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The Resource Ordinary geniuses : Max Delbrück, George Gamow, and the origins of genomics and big bang cosmology, Gino Segrè

Ordinary geniuses : Max Delbrück, George Gamow, and the origins of genomics and big bang cosmology, Gino Segrè

Label
Ordinary geniuses : Max Delbrück, George Gamow, and the origins of genomics and big bang cosmology
Title
Ordinary geniuses
Title remainder
Max Delbrück, George Gamow, and the origins of genomics and big bang cosmology
Statement of responsibility
Gino Segrè
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A biography of two maverick scientists whose intellectual wanderlust kick-started modern genomics and cosmology. Max Delbruck and George Gamow, the so-called ordinary geniuses of Segrè's third book, were not as famous or as decorated as some of their colleagues in midtwentieth-century physics, yet these two friends had a profound influence on how we now see the world, both on its largest scale (the universe) and its smallest (genetic code). Their maverick approach to research resulted in truly pioneering science. Wherever these men ventured, they were catalysts for great discoveries. Here Segrè honors them in his typically inviting and elegant style and shows readers how they were far from "ordinary". While portraying their personal lives Segrè, a scientist himself, gives readers an inside look at how science is done--collaboration, competition, the influence of politics, the role of intuition and luck, and the sense of wonder and curiosity that fuels these extraordinary minds
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Segrè, Gino
Dewey number
  • 572.8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31.D434
LC item number
S44 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Delbrück, Max
  • Gamow, George
  • Delbrück, Max
  • Gamow, George
  • Delbrück, Max
  • Gamow, George
  • Gamow, George
  • Delbrück, Max
  • Delbrück, Max
  • Gamow, George
  • Molecular biologists
  • Physicists
  • Genome
  • Genomics
  • SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Molecular biologists
  • Physicists
  • United States
  • Genomik
  • Kosmologie
  • Genomik
  • Kosmologie
  • Molecular biologists
  • Physicists
  • Nobelpristagare i medicin
Label
Ordinary geniuses : Max Delbrück, George Gamow, and the origins of genomics and big bang cosmology, Gino Segrè
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When Max and Geo first met -- Max grows up -- Geo grows up -- Göttingen and Copenhagen -- Particle or wave? -- Max's and Geo's early careers -- Copenhagen, 1931 -- Zurich, 1931 -- Max, Bohr, and biology -- Max, Berlin, and biology -- Geo escapes from Russia -- The Russia Geo left behind -- Geo comes to America -- The sun's mysteries revealed -- Max leaves Germany -- Max in the New World -- Fission -- Supernovae and neutron stars -- Max meets Manny and Sal -- Hitting the jackpot -- What is life? -- The phage group grows -- Geo and the universe -- Gamow's game -- Bohr, Geo, and Max -- Back to Germany -- The new Manchester -- Alpha, Beta, Gamma -- Big Bang versus steady state -- DNA -- The double helix -- Geo and DNA -- Geo begins again -- Max begins again -- The molecular biology that was -- The Phage Church Trinity goes to Stockholm -- The triumph of the Big Bang -- The cosmic microwave background radiation -- Cosmology's new age -- Einstein's biggest blunder -- Duckling or swan? -- After the Golden Age -- The unavoidable and the unfashionable -- Mr. Tompkins arrives -- Geo's and Max's final messages
Control code
ocn682892638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780670022762
Lccn
2011009309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019805288
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670022762
  • (OCoLC)682892638
Label
Ordinary geniuses : Max Delbrück, George Gamow, and the origins of genomics and big bang cosmology, Gino Segrè
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When Max and Geo first met -- Max grows up -- Geo grows up -- Göttingen and Copenhagen -- Particle or wave? -- Max's and Geo's early careers -- Copenhagen, 1931 -- Zurich, 1931 -- Max, Bohr, and biology -- Max, Berlin, and biology -- Geo escapes from Russia -- The Russia Geo left behind -- Geo comes to America -- The sun's mysteries revealed -- Max leaves Germany -- Max in the New World -- Fission -- Supernovae and neutron stars -- Max meets Manny and Sal -- Hitting the jackpot -- What is life? -- The phage group grows -- Geo and the universe -- Gamow's game -- Bohr, Geo, and Max -- Back to Germany -- The new Manchester -- Alpha, Beta, Gamma -- Big Bang versus steady state -- DNA -- The double helix -- Geo and DNA -- Geo begins again -- Max begins again -- The molecular biology that was -- The Phage Church Trinity goes to Stockholm -- The triumph of the Big Bang -- The cosmic microwave background radiation -- Cosmology's new age -- Einstein's biggest blunder -- Duckling or swan? -- After the Golden Age -- The unavoidable and the unfashionable -- Mr. Tompkins arrives -- Geo's and Max's final messages
Control code
ocn682892638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780670022762
Lccn
2011009309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019805288
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670022762
  • (OCoLC)682892638

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