Download Who’s Who in Fluorescence 2003 by Chris D. Geddes,Joseph R. Lakowicz PDF

By Chris D. Geddes,Joseph R. Lakowicz

The Journal of Fluorescence's first who is Who listing is to put up the names, touch information, strong point keyword phrases and a quick description of scientists applying fluorescence method and instrumentation of their operating lives. furthermore the listing will supply corporation touch info with a quick record of fluorescence similar items. not anything like this has been released sooner than for the Fluorescence field. 

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Download Dem Himmel verfallen: Ein Kepler-Roman (German Edition) by Thomas Hoeth PDF

By Thomas Hoeth

Alchemisten, Hexen und ein geheimer Zirkel von Himmelsforschern - Johannes Kepler hatte eine wahrhaft abenteuerliche Jugend.

Leonberg 1577: Als der junge Johannes Kepler eines Nachts einen großen Kometen beobachtet, ist er fortan dem Himmel verfallen. Wie hat Gott die Welt erschaffen, wie sieht sein Bauplan aus? Diese Fragen lassen ihn nicht mehr los. Doch die Herren der obersten Kirchenbehörde, des Stuttgarter Konsistoriums, wachen streng über den lutherischen Glauben. Wer dem geozentrischen Weltbild abschwört, wird zum Feind der Kirche und kann dies sogar mit dem Leben bezahlen. Und so ist die Studienzeit des großen Astronomen in der Maulbronner Klosterschule und am Tübinger Stift alles andere als friedlich ...

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Download Sir Francis Ronalds:Father of the Electric Telegraph by Beverley F Ronalds PDF

By Beverley F Ronalds

Telecommunication has passed through unheard of switch in recent years. 200 years in the past, Sir Francis Ronalds foresaw its improvement and imagined a global of "electrical conversations". His next creations, an important of which come with an early model of the telegraph, have had major influence on smooth dwelling. Little well-known earlier, his amazing legacy is delivered to lifestyles via never-before released assets written by means of humans on the subject of the guy himself.

In this publication, info of Sir Francis's innovations — protecting components as different as electric units, climate forecasting, images, artwork, mass creation, or even fishing — are interwoven with own stories of feat. clean mild is shone on controversies and priority in numerous very important discoveries. utilizing either anecdotal and clinical proof, it's written for these drawn to the pursuit of technology within the nineteenth century and the interesting advancements that have proved necessary to the technological revolution of the twenty first century.

Read extra approximately Sir Francis Ronald's existence on Physics Today.

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Download Models of My Life (MIT Press) by Herbert A. Simon PDF

By Herbert A. Simon

In this candid and witty autobiography, Nobel laureate Herbert A. Simon appears at his uncommon and sundry occupation, constantly asking himself no matter if (and how) what he realized as a scientist is helping to give an explanation for different features of his life.A wonderful polymath in an age of accelerating specialization, Simon is a kind of infrequent students whose paintings defines fields of inquiry. Crossing disciplinary traces in part a dozen fields, Simon's tale encompasses an explosion within the info sciences, the transformation of psychology via the information-processing paradigm, and using computing device simulation for modeling the habit of hugely complicated systems.Simon's concept of bounded rationality resulted in a Nobel Prize in economics, and his paintings on development machines that imagine -- in keeping with the thought that human intelligence is the rule-governed manipulation of symbols -- laid conceptual foundations for the recent cognitive technology. as a consequence, contrasting metaphors of the maze (Simon's view) and of the brain (neural nets) have ruled the synthetic intelligence debate.There can be a hot account of his winning marriage and of an unconsummated love affair, letters to his childrens, columns, a quick tale, and political and private intrigue in academe.

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Download Die Liebe hat elf Dimensionen: Mein Leben mit Stephen by Jane Hawking,Ralf Pannowitsch,Christiane Wagler PDF

By Jane Hawking,Ralf Pannowitsch,Christiane Wagler

Als Jane Wilde Stephen Hawking auf einer Neujahrsparty 1963 kennenlernt, ist der extravagante, blasierte pupil aus Oxford bereits schwerkrank. Die beiden heiraten, obwohl Stephens Lebenserwartung damals nicht einmal zwei Jahre beträgt. Es folgen 25 gemeinsame Jahre, in denen Jane ein Schattendasein führt, zugleich aber ihren Mann 24 Stunden am Tag pflegt, drei Kinder mit ihm bekommt, und dazwischen selbst den Doktortitel erwirbt. Jane Hawking erzählt vom verzweifelten Kampf um Selbstbehauptung, von der  Liebe zu einem Mann, in dessen verfallenem Körper der vielleicht größte Geist unserer Zeit steckt, vom bitteren Showdown ihrer Ehe – und zuletzt von Versöhnung und der Macht der Freundschaft.

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Download Charles Darwin: The Founder of the Theory of Evolution and by Gerhard Wichler PDF

By Gerhard Wichler

Charles Darwin: The founding father of the speculation of Evolution and normal choice offers a entire assurance of the entire spectrum of the speculation of evolution. The name provides the old money owed and conceptual foundation that ends up in the root of the idea of evolution.
The textual content first covers the heritage of the idea of evolution; the ebook additionally info the early kind of the idea as much as the purpose of the theories attractiveness. subsequent, the choice discusses the foundation and improvement of concept of evolution.
The booklet can be of serious curiosity to someone who desires to examine in nice intensity the idea of evolution.

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Download Cartas a un joven científico (Spanish Edition) by JOAN- ROS ARAGONES,Edward O. Wilson PDF

By JOAN- ROS ARAGONES,Edward O. Wilson

Los sabios y apasionados consejos de E.O. Wilson a las nuevas generaciones de científicos.

Querido amigo:

Después de medio siglo de enseñar a estudiantes y a jóvenes profesionales de los angeles ciencia, he tenido el privilegio y l. a. suerte de haber aconsejado a muchos cientos de jóvenes de talento y ambiciosos. Como resultado, he acumulado un conocimiento profundo, una filosofía, en realidad, de lo que es necesario saber para tener éxito en el ámbito de los angeles ciencia. Espero que puedas sacar provecho de los pensamientos y relatos que te ofreceré a lo largo de las cartas que siguen.

Ante todo, y muy importante, te exhorto a permanecer en el camino que has escogido y a seguirlo tan lejos como te sea posible. El mundo te necesita, y mucho.

Edmund O. Wilson

Reseñas:
«Inspirador... Debería estar en las estanterías de todos los institutos y bibliotecas.»
Library Journal

«Quiero expresar mi agradecimiento. Gracias por recordarme, a mí y a otros miles, por qué nos convertimos en científicos.»
Bill Stevens, The big apple instances e-book Review

Edward O. Wilson aconseja a los investigadores presentes y futuros, y comparte su sabiduría con las nuevas generaciones de científicos. Lo hace a través de anécdotas autobiográficas que han forjado su carrera como científico, sus éxitos y sus fracasos, animado por l. a. motivación que lo ha llevado a convertirse en uno de los biólogos más importantes del mundo.

En este momento de los angeles historia de los angeles humanidad en el que nuestra supervivencia está más vinculada que nunca a los conocimientos científicos, Wilson insiste en que el talento no stay en l. a. inteligencia matemática, sino en l. a. pasión por plantear un problema y saber resolverlo. Desde l. a. colisión de las estrellas hasta l. a. exploración de los bosques tropicales y las profundidades de los océanos, Wilson infunde en sus lectores el amor por los angeles creatividad científica y el respeto por el humilde lugar que ocupa el ser humano en el ecosistema del planeta. Un libro para científicos, jóvenes y no tan jóvenes, sobre los angeles pasión y el placer por el descubrimiento.

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Download Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology by Oren Harman,Michael Dietrich,William Dritschilo,Bruce PDF

By Oren Harman,Michael Dietrich,William Dritschilo,Bruce Weber,Vinciane Despret,David Sepkoski,Mark Borrello,Nathaniel Comfort,James F. Crow,Philip V. Tobias,Prof. Daniel Kevles,Raphael Falk,Tim Horder,David Hull,R. C. Lewontin,John Prebble,Michael Ruse,Dani

This booklet is the 1st dedicated to sleek biology’s innovators and iconoclasts: women and men who challenged winning notions of their fields. a few of these scientists have been Nobel Prize winners, a few have been thought of cranks or gadflies, a few have been in reality incorrect. The tales of those obdurate dissenters are separately interesting. Taken jointly, they supply remarkable insights into the function of dissent and controversy in technological know-how and particularly the expansion of organic proposal during the last century.

 

Each of the book’s nineteen in particular commissioned chapters deals an in depth portrait of the highbrow uprising of a specific scientist operating in a big region of biology--genetics, evolution, embryology, ecology, biochemistry, neurobiology, and virology in addition to others. An advent by means of the volume’s editors and an epilogue by means of R. C. Lewontin draw connections one of the case experiences and remove darkness from the nonconforming scientist’s the most important functionality of traumatic the relief of these within the majority. by way of targeting the dynamics and effect of dissent instead of on “winners” who're credited with clinical advances, the publication offers a refreshingly unique point of view at the heritage of the lifestyles sciences.

 

Scientists featured during this volume:

Alfred Russel Wallace 

Hans Driesch

Wilhelm Johannsen

Raymond Arthur Dart

C. D. Darlington

Richard Goldschmidt

Barbara McClintock

Oswald T. Avery

Roger Sperry

Leon Croizat

Vero Copner Wynne-Edwards

Peter Mitchell

Howard Temin

Motoo Kimura

William D. Hamilton

Carl Woese

Stephen Jay Gould

Thelma Rowell

Daniel S. Simberloff

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Download The Road to Scientific Success:Inspiring Life Stories of by Deborah D L Chung PDF

By Deborah D L Chung

This is quantity 2 of the ebook sequence The highway to medical good fortune: Inspiring existence tales of well known Researchers. Authoritative scientists describe their existence reports in terms of how good fortune used to be attained, how their careers have been constructed, how their study was once instructed, how priorities have been set, and the way problems have been faced.

These keys to good fortune function an invaluable advisor for someone trying to find suggestion on tips to direct their profession and behavior clinical learn that may make an effect. the point of interest at the highway to luck (rather than clinical findings) and on own adventure goals to encourage and inspire readers to accomplish better luck themselves.

The ambitions of this booklet sequence are:

  • To encourage kids to pursue their vocations with rigor, perseverance and direction
  • To motivate scholars to pursue technology or engineering
  • To improve the medical wisdom of scholars, together with those that don't significant in technological know-how or engineering
  • To support mom and dad and academics arrange the subsequent iteration of scientists and engineers
  • To raise the attention of most of the people to the advances of science
  • To supply a list of the heritage of science

Contents:

  • Pioneer in Cardiac Catheters (Wilton W Webster, Jr)
  • Leader within the technological know-how of levels in fabrics (Didier de Fontaine)
  • Leader in Polymer Rheology (Christopher W. Macosko)
  • Speech Scientist and Developer of the worldwide Writing approach (Sek Yen Kim-Cho)

Readership: This quantity is acceptable for college kids (such as secondary university scholars and undergraduate and graduate scholars who significant in technology, engineering, health-related topics, linguistics, background and sociology), execs (such as scientists, engineers, technicians, scientific body of workers, scientific equipment body of workers, linguists, phonetics team of workers, historians, sociologists, technology-related public coverage team of workers, lecturers, professors, educators, counsel counselors, study managers, know-how managers, know-how advertising body of workers, expertise move body of workers, technology-related enterprise managers and technological know-how writers) and most people (such because the mom and dad of scholars, technological know-how museum viewers, and folks drawn to technology, health and wellbeing, center ailments, literacy, communique, speech-to-text conversion, religion, foreign tradition, the Korean conflict, technology schooling, technology-related concerns, technology-related companies, and history).

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Download John Niederhauser: Recollections of a Life in Science and by Paul D. Peterson,Clay S. Griffith,R. Steven Turner PDF

By Paul D. Peterson,Clay S. Griffith,R. Steven Turner

John Niederhauser is remembered and venerated during this autobiographical memoir as the most vital agricultural scientists of the final century, awesome for his contributions to plant pathology and international agriculture, particularly his paintings within the Fifties on overdue blight ailment of potatoes. besides profitable the area nutrition Prize in 1990, Niederhauser was once additionally a player in different outstanding occasions comparable to the Soviet collectivist scan, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Mexican Agricultural software, the golf green Revolution, and the improvement of the method of overseas Agricultural examine facilities (IARCs).

This ebook was once initially concepted in 2002 as a biography that will be compiled with Niederhauser’s aid and counsel. as a result of unexpected scheduling conflicts of either editors and the tragic loss of life of Niederhauser in 2005, the ebook replaced direction a bit to turn into the autobiographical tribute that it truly is at the present time. Niederhauser’s reviews and statement from past types of the book have been used because the origin of the e-book, with a distinct emphasis on findings taken from his various released and unpublished notes and papers.

This publication is a brilliant learn for background buffs in addition to people with a fondness for plant pathology. the tale of Neiderhauser’s existence is interlaced together with his personal observation in addition to stories and images of his existence and his many contributions to the technology community.

Comments from Colleagues of John Niederhauser...

"He was once a fully excellent and fascinating person. His existence tale is interesting – jam-packed with drama and experience. He was once a type of people who used to be larger than existence and will allure almost about someone. His love of potatoes used to be with out restrict and his admire for potato overdue blight as an adversary was once rather well positioned. His contribution to our figuring out of the pathogen, Phytophthora infestans used to be actually transformative. His staff, operating within the Toluca Valley of Mexico chanced on the A2 mating style there and verified that sexual copy used to be a regular section of the lifestyles background of this organism there. those discoveries confirmed that the inhabitants of P. infestans in significant Mexico used to be assorted from another inhabitants of this organism worldwide."
-- Dr. William Fry, Cornell University

"John Niederhauser was once an fanatic, in addition to a committed potato scientist, expansive raconteur, and lively Little League Baseball founder in Mexico. A member of the 1st board of administrators of our non-profit, The Potato Museum, John used to be satisfied to percentage with us his insights as to how the potato may well decrease international starvation. He provided us his writings, or even a few of his potato equipment amassed from worldwide. We revered that he understood and attached with farmers, and used to be keen to benefit from the locals, whereas while sharing his significant services with them. An indefatigable tourist, together with his spouse, Ann, John relished the worldʼs transformations and but overjoyed within the commonality of almost every person he met."
-- Meredith and Tom Hughes, Co-founders of The Potato Museum and FoodMuseum.com

“John and Ann Niederhauser have been terribly beneficiant to the APS origin and, as a result, destiny generations of plant pathologists. presents incorporated a donation of a big section of John’s global meals Prize to set up the loo and Ann Niederhauser Endowment to aid learn on illnesses of foodstuff plants in constructing nations. additionally they directed a component of these profits to supply a money prize for the APS overseas provider Award. In 2001, the toilet S. Niederhauser pupil trip Award was once proven to aid pupil participation on the annual APS assembly. John enjoyed scholars and interacting with them; the tale of his existence will encourage many and his generosity will profit plant pathology in perpetuity.”
-- Dr. Stella Melugin Coakley, APS starting place Chair Emeritus

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