Essays on the Future

Essays on the Future

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The present work represents a unique undertaking in scientific publishing to honor Nick Metropolis, who passed away in October, 1999. Nick was the last survivor of the Manhattan Project that began during World War II in Los Alamos and later became the Los Alamos National Laboratory. In this volume, some of the leading scientists and humanists of our time have contributed essays related to their respective disciplines exploring various aspects of future developments in science, technology, and society. Speculations on the future developments of science and society, philosophy, national security, nuclear power, pure and applied mathematics, physics and biology, particle physics, computing, information science, among many others, are included. Contributors include: H. Agnew * R. Ashenhurst * K. Baclawski * G. Baker * N. Balazs * J.A. Freed * R. Hamming * M. Hawrylycz * O. Judd * D. Kleitman * M. Krieger * N. Krikorian * P. Lax * J.D. Louck * T. Puck * M. Raju * R. Richtmyer * J. Schwartz * R. Sokolowski * E. Teller * M. WatermanBut once obtained, it lead to the recognition of many, many more examples of completely integrable systems, such as the Toda lattice, the cubic Schrodinger equation, the Benjamin-Ono equation, the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili systems, theanbsp;...

Title:Essays on the Future
Author:Siegfried Hecker, Gian-Carlo Rota, Nicholas Metropolis
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2000-09-29


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