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Love, literature and the quantum atom : Niels Bohr's 1913 trilogy revisited /
Finn Aaserud and J.L. Heilbron.
edition
1st edition.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013, c2013
description
viii, 284 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0199680280 (hbk.), 9780199680283 (hbk.)
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013, c2013
isbn
0199680280 (hbk.)
9780199680283 (hbk.)
catalogue key
8950249
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Aaserud and Heilbron have given us a fine book, a handsome memento to this centenary year of Bohrs monumental work.
Aaserud and Heilbron have given us a truly delightful book. It is high time that someone wrote his biography to bring his achievements to the attention of the public and to the many physicists who appear to be largely unaware of his intellectual breadth and depth, his huge influence and, above all, his nobility. Aaserud and Heilbron have convinced me that it is not only Niels Bohr who deserves a full-scale, accessible biography his wife does, too.
"Aaserud's sensitive and informative rendition of previously unpublished Bohr family correspondence and Heilbron's masterful and erudite historical analysis combine to produce a brilliant and authoritative account of the creation of the Bohr quantum theory of the atom." --Roger H. Stuewer, University of Minnesota
"Niels Bohrs trilogy of 1913 opened the door to whole new world of microscopic physics and the quantum theory of the atom, a world full of wonders and surprises. The authors of this volume tell a vivid and nuanced story of the emergence of this momentous event in the history of science.Drawing on unpublished family correspondence as well as on their formidable knowledge of the historical context they paint an insightful and tender but also highly informative picture of Niels Bohr in this decisive period of his career." --Tilman Sauer, California Institute of Technology 10/01/13
"The well-balanced contributions of the director of the Niels Bohr archive Finn Aaserud and the outstanding historian of physics John Heilbron together with the fascinating new primary sources make this book a must-have for everyone interested in an important episode of the history of physicsand in the very special, charming Danish context of the discovery of Bohr's atom model." --Klaus Hentschel, University of Stuttgart
This is a unique contribution to the fanfare around the centenary of Bohr's theory: it incorporates archivist Finn Aaserud's assemblage of previously unpublished letters between Bohr and his family, and a reprint of Bohr's 'Trilogy' of papers.
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This title presents unpublished excerpts from extensive correspondence between Niels Bohr and his immediate family, and uses it to describe and analyze the psychological and cultural background to his invention of the quantum theory of the atom.
Long Description
Niels Bohr ranks with Einstein among the physicists of the 20th century. He rose to this status through his invention of the quantum theory of the atom and his leadership in its defense and development. He also ranks with Einstein in his humanism and his sense of responsibility to his science and the society that enabled him to create it. Our book presents unpublished excerpts from extensive correspondence between Bohr and his immediate family, and uses it to describe and analyzethe psychological and cultural background to his invention. The book also contains a reprinting of the three papers of 1913 - the " - in which Bohr worked out the provisional basis of a quantum theory of the atom.
Main Description
Niels Bohr ranks with Einstein among the physicists of the 20th century. He rose to this status through his invention of the quantum theory of the atom and his leadership in its defense and development. He also ranks with Einstein in his humanism and his sense of responsibility to his science and the society that enabled him to create it. Our book presents unpublished excerpts from extensive correspondence between Bohr and his immediate family, and uses it to describe and analyze the psychological and cultural background to his invention. The book also contains a reprinting of the three papers of 1913 - the "Trilogy" - in which Bohr worked out the provisional basis of a quantum theory of the atom.
Main Description
Niels Bohr ranks with Einstein among the physicists of the 20th century. He rose to this status through his invention of the quantum theory of the atom and his leadership in its defense and development. He also ranks with Einstein in his humanism and his sense of responsibility to his scienceand the society that enabled him to create it. Our book presents unpublished excerpts from extensive correspondence between Bohr and his immediate family, and uses it to describe and analyze the psychological and cultural background to his invention. The book also contains a reprinting of the threepapers of 1913 - the "Trilogy" - in which Bohr worked out the provisional basis of a quantum theory of the atom.

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