Analogies in Physics and Life: A Scientific Autobiography by Richard M. Weiner

By Richard M. Weiner

Analogies play a basic position in technology. to appreciate how and why, at a given second, a definite analogy was once used, one has to understand the explicit, old conditions below which the recent notion was once constructed. This ancient history isn't provided in medical articles and particularly not often in books. For the overall reader, the undergraduate or graduate pupil who learns the topic for the 1st time, but in addition for the practitioner who seems to be for idea or who desires to comprehend what his colleague operating in one other box does, those historic conditions could be attention-grabbing and worthy. This publication discusses a sequence of analogy results in subatomic physics, the prediction and conception of which the writer has contributed to within the final 50 years. those phenomena are provided at a degree obtainable to the non-specialist, with out formulae yet with emphasis at the own and historic history: memoirs of conferences, discussions and correspondence with collaborators and co-workers. As such, in addition to its clinical elements, the booklet constitutes an soaking up witness account of a holocaust survivor who for that reason illegally crossed the Iron Curtain to flee communist persecution.

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The sister lived in New York since World War I. I never met her or her family. She died in the late 1940s, soon after we had reestablished mail contact. The younger brother, Moritz Haber, lived in Czernowitz and the elder, Mendel had moved, during the twenties to Czechoslovakia, where he married, and then he moved to Poland. At the end of the thirties he returned with his family to Czernowitz. My uncle Moritz and his wife Rosa committed suicide in 1942, when they were about to be deported to Transnistria.

As a matter of fact, it was the only reserve we had and when we arrived in Suceava where I passed my high school equivalence examinations, we exchanged it there on the black market and bought food for a few days. ch02 March 20, 2008 10:43 spi-b524 Analogies in Physics and Life 9in x 6in 3 War — The Ghetto On July 5th , 1941 Romanian troops accompanied by German SS units entered Czernowitz. Immediately after that the Jewish temple was burnt down and thousand of Jews in Czernowitz and the rest of the Bukowina were executed, among them the representatives of the Jewish population and the Chief Rabbi of the Bukowina, Dr.

In the last years, due March 20, 2008 10:43 16 spi-b524 Analogies in Physics and Life 9in x 6in Childhood primarily to the growing interest in Celan’s poetry, Czernowitz has become for Westerners a place of cultural pilgrimage; regular trips are organized, among others, from Berlin and it appears that the city has profited from these developments. Although this cannot revive what is gone forever — the city of people and books — this process is to be welcomed as a tribute to the heritage of European civilization.

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