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Author Moyal, Ann, 1926-

Title Maverick mathematician : the life and science of J.E. Moyal / by Ann Moyal.

Imprint Canberra, A.T.C. : ANU E Press, 2006.


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Description 1 online resource (vi, 194 pages)
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Note Includes index.
Contents Boyhood -- The Making of a Scientific Maverick -- Battle With a Legend -- The Widening Circle -- Antipodean Winds -- Argonne National Laboratory -- Macquarie University -- The Reflective Years -- Appendix I. Publications of J.E. Moyal -- Appendix II. P.A.M. Dirac -- J.E. Moyal: Correspondence, 1944-1946. Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, MS 45/3/ -- Appendix III. Quantum Mechanics as a Statistical Theory / J.E. Moyal.
Summary "J.E. Moyal has been pronounced 'one of Australia's most remarkable thinkers'. Yet, he was, essentially, a scientific maverick. Educated in a modest high school in Tel Aviv, he took himself to France to train as an engineer, statistician and mathematician and escaped to England as France fell. It was from outside academia that he entered into communication with the 'high priest' of British theoretical physics, P.A.M. Dirac, challenging him with the idea of a statistical basis of quantum mechanics. Their correspondence forms the core of this book and opens up an important and hitherto unknown chapter for physicists, mathematicians and historians of science. Moyal's classic paper, 'A statistical basis for quantum mechanics', also reproduced here in full, has come to underlie an explosion of research and to underpin an array of major technological developments."--Publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Moyal, J. E. (Josť Enrique), 1910-1998.
Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984 -- Correspondence.
Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984. (OCoLC)fst00009548
Mathematicians -- Australia -- Biography.
Aerospace engineers -- Australia -- Biography.
Quantum theory -- Mathematics.
Physical Sciences & Mathematics.
Mathematics -- General.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
Aerospace engineers. (OCoLC)fst00798629
Mathematicians. (OCoLC)fst01012154
Quantum theory -- Mathematics. (OCoLC)fst01085135
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Physical Sciences & Mathematics.
Mathematics - General.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Records and correspondence. (OCoLC)fst01423917
Added Author Moyal, J. E. Quantum mechanics as a statistical theory.
Added Title Life and science of J.E. Moyal
Other Form: Print version: Moyal, Ann, 1926- Maverick mathematician. Canberra, A.T.C. : ANU E Press, ©2006 1920942580 (OCoLC)271105905
ISBN 9781920942595 (electronic bk.)
1920942599 (electronic bk.)

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