Léon Rosenfeld:Physics, Philosophy, and Politics in the by Anja Skaar Jacobsen

By Anja Skaar Jacobsen

Léon Rosenfeld (1904–1974) was once a amazing, many-sided physicist of remarkable erudition. He was once on the middle of contemporary physics and was once famous as Niels Bohr's shut collaborator and spokesman. along with he mirrored deeply at the background and philosophy of technological know-how and its social position from a leftist standpoint. As either actor and acute spectator of recent physics and as a polyglot cosmopolitan whose lifestyles crossed these of many very important humans in either the East and West, in addition to via advantage of his shut collaboration and friendship with Bohr, Rosenfeld was once a tremendous determine in 20th century physics. His biography illuminates the improvement, popularization, and reception of quantum physics and its interpretation as well as the improvement of the political Left. The booklet attracts generally from formerly untapped, unpublished resources in additional than 5 languages.

Contents:

  • Physicist of the second one Quantum Generation
  • Rosenfeld in Copenhagen
  • Physics, Philosophy, and Politics within the 1930s
  • Surviving the warfare in Utrecht
  • Cold battle and Political Commitment
  • Bohr's chilly Warrior

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