Original Title: Niels Bohr
Hardcover with jacket,
13.5 x 21.5 cm,
5.3 x 8.5 Inches
€ 22.99 [D] | € 23.70 [A] | CHF 32.90* (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price
Publishing House: Siedler
Date of publication:
June 18, 2012
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The good person of Copenhagen: Niels Bohr and the unleashing of the atom
Niels Bohr was a "Socrates of his time": in 1912/13 this outstanding physicist developed the first functional model of an atom by combining elements of classical physics with what was then the still new quantum theory. In doing so, he paved the way to the atomic age – with all its consequences regarding energy production and weapon technology.
At the same time, Bohr equated his new understanding of the atom with a different way of dealing with reality. Thus his ideas, which equally affected both natural sciences and the arts, have for ever changed the way we think about the world and science.
Ernst Peter Fischer has shed light on the life and work of this fascinating man – a scientist whose insights continue to occupy us even today.
“Ernst Peter Fischer’s new book is an excursion to the origins of the atomic age, an era that continues to this day. Here is an introduction into the thought of a great physicist, an homage to a style of thinking characterized by contradictions and paradoxes, and to the philosopher Niels Bohr and his concept of complementarity. In particular, Fischer focuses intently on the creative side of science, making a plea for a different type of education, one that embraces not only art but also science.” Bavarian Broadcasting [BR] 2
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