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Dear Professor Dyson

Author: Dwight E Neuenschwander
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814675873
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' Freeman Dyson has designed nuclear reactors and bomb-powered spacecraft; he has studied the origins of life and the possibilities for the long-term future; he showed quantum mechanics to be consistent with electrodynamics and started cosmological eschatology; he has won international recognition for his work in science and for his work in reconciling science to religion; he has advised generals and congressional committees. An STS (Science, Technology, Society) curriculum or discussion group that engages topics such as nuclear policies, genetic technologies, environmental sustainability, the role of religion in a scientific society, and a hard look towards the future, would count itself privileged to include Professor Dyson as a class participant and mentor. In this book, STS topics are not discussed as objectified abstractions, but through personal stories. The reader is invited to observe Dyson''s influence on a generation of young people as they wrestle with issues of science, technology, society, life in general and our place in the universe. The book is filled with personal anecdotes, student questions and responses, honest doubts and passions. Contents:Walking with GrandfatherLiving in the QuestionsA Hexagonal MountainMartha and MaryEngines With SoulsSteered From AfarThe Swamp AngelRapid RuptureArsenals of FollyTo Touch the Face of the StarsSilenceThe Chainsaw and the White Oak"Why Should I Care?"Playing GodBonds of KinshipTwo WindowsDoubt and FaithDreams of Earth and SkyFamily First Readership: Students and academicians who are interested in issues related to science, technology and society. Key Features:Removes objective detachment and makes STS issues personal through story-telling: Science, technology and society issues are not merely objects of study; they are experiences, they are choices to be lived. Student real-time responses to Professor Dyson''s insights bring the correspondence to lifeIncludes honest questions that are more important than snappy answers: Few STS issues have black-and-white answers; they are, rather, about understanding the questions. For example, do we own our technology, or does our technology own us?Shows all things are connected: Practically every STS topic, it seems, reduces to values and ethics. STS issues are ultimately about relationships between us and nature, our machines, other species, other people — and ourselves. STS issues are too important to be left to scientists and technologistsKeywords:Freeman J Dyson;Disturbing the Universe;Science Technology and Society;Bronowki, Jacob;Astronomical Habitat;Automation;Blake, William;Bomber Command;Car Culture;Chacón, Efrain;Climate Change;Cloning;Cold War;Cosmic Unity;Cosmology;Deforestation;Doubt and Faith;Dickens, Charles;Dyson, Alice;Dyson, Freeman J;Dyson, George;Dyson, Mildred;Einstein, Albert;Evolution;Fundamentalism;Future;Genetic Technologies;Greenhouse Effect;Homogenization of Society;Hydrogen Bomb;Environmental Sustainability;Exponential Growth;Environmental Sustainability;Hubbert''s Peak;Kaufmann, Walter;Manhattan Project;Marshall, Joseph III;Masters, Edgar Lee;Mutual Assured Destruction;Native Americans;Nuclear Weapons;Oil Consumption;Pirsig, Robert;Population;Project Orion;Quetzal Education Research Center;Reverence For Life;Schweitzer, Albert;Science And Religion;Silence;Six Faces of Science;Space Exploration;Standing Bear, Luther;Stem Cells;Strategic Air Command;Thoreau, Henry David;Turkle, Sherry;Urban Sprawl;White Oak Model'

Dear Professor Dyson

Author: Freeman John Dyson
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814759090
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"Freeman Dyson has designed nuclear reactors and bomb-powered spacecraft; he has studied the origins of life and the possibilities for the long-term future; he showed quantum mechanics to be consistent with electrodynamics and started cosmological eschatology; he has won international recognition for his work in science and for his work in reconciling science to religion; he has advised generals and congressional committees. An STS (Science, Technology, Society) curriculum or discussion group that engages topics such as nuclear policies, genetic technologies, environmental sustainability, the role of religion in a scientific society, and a hard look towards the future, would count itself privileged to include Professor Dyson as a class participant and mentor. In this book, STS topics are not discussed as objectified abstractions, but through personal stories. The reader is invited to observe Dyson's influence on a generation of young people as they wrestle with issues of science, technology, society, life in general and our place in the universe. The book is filled with personal anecdotes, student questions and responses, honest doubts and passions"--

Proceedings Of The Conference In Honour Of The 90th Birthday Of Freeman Dyson

Author: K K Phua
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814590126
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Professor Freeman Dyson, a great physicist, thinker and futurist, has been very active in scientific, literary and public policy activities throughout his career. As a tribute to him on the occasion of his 90th birthday and to celebrate his lifelong contributions in physics, mathematics, astronomy, nuclear engineering and global warming, a conference covering a wide range of topics was held in Singapore from 26 to 29 August 2013. Distinguished scientists from around the world, including Nobel Laureate Professor David Gross, joined Professor Dyson in the celebration with a festival of lectures. This memorable volume collects an interesting lecture by Professor Dyson, Is a Graviton Detectable?, contributions by speakers at the conference, as well as guest contributions by colleagues who celebrated Dyson's birthday at Rutgers University and Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. About Freeman Dyson Freeman John Dyson FRS, born December 15, 1923, is an eminent English-born American physicist, mathematician, and futurist. He is famous for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, mathematics, astronomy and nuclear engineering, as well as a renowned and best-selling author. He has spent most of his life as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, taking time off to advise the US government and write books for the public. He has won numerous notable awards including the Enrico Fermi Award, Templeton Prize, Wolf Prize, Pomeranchuk Prize, and Henri Poincaré Prize. Contents:Invited Lectures:Is a Graviton Detectable? (F Dyson)Dark Energy and Dark Matter in a Superfluid Universe (K Huang)Scaling the Universe (N E Frankel)The Relativity of Space–Time–Property (R Delbourgo)Monopole Condensation and Mass Gap in SU(3) QCD (Y M Cho)Quantum Structure of Field Theory and Standard Model Based on Infinity-Free Loop Regularization/Renormalization (Y-L Wu)Tenth-Order QED Contribution to the Electron g – 2 and High Precision Test of Quantum Electrodynamics (T Kinoshita)The MoEDAL Experiment at the LHC — A New Light on the High Energy Frontier (J L Pinfold)Leptonic CP Violation and Leptogenesis (S T Petcov)What If the Higgs Has Brothers? (N-P Chang)Heisenberg Uncertainty Relation Revisited — Universality of Robertson's Relation (K Fujikawa)Quantum Systems Based Upon Galois Fields — From Sub-Quantum to Super-Quantum Correlations (L-N Chang, Z Lewis, D Minic and T Takeuchi)A Solvable Model of Interacting Many Body Systems Exhibiting a Breakdown of the Boltzmann Equation (B H J McKellar)Yang–Baxter Equation, Majorana Fermions and Three Body Entangling States Quantum Entanglements and Applications to Physics (M-L Ge, L W Yu, K Xue and Q Zhao)Overview of the Study of Complex Shapes of Fluid Membranes, the Helfrich Model and New Applications (Z-C Ou-Yang and Z C Tu)The Importance of Being Integrable: Out of the Paper, into the Lab (M T Batchelor)Freeman in 1948 (C DeWitt-Morette)Carbon Humanism: Freeman Dyson and the Looming Battle Between Environmentalists and Humanists (P F Schewe)'Dear Professor Dyson': Twenty Years of Correspondence Between Professor Dyson and Undergraduate Students (D E Neuenschwander)Freeman Dyson: Some Early Recollections (M Longuet-Higgins)Guest Contributions:Stability and Variability (J L Lebowitz)Freeman Dyson (E H Lieb)Why Has Global Warming Paused? (W Happer)Parallel Session:Deformed Coherent State for Multiparticle Production Mechanism (W Y Wang, Q Leong, W K Ng, A Dewanto, A H Chan and C H Oh)Noncommutative Space-Time from Quantized Twistors (J Lukierski and M Woronowicz)Similarity Solutions of Fokker–Planck Equations with Time-Dependent Coefficients and Fixed/Moving Boundaries (C-L Ho)Fermion Quantum Field Theory in Black Hole Spacetimes and Information Loss (S A B Ahmad)MESTIF — A Study of the Characteristics of Matter-Energy, Space-Time and Information-Field (J A K Tan)Superluminal Propagation and Acausality of Nonlinear Massive Gravity (S Deser, K Izumi, Y C Ong and A Waldron)An Astronomer's View on Climate Change (D C Morton)A Quantum Fluctuation Operator for Deep N-Well MOSFET Flicker Noise Modeling (E Png)Yang–Mills Field as a Subset of Covariant Derivative — A Unified Yang–Mills Field and Higgs Field (W S Gan)The DGP Model Revisited (K F Ng and S C C Ng)A Search for Primordial Vortex Remnants in the SDSS (A Yang, Z-J Ong and A H Chan)The High-Redshift Galaxy Counts-in-Cells from the COSMOS Survey (F F Foo, A Yang and A H Chan)Fundamental Constraints on Physical Systems Due to Their Own Gravitation (S K Kauffmann)Freeman Dyson and Gravitational Spin Precession (N D Hari Dass) Readership: Academics and students interested in high energy physics, astrophysics, cosmology, and condensed matter physics. Keywords:Freeman Dyson;Quantum Field Theory;High Energy Physics;Cosmology;Graviton;Topological Insulator