Synopses & Reviews
These essays and speeches by the Nobel Prizewinning physicist date from 1934 to 1958. Rather than expositions on quantum physics, the articles are philosophical in nature, exploring the relevance of atomic physics to many areas of human endeavor. Topics include light and life, biology and atomic physics, natural philosophy and human cultures, unity of knowledge, atoms and human knowledge, and physical science and the problem of life. An essay in which Bohr and Einstein discuss determinism in quantum theory and the future of the wave equation theory is of particular note. 1961 edition.
Articles and speeches by the Nobel Prizewinning physicist, dating from 1934 to 1958, offer philosophical explorations of the relevance of atomic physics to many areas of human endeavor. 1961 edition.
About the Author
Danish physicist Niels Bohr (1865-1962) contributed to the understanding of atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics. An integral part of the team of scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project, Bohr afterward advocated for the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
Table of Contents
IntroductionLight and LifeBiology and Atomic PhysicsNatural Philosophy and Human CulturesDiscussion with Einstein on Epistemological Problems in Atomic PhysicsUnity of KnowledgeAtoms and Human KnowledgePhysical Science and the Problem of Life