Enigma: La strana vita di Alan Turing (Italian Edition) by Tuono Pettinato,Francesca Riccioni

By Tuono Pettinato,Francesca Riccioni

Un bambino chiuso, ento, sottovalutato dagli insegnatni. Poi uno studente distratto, irrequieto, dai modi bizzarri. Un uomo singolare, allergico alle convenzioni, non sempre ben visto ma dotato di un genio puro, le cui intuizioni, a servizio dell'intelligence inglese, contribuiranno a creare Colossus - il sistema in grado di decifrare le comunicazioni criptate dell'esercito tedesco durante l. a. Seconda guerra mondiale - e a porre le basi della scoperta che ha cambiato il mondo in line with sempre: l'inelligence artificiale.
Alan Turing è stato tutto questp, e anche altro: un personaggio ostico e indecifrabile, rivoluzionario nella sua ingenuità; lo strumento di una guerra silenziosa, fatta di simboli e codici, che l'ha reso protagonista di un'epoca che ha segnato il destino del mondo; un uomo perseguitato dalla repressione che negli anni Cinquanta lo costrinse alla castrazione chimica in step with il "peccato" di omosessualità, e da lì al suicidio avvenuto, coerentemente con los angeles strana ossessione dello scienziato in keeping with los angeles favola di Biancaneve, tramite un unico morso a una mela avvelenata.

"Forse un amico artificiale, con il suo pensiero elementare, potrà capirmi meglio di quanto non abbiano fatto gli umani, distratti da preconcetti, formalità, convenienze sociali che non hanno alcuna necessità logica di esistere".

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María Sklodowska-Curie. Ella misma (Ayer y hoy de la by Belén Yuste,Sonnia L. Rivas-Caballero

By Belén Yuste,Sonnia L. Rivas-Caballero

Esta biografía de María Curie, los angeles única prologada por sus nietos, nos muestra todas las facetas de su vida: los angeles científica, los angeles madre, l. a. esposa, los angeles amiga y los angeles ciudadana del mundo.

Esta biografía pretende dar a conocer a María Sklodowska, los angeles joven polaca que viajó a París para cumplir un sueño; a madame Curie, l. a. eminente científica que ha pasado a l. a. historia como referente de tenacidad y pasión por l. a. ciencia; y a María Sklodowska-Curie, los angeles personality anónima que siempre quiso ser y que solo conocieron quienes compartieron su vida.

Los últimos capítulos alumbran el devenir de su obra y de su familia, dedicando unas páginas a Irène Curie y su esposo Frédéric Joliot, que en 1935 recibieron el Premio Nobel de Química; a Ève Curie, periodista y autora de los angeles primera biografía de su madre; y a sus nietos, Hélène Langevin-Joliot y Pierre Joliot, también eminentes científicos, que han prologado este libro.

María Sklodowska-Curie escribió: "No podemos construir un mundo mejor sin mejorar los individuos".

Y así los angeles definió Albert Einstein: "Madame Curie es los angeles única personality a quien los angeles gloria no ha corrompido".

Estas páginas recorren l. a. vida y los angeles obra de los angeles famosa científica polaco-francesa María Sklodowska-Curie (1867-1934), descubridora del polonio y del radio y pionera en alcanzar muchas metas: doctora en Ciencias Físicas en los angeles Sorbona, profesora universitaria, doble Premio Nobel (Física, 1903 - Química, 1911), académica, doctora honoris causa por un sinfín de universidades..., y un largo etcétera de primeras veces que culminaron el 20 de abril de 1995, cuando sus restos mortales fueron solemnemente inhumados en el Panteón de Hombres Ilustres de Francia, convirtiéndose así en los angeles primera mujer y los angeles primera extranjera sepultada en el emblemático monumento francés.

Ambas autoras son especialistas en diversos personajes históricos, entre los que destacan María Sklodowska-Curie y Teresa de Jesús.

Desde 2011 son coordinadoras y comisarias del homenaje a María Sklodowska-Curie que itinera por España. En 2014, organizaron con el Consejo more advantageous de Investigaciones Científicas los angeles exposición María Sklodowska-Curie: una polaca en París que fue inaugurada en el Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (marzo-octubre 2014). En 2015 han sido asesoras históricas y coproductoras del documental de TVE sobre Teresa de Jesús con ocasión del V centenario de su nacimiento.

Han publicado Una Carmelita en Flandes (2006), traducida al francés (2014), El arca de las tres llaves, los angeles reforma Teresiana (2008), Ana de San Bartolomé (2009) y María Sklodowska-Curie: Una polaca en París (2011).

Entre otras distinciones, son damas de Santa Teresa del Cuerpo de Intendencia del Ejército Español (2006) y ostentan l. a. Medalla al Mérito de los angeles Cultura otorgada por el gobierno de los angeles República de Polonia (2013), y el grado de caballero de los angeles Orden de las Palmas Académicas, concedido por el gobierno de l. a. República Francesa (2016).

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Heroes of the Laboratory and the Workshop by Brightwell,C. L. (Cecilia Lucy)

By Brightwell,C. L. (Cecilia Lucy)

in contrast to another reproductions of vintage texts (1) we haven't used OCR(Optical personality Recognition), as this ends up in undesirable caliber books with brought typos. (2) In books the place there are pictures resembling images, maps, sketches and so on we now have endeavoured to maintain the standard of those pictures, so that they symbolize competently the unique artefact. even though sometimes there's sure imperfections with those previous texts, we think they should be made to be had for destiny generations to enjoy.

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From Russia with Tales and Confessions to Discovering by Leonid Heifets

By Leonid Heifets

From Russia with stories and Confessions to getting to know the United States was once written via Leonid Heifets; it's a memoir that records his fight with the Soviet process and profiles a number of the colourful people who represented that society. The e-book offers a college of news approximately occasions from 5 important Asian Republics, the Russian a long way North, Siberia, the Caucasus Mountains, and critical Africa. They describe the spirit and political weather of the medical associations of the Soviet Union, together with their involvement within the bacteriological war application. those insider perspectives may possibly shed a few gentle at the photo of the most likely “mysterious” Russian personality and on Russia typically.

The ultimate chapters of the publication summarize Dr. Heifets’s own adventure in his followed kingdom and his unconventional point of view as a newcomer to lifestyles within the usa. whereas severe, those reviews are choked with an confident spirit. Dr. Heifets’s involvement within the tuberculosis challenge, interactions with the previous Russian “weapon scientists” and the nation division, and his travels again to Russia as an “American scientist” are precise during this a part of the ebook.

The publication includes forty-five pages of illustrations, together with 9 drawings by way of Edward Tabachnik and 100 forty-seven pictures from the author’s collection.

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Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics (California Studies in the by Ruth Lewin Sime

By Ruth Lewin Sime

Lise Meitner (1878-1968) was once a pioneer of nuclear physics and co-discoverer, with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, of nuclear fission. Braving the sexism of the clinical global, she joined the celebrated Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry and have become a trendy member of the overseas physics group. Of Jewish beginning, Meitner fled Nazi Germany for Stockholm in 1938 and later moved to Cambridge, England. Her profession was once shattered whilst she fled Germany, and her clinical recognition used to be broken whilst Hahn took complete credit—and the 1944 Nobel Prize—for the paintings that they had performed jointly on nuclear fission. Ruth Sime's soaking up publication is the definitive biography of Lise Meitner, the tale of a super girl whose impressive lifestyles illustrates not just the dramatic clinical development but additionally the injustice and destruction that experience marked the 20th century.

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Enrico Fermi, Physicist by Emilio Segrè

By Emilio Segrè

during this biography of Enrico Fermi (1901-54), who gained the Nobel Prize in physics in 1938 for his paintings on radioactivity by means of neutron bombardment and his discovery of transuranic components and who accomplished the 1st managed nuclear chain response in Chicago in 1942, his pupil, collaborator, fellow Nobel Prize winner and lifetime good friend Emilio Segrè offers the scientist, and explains in nontechnical phrases Fermi’s paintings and his achievements.

“Segrè’s description of Fermi’s youth and his involvement with and dedication to physics is intensely interesting... Segrè knows and describes very basically the phenomenal features of Fermi’s theoretical paintings: readability and completeness... Segrè has succeeded admirably in describing Fermi’s whole clinical profession, and this ebook is strongly recommended.” — M. L. Goldberger, Science

“We needs to thank Emilio Segrè for this authoritative, revealing and encouraging booklet. It covers in a masterly style the main fascinating thirty years of recent physics and the nature and actions of 1 of its maximum contributors.” — Nature

“A wealthy, well-rounded portrait of [Fermi] the scientist, his equipment, highbrow background, and achievements. Explaining in nontechnical phrases the medical difficulties Fermi confronted or solved, Enrico Fermi, Physicist comprises illuminating fabric pertaining to Fermi’s early life in Italy and the advance of his medical style.” — Physics Today

“All that would be was hoping for in a biography of 1 Nobel Prize winner in physics via one other has been discovered in Emilio Segrè’s biography of his good friend, Enrico Fermi... a really masterly drawing of Fermi’s personality, together with his physics and the occasions during which he moved, Segrè has supplied us with an excellent appreciation of 1 of the main pre-eminent figures of recent physics.” — Physics Bulletin

“This very good biography, written by means of one of many unique team who labored with him throughout the Thirties at Rome, catches superbly the fashion and spirit of its subject... With Fermi’s passing the age of the common experimental and theoretical physicist is long past. Segre’s ebook tells the tale of this heroic age of physics and of its crucial actor; it's a satisfaction to learn, and that i suggest it heartily.” — American Scientist

“Here we meet the fellow at paintings and we see the meticulous scientist... This ebook additionally indicates us one other side of Fermi: that of the conscientious scientist torn among his love of natural study and his love of teaching.” — V. Barocas, Annals of Science

“Segrè is a delicate biographer, conscious of all difficulties which could plague the inventive scientist; he indicates, certainly, Fermi’s commitment, zeal, and impressive abilities. Segrè has supplied greater than sympathy. a lot that's new approximately Fermi’s adolescence in Italy seems here... [A] very worthwhile book... each physicist may want to learn this biography, besides each reader who has an curiosity in highbrow advancements throughout the 1920-1960 era.” — J. Z. Fullmer, The Ohio magazine of Science

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Wisdom of the Martians of Science:In Their Own Words with by Balazs Hargittai,Istv谩n Hargittai

By Balazs Hargittai,Istv谩n Hargittai

Wisdom of the Martians of Science refers to 5 scientists whose brilliance assisted in shaping the trendy global. John von Neumann was once a pioneer of the trendy desktop; Theodore von Kármán used to be the scientist in the back of the united states Air strength; Leo Szilard initiated the advance of nuclear guns; the Nobel laureate Eugene P Wigner used to be the world's first nuclear engineer; and Edward Teller was once the daddy of the hydrogen bomb. They have been born and raised in Budapest, have been compelled out of Hungary after which from Germany, they turned american citizens, and committed themselves to the safety of the USA and the loose World.

They contributed major discoveries to primary technological know-how starting from the houses of fabrics to the applying of the symmetry precept in physics, to making info conception, to online game conception. The components within which we will know about their knowledge contain functions of technological know-how to prior, current and destiny real-world wishes; safety; schooling; setting; human nature; humor; politics; faith; climate amendment, and others.

This publication indicates the knowledge of the Martians through featuring their recommendations and ideas of their personal phrases and putting them into context. Their knowledge is interesting, witty, provocative and idea scary. It prolonged over many features of existence and tradition that impinge on our life. whereas we won't regularly accept as true with what they are saying, they're by no means dull. the facility in their phrases and their philosophies will motivate the readers to pursue their very own dreams.

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Late Seventeenth Century Scientists: A Volume in The by Donald William Hutchings,Donald Hutchings

By Donald William Hutchings,Donald Hutchings

overdue 17th Century Scientists offers details at the lives and medical works of scientists who have been lively within the latter half the seventeenth century. This ebook discusses the phenomenal achievements of actual technology within the seventeenth century.
Organized into six chapters, this booklet starts with an outline of the Robert Boyle's maximum contribution to medical figuring out whilst he pioneered actual equipment and insisted substance can be considered as a component till it may be additional resolved into less complicated elements. this article then examines the medical works of Marcello Malpighi in which he concludes in his treatise at the liver that bile is secreted within the gall-bladder itself and never within the liver. different chapters think of the contributions of assorted scientists, together with Christopher Wren, Christiaan Huygens, and Robert Hooke. the ultimate bankruptcy offers with Isaac Newton's rules of mass and strength.
This e-book is a useful source for academics, scholars, and researchers.

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Super Heroes: Tesla vs Edison by Thomas Howell

By Thomas Howell

Thomas Edison steals patents and struggles in a loveless marriage to a lady part his age. Wealth can't purchase happiness as Mina turns into a matron of society and surpasses him in reputation. Nikola Tesla is a dreamer with a poetic contact who has ESP and a capability to understand innovations in his brain. The scientist has few allies. Mark Twain is among the acquaintances he trusts. His ‘battle of the
currents’ with Edison is touched upon in our story.
When the older inventor rips him off for millions of bucks after perfecting A/C present, Tesla quits yet by no means forgets concerning the extorted money.
During ultimate many years of his lifestyles, he withdraws right into a lodge room, granting interviews on his birthday. while he mentions contacting extraterrestrial beings, the media calls him a ‘well identified chief' despatched from Venus to assist mankind’. After he dies, males in black Tanner and Barnes look for his hidden ‘death ray’. Nikola Tesla used to be given the duty of saving people from self destruction. Why did his undertaking fail?

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Livius und der Leser: Narrative Strukturen in ab urbe by Dennis Pausch

By Dennis Pausch

Das Ziel dieser Arbeit ist ein besseres Verständnis der Kommunikation zwischen Livius und seinen Lesern über Geschichte und die examine der vor diesem Hintergrund zu beobachtenden literarischen Techniken. Zu diesem Zweck wird der textual content hier programmatisch in seiner Gesamtheit in den Blick genommen und bei seiner Interpretation stets die Perspektive des Rezipienten einbezogen. In einem ersten Schritt wird ab urbe condita zunächst in den politischen und kulturellen Kontext seiner Entstehungszeit im 1. Jh. v. Chr. eingeordnet, die durch einen vielfachen Wandel, nicht zuletzt auf dem Gebiet der Produktion und Rezeption von Historiographie, geprägt battle (Kapitel II). Analysiert guy Livius’ Werk unter dieser Prämisse, lassen sich verschiedene Darstellungsstrategien – vor allem der abwechslungsreiche Umgang mit dem Verhältnis von Zeit und Erzählung (Kapitel III), die zahlreichen Elemente multiperspektivischen Erzählens (Kapitel IV) und die verschiedenen Techniken zur Erzeugung von Spannung (Kapitel V) – benennen, als deren gemeinsames Ziel die stärkere Involvierung des Rezipienten in den textual content gelten kann. Damit geht dann nicht nur eine intensivere Leserbindung, sondern auch die Erzeugung eines Geschichtsbildes einher, in dem historische Ereignisse in ihrem Verlauf und in ihrer Bewertung deutlich offener erscheinen und daher eine aktivere shape der Partizipation des Lesers verlangen.

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