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

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

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-07791-7
  • 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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