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The Resource True genius : the life and science of John Bardeen : the only winner of two Nobel Prizes in physics, Lillian Hoddeson, Vicki Daitch

True genius : the life and science of John Bardeen : the only winner of two Nobel Prizes in physics, Lillian Hoddeson, Vicki Daitch

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True genius : the life and science of John Bardeen : the only winner of two Nobel Prizes in physics
Title
True genius
Title remainder
the life and science of John Bardeen : the only winner of two Nobel Prizes in physics
Statement of responsibility
Lillian Hoddeson, Vicki Daitch
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Language
eng
Summary
"John Bardeen was an unassuming man, a humble, soft-spoken Midwesterner whose life was filled with simple pastimes like a Sunday picnic with the family or a good game of golf. He was also a giant of modern physics, an extraordinary hero of twentieth century science. His seminal work earned him the distinction of being the only person ever to win two Nobel Prizes in physics - both awarded for discoveries that were breathtaking in scope and responsible for advancing the course of human history." "Without Bardeen's first Nobel Prize-winning discovery - the transistor - the electronics revolution, which brought us desktop computers, supercomputers, and microelectronics, would still be the stuff of science fiction. His second great breakthrough - the theory of superconductivity, which for years had stumped Einstein, Feynman, and many others - promises to revolutionize twenty-first century technology with high speed "mag-lev trains," supercolliding atom smashers, and other fantastic technological wonders." "Yet despite these achievements, this astonishing though decidedly modest Midwesterner was often overlooked by the media as well as the public, simply because he differed radically from the popular stereotype of genius. Through an exploration of his science as well as his life, a fresh and thoroughly engaging portrait of genius and the nature of creativity emerges. This biography provides a whole new perspective on what it truly means to be a genius."--BOOK JACKET
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Also issued online.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hoddeson, Lillian
Dewey number
  • 530/.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.B27
LC item number
H63 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Daitch, Vicki
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  • Bardeen, John
  • Bardeen, John
  • Bardeen, John
  • Bardeen, John
  • Physicists
  • Superconductivity
  • Physicists
  • Superconductivity
  • United States
  • Transistoren
  • Supergeleiding
  • Physicists
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True genius : the life and science of John Bardeen : the only winner of two Nobel Prizes in physics, Lillian Hoddeson, Vicki Daitch
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-358) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The question of genius -- Roots -- To be an engineer -- A graduate student's paradise -- Many-body beginnings -- Academic life -- Engineering for national defense -- The transistor -- The break from Bell -- Homecoming -- Cracking the riddle of superconductivity -- Two Nobels are better than one hole in one -- A hand in industry -- Citizen of science -- Pins and needles and waves -- Last journey -- True genius and how to cultivate it
Control code
ocm49875299
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 467 pages
Isbn
9780309084086
Lccn
2002007967
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) o49875299
  • (OCoLC)49875299
Label
True genius : the life and science of John Bardeen : the only winner of two Nobel Prizes in physics, Lillian Hoddeson, Vicki Daitch
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-358) 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
The question of genius -- Roots -- To be an engineer -- A graduate student's paradise -- Many-body beginnings -- Academic life -- Engineering for national defense -- The transistor -- The break from Bell -- Homecoming -- Cracking the riddle of superconductivity -- Two Nobels are better than one hole in one -- A hand in industry -- Citizen of science -- Pins and needles and waves -- Last journey -- True genius and how to cultivate it
Control code
ocm49875299
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 467 pages
Isbn
9780309084086
Lccn
2002007967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49875299
  • (OCoLC)49875299

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