Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle


Author: Simon Stephens
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350064874
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 64
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Is this the strangest thing that two people have ever done in the history of the world? In this uncertain world, who can predict what brings people together? When two strangers meet by chance amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, their lives are changed forever. Multi-award-winning British playwright Simon Stephens brings his hit Broadway play to London for the first time. Brimming with blazing theatrical life it explores the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection. Having received its world premiere at the Manhattan Theatre Club, New York in 2015 Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle makes its UK premiere in the West End in a thrilling production starring Kenneth Cranham and Anne Marie Duff, directed by Marianne Elliot.

Das Prinzip


Author: Jérôme Ferrari
Publisher: Secession Verlag
ISBN: 3905951665
Category: Fiction
Page: 130
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Helgoland, frühe Zwanziger Jahre: Werner Heisenberg formuliert die Theorie der Unschärferelation und hebt damit die Gesetze der klassischen Physik ebenso aus den Angeln wie das über Jahrhunderte wissenschaftlich geschärfte Weltbild. Ausgehend von dieser Verunsicherung macht Jérôme Ferrari in seinem Roman Verbindungslinien sichtbar, die seitdem Physik und Wissenschaft, Sprache und Literatur, Kultur und Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft erschüttern. Er schildert, wie die Nationalsozialsten die Sprache vergiften und mit ihrem Terror das politische und kulturelle Leben bis in den tiefsten Kern zersetzen, wie Wissenschaftler eine Dekade später die erste Nuklearbombe in New Mexico testen und keine vier Wochen später der Tod sein neues Gesicht in Hiroshima zeigt, wo die Mächte aus dem Inneren des Atoms kaum einen Schatten von den Menschen übrig lassen, und wie im neuen Millennium Dubai zu einer im Rausch des Wachstums berstenden Stadt wird, ein kaltes, Energie verschlingendes Monstrum, das sich ganz der Ideologie der Machbarkeit hingibt, mit der etwas so schnell entsteht, wie es in der Krise vergeht. Mit der Kraft der Metapher und dem notwendigen Schweigen spannt Ferrari einen poetischen Bogen uüer die Auflösungsprozesse und Entgrenzungen der vergangenen hundert Jahre. Entlang des streitbaren Lebens von Werner Heisenberg - von seiner bahnbrechenden Entdeckung über seine Verstrickung mit dem Nationalsozialismus, die Internierung in Farm Hall bis zu seiner berühmten Münchener Rede 1953 - beschreibt er, wie dem Menschen die Welt entgleitet und wirkmächtige, unkontrollierbare Prozesse Wirklichkeiten und Wahrheiten produzieren.

Modern Drama: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199658773
Category:
Page: 160
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The story of modern drama is a tale of extremes, testing both audiences and actors to their limits through hostility and contrarianism. Spanning 1880 to the present, Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr shows how truly international a phenomenon modern drama has become, and how vibrant and diverse in both text and performance. This Very Short Introduction explores the major developments of modern drama, covering two decades per chapter, from early modernist theatre through post-war developments to more recent and contemporary theatre. Shepherd-Barr tracks the emergence of new theories from the likes of Brecht and Beckett alongside groundbreaking productions to illuminate the fascinating evolution of modern drama. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Physical Principles of the Quantum Theory


Author: Werner Heisenberg
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486318419
Category: Science
Page: 208
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Nobel Laureate discusses quantum theory, uncertainty, wave mechanics, work of Dirac, Schroedinger, Compton, Einstein, others. "An authoritative statement of Heisenberg's views on this aspect of the quantum theory." — Nature.

Fields of Play

Constructing an Academic Life
Author: Laurel Richardson
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813523798
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 255
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How do the specific circumstances in which we write affect what we write? How does what we write affect who we become? How can we maintain professsional and personal integrity in today's university? In a series of traditional and experimental writings, a culmination of ten years of works-in-progress, Laurel Richardson records an intellectual journey, displacing boundaries and creating new ways of reading and writing. Applying the sociological imagination to the writing process, she connects her life to her work. Deeply engaging, movingly written with grace, elegance, and clarity, the book stimulates readers to situate their own writing in personal, social, and political contexts.

Kurze Antworten auf große Fragen


Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608115102
Category: Political Science
Page: 160
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Stephen Hawkings Vermächtnis In seinem letzten Buch gibt Stephen Hawking Antworten auf die drängendsten Fragen unserer Zeit und nimmt uns mit auf eine persönliche Reise durch das Universum seiner Weltanschauung. Seine Gedanken zu Ursprung und Zukunft der Menschheit sind zugleich eine Mahnung, unseren Heimatplaneten besser vor den Gefahren unserer Gegenwart zu schützen. Zugänglich und klar finden Sie in diesem Buch Hawkings Antworten auf die drängendsten Fragen unserer Zeit. - Warum gibt es uns Menschen überhaupt? - Und woher kommen wir? - Gibt es im Weltall andere intelligente Lebewesen? - Existiert Gott? - In welchem Zustand befindet sich unser Heimatplanet? - Werden wir auf der Erde überleben? - Retten oder zerstören uns Naturwissenschaften und Technik? - Hilft uns die künstliche Intelligenz, die Erde zu bewahren? - Können wir den Weltraum bevölkern? - Wie werden wir die Schwächsten – Kinder, Kranke, alte Menschen – schützen? - Wie werden wir unsere Kinder erziehen? Brillanter Physiker, revolutionärer Kosmologe, unerschütterlicher Optimist. Für Stephen Hawking bergen die Weiten des Universums nicht nur naturwissenschaftliche Geheimnisse. In seinem persönlichsten Buch beantwortet der Autor die großen Fragen des menschlichen Lebens und spricht die wichtigsten Themen unserer Zeit an. Zugänglich und klar erläutert er die Folgen des menschlichen Fortschritts – vom Klimawandel bis hin zu künstlicher Intelligenz – und diskutiert seine Gefahren. Hier finden Sie Hawkings Antworten auf die Urfragen der Menschheit. Ein großer Appell an politische Machthaber und jeden Einzelnen von uns, unseren bedrohten Heimatplaneten besser zu schützen.

The Jazz of Physics

Die Verbindung von Musik und der Struktur des Universums
Author: Stephon H.S. Alexander
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732548791
Category: Mathematics
Page: 333
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Schon vor mehr als fünfzig Jahren begeisterte sich John Coltrane für das Universum. Inspiriert von Albert Einstein, hatte Coltrane Physik und Geometrie in den Mittelpunkt seiner Musik gesetzt. Diese Idee faszinierte den Physiker und Jazzmusiker Stephon Alexander seit frühester Jugend. Er zeigt anhand des Jazz, wie die größten Fragen der Physik über die Beschaffenheit des Universums beantwortet werden können. The Jazz of Physics fasziniert und begeistert jeden, der sich für die Geheimnisse unseres Universums, der Musik und des Lebens interessiert.

Causality and Modern Science


Author: Mario Bunge
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412812151
Category: Philosophy
Page: 424
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The causal problem has become topical once again. While we are no longer causalists or believers in the universal truth of the causal principle we continue to think of causes and effects, as well as of causal and noncausal relations among them. Instead of becoming indeterminists we have enlarged determinism to include noncausal categories. And we are still in the process of characterizing our basic concepts and principles concerning causes and effects with the help of exact tools. This is because we want to explain, not just describe, the ways of things. The causal principle is not the only means of understanding the world but it is one of them. The demand for a fourth edition of this distinguished book on the subject of causality is clear evidence that this principle continues to be an important and popular area of philosophic enquiry. Non-technical and clearly written, this book focuses on the ontological problem of causality, with specific emphasis on the place of the causal principle in modern science. Mario Bunge first defines the terminology employed and describes various formulations of the causal principle. He then examines the two primary critiques of causality, the empiricist and the romantic, as a prelude to the detailed explanation of the actual assertions of causal determinism. Bunge analyzes the function of the causal principle in science, touching on such subjects as scientific law, scientific explanation, and scientific prediction. In so doing, he offers an education to layman and specialist alike on the history of a concept and its opponents. Professor William A. Wallace, author of Causality and Scientific Explanation said of an earlier edition of this work: "I regard it as a truly seminal work in this field."

Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry, Number 38


Author: B. E. Conway
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306487033
Category: Science
Page: 543
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Topics in Number 38 include: -Solid State Electrochemistry encompassing modern equilibria concepts, thermodymanics and kinetics of charge carriers in solids. -Electron transfer processes, with special sections devoted to hydration of the proton and its heterogeneous transfer. -Electrosorption at electrodes and its relevance to electrocatalysis and electrodeposition of metals. -The behavior of Pt and other alloy electrocatalyst crystallites used as the electrode materials for phosphoric acid electrolyte fuel-cells. -Applications of reflexology and electron microscopy to the materials science aspect of metal electrodes. -Electroplating of metal matrix composites by codeposition of suspended particles, a process that has improved physical and electrochemical properties. From reviews of previous volumes: "This long-standing series continues its tradition of offering high quality reviews of established and emerging subject areas, together with the less common aspects of electrochemical science ... Deserves a place in electrochemistry libraries and should prove useful to electrochemists and related workers" -Chemistry and Industry "Continues the valuable service that has been rendered by the Modern Aspects series." -Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry "Will definitely be of much use to researchers in the field of electrochemistry ... The editors of this well-produced volume deserve all appreciation for maintaining the excellent standard of the series." -Bulletin of Electrochemistry "Extremely well-referenced and very readable ... Maintains the overall high standards of the series." -Journal of the American Chemical Society

Physics and Philosophy

The Revolution in Modern Science
Author: Werner Heisenberg
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
ISBN: 9780141182155
Category: Physics
Page: 176
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Nobel Prize winner Werner Heisenberg's classic account explains the central ideas of the quantum revolution, and his celebrated Uncertainty Principle. The theme of Heisenberg's exposition is that words and concepts familiar in daily life can lose their meaning in the world of relativity and quantum physics. This in turn has profound philosophical implications for the nature of reality and for our total world view. 'It carries the reader, with remarkable clarity, from the esoteric world of atomic physics to the world of people, language and the conception of our shared reality' Paul Davies.

Joyce's Uncertainty Principle


Author: Phillip F. Herring
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400859034
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 244
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Phillip Herring distinguishes the solvable problems from the truly insolvable mysteries in Joyce studies. His unusual and often witty book contains enough background material to appeal to a beginning reader of Joyce, yet it will be of the utmost importance to the specialist. He argues that Joyce formulated an uncertainty principle as early as the first Dubliners story and that he continued to engineer impossible-to-resolve mysteries" through his creation of literature's most radical experiment, Einnegans Wake. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Quantum Mechanics

A Modern and Concise Introductory Course
Author: Daniel R. Bès
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540203650
Category: Science
Page: 204
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By systematically covering both the Heisenberg and Schrödinger realizations, the book emphasizes the essential principles of quantum mechanics, which remain hidden within the usual derivations of the wave equation. Moreover, this presentation not onlynbsp;covers the material which is traditionally presented in textbooks, butnbsp;also is especially suitable for introducing the spin, i.e., the most important quantum observable. This emphasis on spin paves the way for a presentation of recent quantum-mechanical concepts such as entanglement and decoherence, and to recent applications including cryptography, teleportation and quantum computation."I am very impressed with Dr. Bes' approach to the subject, the clarity of his exposition, and the timeliness of the examples, many of which are taken from the most recent developments of the "old-new" field of quantum mechanics" (Prof. J. Roederer)

Modern drama

from Ibsen to Fugard
Author: Terry Hodgson
Publisher: B T Batsford Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 244
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Contemporary Drama in English


Author: Deutsche Gesellschaft für das Englischsprachige Theater und Drama der Gegenwart. Conference,Christoph Henke,Martin Middeke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783884769362
Category: English drama
Page: 379
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Terrible Beauty: A Cultural History of the Twentieth Century

The People and Ideas that Shaped the Modern Mind: A History
Author: Peter Watson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 178022673X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 848
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A history of the twentieth century which covers all the ideas, people, great events, literary and artistic movements, scientific discoveries which have shaped the twentieth century. Terrible Beauty presents a unique narrative of the twentieth century. Unlike more conventional histories, where the focus is on political events and personalities, on wars, treaties and elections, this book concentrates on the ideas that made the century so rich, rewarding and provocative. Beginning with four seminal ideas which were introduced in 1900 - the unconscious, the gene, the quantum and Picasso's first paintings in Paris - the book brings together the main areas of thought and juxtaposes the most original and influential ideas of our time in an immensely readable narrative. From the creation of plastic to Norman Mailer, from the discovery of the 'Big Bang' to the Counterculture, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Salman Rushdie, and Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the book's range is encyclopedic. We meet in these pages the other twentieth century, the writers, the artists, the scientists and philosophers who were not cowed by the political and military disasters raging around them, and produced some of the most amazing and rewarding ideas by which we live. Terrible Beauty, endlessly stimulating and provocative, affirms that there was much more to the twentieth century than war and genocide.

Heisenberg probably slept here

the lives, times, and ideas of the great physicists of the 20th century
Author: Richard P. Brennan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 274
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"Here is a book I wish I had when taking physics my senior year in high school!" -Book Report A lively illumination of modern physics' marquee players, featuring: * Albert Einstein * Max Planck * Ernest Rutherford * Niels Bohr * Werner Heisenberg * Richard Feynman * Murray Gell-Mann "Brennan has a knack for explaining difficult technicalities simply. His essays give a useful summary of twentieth-century science." -Financial Times "Highly recommended to expert and layperson alike." -Choice

Planetary Economics

Energy, climate change and the three domains of sustainable development
Author: Michael Grubb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317934466
Category: Political Science
Page: 548
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How well do our assumptions about the global challenges of energy, environment and economic development fit the facts? Energy prices have varied hugely between countries and over time, yet the share of national income spent on energy has remained surprisingly constant. The foundational theories of economic growth account for only about half the growth observed in practice. Despite escalating warnings for more than two decades about the planetary risks of rising greenhouse gas emissions, most governments have seemed powerless to change course. Planetary Economics shows the surprising links between these seemingly unconnected facts. It argues that tackling the energy and environmental problems of the 21st Century requires three different domains of decision-making to be recognised and connected. Each domain involves different theoretical foundations, draws on different areas of evidence, and implies different policies. The book shows that the transformation of energy systems involves all three domains - and each is equally important. From them flow three pillars of policy – three quite distinct kinds of actions that need to be taken, which rest on fundamentally different principles. Any pillar on its own will fail. Only by understanding all three, and fitting them together, do we have any hope of changing course. And if we do, the oft-assumed conflict between economy and the environment dissolves – with potential for benefits to both. Planetary Economics charts how.