In 1960, the Princeton physicist 6 and subsequent Nobel Prize winner 6 (http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1963/wigner-bio.html) Eugene Wigner
raised a (https://www.dartmouth.edu/%7Ematc/MathDrama/reading/Wigner.html) fundamental question : Why did the natural world always 6 so far as we know 6 obey laws of mathematics?
In this context he provides interesting comments on the work of Niels Bohr, John von Neumann, and Eugene Wigner
. He acknowledges a debt to Ludwig Boltzmann and Josiah Gibbs in his discussion of entropy.
In 1960 the physicist (and eventual Nobel Laureate) Eugene Wigner
published an article that has exerted a considerable amount of influence, especially in the past several years.
There are hundreds of other outstanding instances of what physicist Eugene Wigner
has called the "unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics".
This fascinating book describes prewar life in Budapest and the incredible achievements of nine of the extraordinary men it produced: Leo Szilard, Edward Teller and Eugene Wigner
, scientists who were instrumental in producing the atomic bomb for the US; John von Neuman, whose work led to the computer; Arthur Koestler, author of Darkness at Noon; photographers Robert Capa and Andre Kertesz; and filmmakers Alexander Korda (The Third Man) and Michael Curtiz (Casablanca).
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a doctorate in nuclear engineering and at master's degree in materials science, Zinkle arrived at ORNL in 1985 as a Eugene Wigner
Scientists Leo Szilard, Eugene Wigner
, John von Neumann and Edward Teller helped steer the Manhattan Project during World War II; Andre Kertesz and Robert Capa are icons in the history of photography; filmmaker Michael Curtiz directed the immortal Casablanca, while Alexander Korda produced The Third Man and other landmark films.
If the largest claims are correct, the RII represents a particularly startling instance of what Eugene Wigner
, in a 1960 essay, called "the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the natural sciences" Why on earth should the behavior of subatomic particles have anything to do with the distribution of prime numbers?
One Nobel laureate, Eugene Wigner
, called him "one of the most thoughtful statesmen of science," but another laureate, Isadore Rabi, said of Teller's influence, "It would have been a better world without him." Goodchild's biography follows the scientist from his 1908 birth in Hungary, through his escape from Germany before World War II, to his divisive performance as a defense adviser to 10 U.S.