AUTHORBrennan, Richard P.
TITLEHeisenberg Probably Slept Here: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Greatest Physicists of the 20th Century
PUBLISHERJohn Wiley and Sons, Inc.
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1997
ISBN0-471-29585-X


This book gives a broad non-technical overview of the lives and major achievements of eight of history’s greatest physicists: Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Ernest Rutherford, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Richard Feynman, and Murray Gell-Mann. The introduction provides a brief overview of classical and modern physics. Among the topics covered in the main body of the text are Newton's discovery of gravity and Gell-Mann's discovery of quarks. The epilogue discusses the philosophy of physics, and a glossary and chronology have been provided to aid readers.


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