Physics in the Twentieth Century: Selected Essays

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Victor F. Weisskopf was Institute Professor Emeritus and Professor of Physics Emeritus at MIT.

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"This collection of Professor Weisskopf's essays is delightful. His style is clear and informal, and the subjects he writes on will be instructive to the generalist in physics and to scientists of other disciplines. Both will enjoy his essays on man and nature and on natural philosophy."
Applied Optics

"The author of this wide-ranging set of essays is a distinguished physicist, professor at MIT, and former director of CERN, the international center for research in high energy physics near Geneva, Switzerland. Rarely are the abilities of scientist and writer so happily combined in one person."
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"The 17 essays in this volume, most of which are revisions of articles first appearing in various journals, are grouped into four parts: Fundamental Questions (three papers dealing with quantum theory and Niels Bohr); Survey Essays (five essays on physics of fundamental particles); Special Approaches (five essays on nuclear models, symmetry, parity, relativity, and light-matter interaction); and General Essays (four papers of a more philosophic sort). Hans Bethe has contributed a Foreword, and there is a short autobiographical sketch of the author.

"The essays range from scientific papers essentially written for physicists to much more humanistic works useful to any citizen."
Science Teacher

"The book is clearly printed and of convenient size, which adds to the pleasure of reading and rereading."
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