"In A Lady Mathematician, the distinguished mathematician and physicist, Yvonne Choquet–Bruhat, at the urging of her children, recounts and reflects upon various key events and people from her life — first childhood memories of France, then schooling, followed by graduate studies, and finally her continuous research in the mathematics of General Relativity and other fundamental physical fields. She recalls conversations, collaborations and even arguments shared with many great scientists, including her experiences with Albert Einstein. She also describes some of her numerous trips around the world, spurred by a passion for travel, beauty and mathematics. At once reflective, enlightening and bittersweet, this book allows readers a look into the life and thought processes of an esteemed female academic."-- Provided by publisher.
"This memoir presents a special look into Professor Cheng-Few Lee's formative childhood years, his distinguished career as a respected scholar and conference organizer, and his substantial experience in the fields of education and policy-making. It shares the innovative methods and forward-looking educational philosophy that underpin the rigorous training of his students in finance and accounting. This memoir also reflects upon Professor Lee's life experiences, and his involvement in business consulting and government policy-making. Readers will enjoy this private retrospection into the memories, experiences, and philosophy of this humble man, who is counted among the most published finance professors and experienced journal editors in the world."--Publisher's website.
"A unique individual with a fascinating life story, Ivar Giaever is a scientist who won the Nobel Prize in Experimental Physics in 1973. In his own words, Giaever relates an absorbing tale of how important luck and good fortune have been in shaping his life. He narrates the story of an ordinary childhood in Norway and an unremarkable undergraduate career at university. After finishing his engineering degree, he served in the Norwegian army and married his childhood sweetheart, Inger Skramstad. His desire to make a better life for his new family led Ivar to Canada and then to the United States. Even without an advanced degree in a scientific field, Ivar was given the opportunity to work with cutting-edge scientific researchers at General Electric R&D in Schenectady, New York. While there, he completed his PhD at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute — one of the United States' oldest technological universities. His work on superconductivity led to worldwide recognition and the Nobel Prize. This memoire is more than the story of an accomplished, world-renowned scientist: it is an engaging reminiscence of an independent, highly creative thinker and problem solver who loves games and puzzles, skiing and windsurfing, and time with friends and family. Dr Ivar Giaever's fascinating story intertwines his views on the nature of science, scientific processes, contemporary issues such as global warming, and the great benefits the Nobel Prize has afforded him. Written with humor and often tongue-in-cheek, "I am the Smartest Man I know" is one man's meditation on science, intellectual inquiry, and life itself."--Publisher's website.
"This captivating book is a story of the friendship between a genius physicist Wolfgang Pauli and Charlotte Houtermans whose career in physics was not as glamorous. They met in the late 1920s in Germany, at the very onset of the quantum era and personally knew all the major players in the emergent quantum world that was very much part of central Europe: Germany, Austria, Hungary, Denmark and Switzerland. And Charlotte was a student at Göttingen that was right at the heart. Caught between two evils — Soviet Communism and German National Socialism — she would have probably perished if it were not for the brotherhood of physicists: Niels Bohr, Wolfgang Pauli, Albert Einstein, James Franck, Max Born, Robert Oppenheimer and many other noted scientists who tried to save friends and colleagues (either leftist sympathizers or Jews) who were in mortal danger of being entrapped in a simmering pre-WWII Europe. Using newly discovered documents from the Houtermans family archive: twenty three Pauli's letters to Charlotte Houtermans, her correspondence with other great physicists, Charlotte's diaries, interviews with her children, almost all documents presented in this book are published for the first time."--Publisher's website.
Version 2.0. - York : University of York ; Nottingham : St. John's College, [2011?]
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Pilgrimage in early Christian spirituality
Patterns of pilgrimage in England, c.600-c.1100
Patterns of pilgrimage in England, c.1100-c.1500
An ongoing legacy.
"Pilgrimage is a concept, common to virtually all cultures and faiths, which has deeply influenced the physical, literary and spiritual landscapes of England. The commitment to journey into the unknown drove Celtic monks to sail to remote islands and transform the kingdoms and culture of the Anglo-Saxons. Pilgrimage to holy places fuelled and funded the development of cathedrals and abbeys throughout the Middle Ages. Ancient pilgrimage destinations remain key heritage sites today. Pilgrimage as an image of life has fired the imaginations of writers (including Chaucer, Shakespeare and Bunyan) through the centuries. The aim of this CD-ROM is to explore the multiple meanings of pilgrimage within the Christian tradition, tracing the development of these ideas, exploring their expression in the Middle Ages and outlining their continuing significance to the present day. This survey is set in the broader context of the importance of pilgrimage in faiths and cultures worldwide. Pilgrimage draws on and contributes to many areas of study and human experience. This CD-ROM therefore seeks to provide a wide-ranging introduction to this multi-faceted topic, setting alongside one another explorations of Literature, History, Art and Architecture, Social Anthropology, Pilgrimage in Classical Religion and in major World Religions, the Bible and Christian tradition, Pilgrimage and Tourism, and the accounts of pilgrims past and present." -- From program.