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

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

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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."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Segrè, Gino
Dewey number
572.8092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31.D434
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Delbrück, Max
  • Gamow, George
  • Molecular biologists
  • Physicists
  • SCIENCE / Physics
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
Label
Ordinary geniuses : Max Delbrück, George Gamow, and the origins of genomics and big bang cosmology, Gino Segrè, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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 grows up -- 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
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 330 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101508336
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)781806929
Label
Ordinary geniuses : Max Delbrück, George Gamow, and the origins of genomics and big bang cosmology, Gino Segrè, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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 grows up -- 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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 330 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101508336
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)781806929

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