Historical and Biographical Reflections and Syntheses

  • Jagdish Mehra

Part of the Historical, Philosophical, and Socio-Political Papers book series (WIGNER, volume B / 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Historical and Biographical Reflections and Syntheses

  3. Autobiographical Essays and Interviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 41-43
    3. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 44-50
    4. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 81-89
    5. James R. Killian Jr.
      Pages 109-109
  4. Biographical Sketches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 115-119
    3. H. H. Goldstine, E. P. Wigner
      Pages 123-126
    4. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 127-130
    5. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 131-132
    6. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 139-149
    7. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 150-151
    8. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 152-153
    9. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 154-155
    10. E. P. Wigner, R. A. Hodgkin
      Pages 156-191
    11. J. W. Clark, M. W. Friedlander, E. P. Wigner
      Pages 192-192
    12. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 195-196
    13. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 197-197
    14. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 198-200
    15. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 201-208
    16. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 209-210
    17. Jagdish Mehra
      Pages 216-218
    18. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 219-227
  5. Science

About this book


Not only was E.P. Wigner one of the most active creators of 20th century physics, he was also always interested in expressing his opinion in philosophical, political or sociological matters. This volume of his collected works covers a wide selection of his essays about science and society, about himself and his colleagues. Annotated by J. Mehra, this volume will become an important source of reference for historians of science, and it will be pleasant reading for every physicist interested in forming ideas in modern physics.


Cross section Natur evolution mathematics molecule particles quantum theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Jagdish Mehra
    • 1
  1. 1.The Jagdish Mehra Collection, M. D. Anderson Library, Adm. Off. 108University of HoustonHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08180-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-07791-7
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