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Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Jagdish Mehra and Kimball Milton

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198527459
eISBN:
9780191709593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Julian Schwinger was one of the leading theoretical physicists of the 20th century. His contributions are as important, and as pervasive, as those of Richard Feynman, with whom he shared the 1965 ... More


Quantum electrodynamics and Julian Schwinger’s path to fame

JAGDISH MEHRA and KIMBALL A. MILTON

in Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198527459
eISBN:
9780191709593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In the beginning of June 1947, the Shelter Island Conference was held in New York to discuss the fundamental problems of quantum mechanics, of which J. Robert Oppenheimer was the acknowledged leader. ... More


Schwinger, Tomonaga, Feynman, and Dyson: the triumph of renormalization

JAGDISH MEHRA and KIMBALL A. MILTON

in Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198527459
eISBN:
9780191709593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Barely six months after the Shelter Island Conference, which reawakened his interest in quantum electrodynamics (QED), and just three months after returning to Harvard University from his extended ... More


Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics

David Kaiser

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226422664
eISBN:
9780226422657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226422657.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Feynman diagrams have revolutionized nearly every aspect of theoretical physics since the middle of the twentieth century. Introduced by the American physicist Richard Feynman (1918–88) soon after ... More


The diversions of a gentle genius

JAGDISH MEHRA and KIMBALL A. MILTON

in Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198527459
eISBN:
9780191709593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In November 1973 the UCLA Monthly, a periodical for faculty and students of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), published an interview with Julian Schwinger. Since the interview ... More


Introduction: Pedagogy and the Institutions of Theory

in Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226422664
eISBN:
9780226422657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226422657.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Few scientists have surpassed Richard Feynman (1918–88) as a widely recognized scientific icon. For all of Feynman's many contributions to modern physics, his diagrams have had the widest and longest ... More


“There sweep great general principles which all the laws seem to follow”

Marc Lange

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics volume 7

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659081
eISBN:
9780191745201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659081.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that science recognizes an important distinction: between conservation laws as constraints on the fundamental forces there could be, on the one hand, and conservation laws as ... More


Visualizability and Intelligibility: Insight Into the Quantum World

Henk W. de Regt

in Understanding Scientific Understanding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190652913
eISBN:
9780190652944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652913.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter investigates the relation between visualizability and intelligibility, by means of an in-depth study of the transition from classical physics to quantum physics in the first decades of ... More


Quantum

Lance Fortnow

in The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175782
eISBN:
9781400846610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175782.003.0009
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

This chapter examines the power of quantum computing, as well as the related concepts of quantum cryptography and teleportation. In 1982, the Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman noticed ... More


Learning

Istvan Hargittai and Magdolna Hargittai

in New York Scientific: A Culture of Inquiry, Knowledge, and Learning

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198769873
eISBN:
9780191822681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769873.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Plaques and busts commemorate teachers and educators, philosophers and historians, from the time of the Dutch colonies to the twentieth century. High schools in New York have served as workshops to ... More


Next Steps

Chris Bleakley

in Poems That Solve Puzzles: The History and Science of Algorithms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198853732
eISBN:
9780191888168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853732.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Chapter 13 investigates cryptocurrency and quantum computing. Bitcoin – the world’s first cryptocurrency - was released by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. Unlike conventional money, Bitcoin transactions ... More


Time Travel

D. H. Mellor

in Mind, Meaning, and Reality: Essays in Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199645084
eISBN:
9780191743351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645084.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter distinguishes time travel from time passing, and shows how forward time travel is not only possible but actually occurs. It then shows why some alleged examples of backward time travel – ... More


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