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Fundamental Theories of Physics

A Century of Ideas

Perspectives from Leading Scientists of the 20th Century

Editors: Sidharth, Burra (Ed.)

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  • Lectures of historical value, mostly on Physics and Astronomy, given by Nobel Laureates and scientists of equal caliber

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Shortly after its inauguration in 1985 the Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad, India, started a series of lectures by Nobel Laureates and other scientists of international renown, usually in Physics and Astronomy, sometimes in Life Sciences and Chemistry.

The present collection mostly consists of lectures on frontier topics. The transcript of each lecture is preceded by a short biography of the Nobel Laureate/Scientist in question.

The lectures are aimed at, and accessible to a wide non-specialist but higher educated audience.

About the authors

B.G. Sidharth got his B.Sc. (Mathematics Honors), M.Sc. and PhD from Calcutta University. After working for several years in Quantum Scattering, Dr. Sidharth’s work entered on the fundamental problems facing Physics today. His 1997 papers, contrary to the ruling paradigm, predicted a dark energy driven accelerating Universe with a small cosmological constant. Remarkably, this was confirmed in 1998. His work deals with fuzzy spacetime and the unification of interactions and similar problems within this context. Besides a large number of research publications in international journals, Dr. Sidharth also authored and edited a number of books. In addition he has lectured widely in the United States, Canada, Europe and other places.

B.G. Sidharth is the founder-director of the B.M. Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad, India, and its constituent, the International Institute for Applicable Mathematics and Information Sciences, Hyderabad, and Udine, Italy. He was associated with the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, for many years having been a Senior Associate. Dr. Sidharth is on the Editorial / Advisory boards of international journals, institutes and award committees. Last but not least he played host to many Nobel Laureates and other physicists of World importance.

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"This work is a truly great collection of scientific accomplishments of the 20th century. These public lectures by internationally renowned scientists ... were given at the B. M. Birla Science Center in Hyderabad, India, between 1985 and 2000. The book is designed for the educated nonspecialist audience. ... Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students and above." (F. Potter, Choice, Vol. 46 (3), November, 2008)

"This book presents either a summary or the full text of 15 lectures given by distinguished scientists as a part of the B. M. Birla Memorial Lecture and Distinguished Lecture program. … aimed at a general audience of non-specialist scientists and mostly deal with astronomy and astrophysics." (Fernande Grandjean and Gary J. Long, Physicalia Magazine, Vol. 30 (4), 2008)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Century of Ideas
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from Leading Scientists of the 20th Century
Editors
  • Burra Sidharth
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
149
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4360-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4360-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4359-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7114-9
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 207
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