A Century of Ideas

Perspectives from Leading Scientists of the 20th Century

  • B. G. Sidharth

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 149)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Fred Hoyle
    Pages 1-12
  3. Hermann Bondi
    Pages 13-18
  4. William Fowler
    Pages 19-25
  5. Simon van der Meer
    Pages 27-41
  6. George Porter
    Pages 43-53
  7. Antony Hewish
    Pages 55-64
  8. P. G. de Gennes
    Pages 77-85
  9. Gerard't Hooft
    Pages 109-121
  10. Douglas D. Osheroff
    Pages 175-203

About this book


Shortly after its inauguration in 1985 the Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad, India, started a series of lectures by Nobel Laureates and other scientists of international renown, usually in Physics and Astronomy, sometimes in Life Sciences and Chemistry.

The present collection mostly consists of lectures on frontier topics. The transcript of each lecture is preceded by a short biography of the Nobel Laureate/Scientist in question.

The lectures are aimed at, and accessible to a wide non-specialist but higher educated audience.


B.M. Birla Memorial Lecture series B.M. Birla Science Centre Nobel Laureate Nobel Laureates Particle accelerator astronomy

Editors and affiliations

  • B. G. Sidharth
    • 1
  1. 1.International Institute for Applicable Mathematics & Information ScienceB.M. Birla Science CentreAdarshnagarIndia

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