomonaga] solved the central problem of quantum electrodynamics...a theory that describes how light and matter interact--without the credentials of a Ph.D. He has written many popular science books including the Disturbing The Universe [1979 ] when he was 55. Today, he is 85....Happy Birthday Mr. Dyson.

Books [some co-authored]:

A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe

ISBN-10: 0813926637
ISBN-13: 978-0813926636

Advanced Quantum Mechanics

ISBN-10: 9812706615
ISBN-13: 978-9812706614

Classic Feynman: All the Adventures of a Curious Character

ISBN-10: 0393061329
ISBN-13: 978-0393061321

Disturbing The Universe

ISBN-10: 0465016774
ISBN-13: 978-0465016778

From Eros to Gaia

ISBN-10: 0140174230
ISBN-13: 978-0140174236

Imagined Worlds (The Jerusalem-Harvard Lectures)

ISBN-10: 0674539095
ISBN-13: 978-0674539099

Infinite in All Directions: Gifford Lectures Given at Aberdeen, Scotland April--November 1985

ISBN-10: 0060728892
ISBN-13: 978-0060728892

Origins of Life

ISBN-10: 0521626684
ISBN-13: 978-0521626682

Pensées intimes

ISBN-10: 2268037401
ISBN-13: 978-2268037400

Selected Papers of Freeman Dyson: With Commentary (Collected Works)

ISBN-10: 0821805614
ISBN-13: 978-0821805619

The Deep Hot Biosphere : The Myth of Fossil Fuels

ISBN-10: 0387952535
ISBN-13: 978-0387952536

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

ISBN-10: 0140290346
ISBN-13: 978-0140290349

The Scientist as Rebel

ISBN-10: 1590172949
ISBN-13: 978-1590172940

The Sun, The Genome, and The Internet: Tools of Scientific Revolution

ISBN-10: 0195139224
ISBN-13: 978-0195139228

Weapons and Hope

ISBN-10: 0060390395
ISBN-13: 978-0060390396

Freeman Dyson

Freeman Dyson [Wikipedia]

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