This book is a personal account of some aspects of the emergence of modern science, mostly from the viewpoint of those branches of physics which provided the much needed paradigm shift of ´´more is different´´ that heralded the advent of complexity science as an antidote to the purely reductionist approach in fundamental physics. It is also about the humans that have helped to shape these developments, including personal reminiscences and the realization that the so-called exact sciences are inevitably also a social endeavour with all its facets. Served by the razor-sharp wit of the author, this erudite ramble is meant to be neither comprehensive nor systematic, but its generous insights will give the inquisitive academically trained mind a better understanding of what science, and physics in particular, could or should be about.
Do you think you need a degree in science to contribute to important scientific discoveries? Think again. All around the world, from Britain to Australia, in fields ranging from astronomy to zoology, millions of ordinary people take part in the scientific process. Working in conjunction with scientists in pursuit of information, innovation and discovery, these volunteers are following protocols, collecting and reviewing data, and sharing their observations. They are our neighbours, our in-laws, our office colleagues, our friends. The story of the social good that can result from citizen science has largely been untold - until now. Citizen scientists are challenging old notions about who can conduct research, where knowledge can be acquired, and even how solutions to some of our biggest social problems might emerge. Cooper reveals the crucial role that they play in gaining scientific understanding and putting that understanding to use as stewards of our world. Their stories will inspire readers to join other amateur scientists in making their own scientific discoveries.
´God is dead ... but given the ways of men, perhaps for millennia to come there will be caves in which his shadow will be shown´ Friedrich Nietzsche described The Joyous Science as a book of ´exuberance, restlessness, contrariety and April showers´. A deeply personal and affirmative work, it straddles his middle and late periods and contains some of the most important ideas he would ever express in writing. Moving from a critique of conventional morality, the arts and modernity to an exhilarating doctrine of self-emancipation, this playful combination of aphorisms, poetry and prose is a treasure trove of philosophical insights, brought to new life in R. Kevin Hill´s clear, graceful translation. Translated and edited with an introduction and notes by R. Kevin Hill
Data Scientisten (m/w) sind derzeit auf dem Jobmarkt heißbegehrt. In Amerika sind erfahrene Data Scientisten so beliebt wie eine Getränkebude in der Wüste. Aber auch in Deutschland ist eine steigende Nachfrage nach diesem Skillprofil erkennbar. Immer mehr Unternehmen bauen ´´Analytics´´-Abteilungen auf bzw. aus und suchen entsprechende Mitarbeiter. Nur: was macht eigentlich ein Data Scientist? Irgendetwas mit künstlicher Intelligenz, Machine Learning, Data-Mining, Python-Programmierung und Big Data. So genau weiß es eigentlich niemand ? Das Buch ist eine Einführung und Übersicht über das weitumfassende Themengebiet Data Science. Es werden die Datenquellen (Datenbanken, Data-Warehouse, Hadoop etc.) und die Softwareprodukte für die Datenanalyse vorgestellt (Data-Science-Plattformen, ML Bibliotheken). Die wichtigsten Verfahren des Machine Learnings werden ebenso behandelt wie beispielhafte Anwendungsfälle aus verschiedenen Branchen.
Championing Science shows scientists how to persuasively communicate complex scientific ideas to decision makers in government, industry, and education. This comprehensive guide provides real-world strategies to help scientists develop the essential communication, influence, and relationship-building skills needed to motivate nonexperts to understand and support their science. Instruction, interviews, and examples demonstrate how inspiring decision makers to act requires scientists to extract the essence of their work, craft clear messages, simplify visuals, bridge paradigm gaps, and tell compelling narratives. The authors bring these principles to life in the accounts of science champions such as Robert Millikan, Vannevar Bush, scientists at Caltech and MIT, and others. With Championing Science, scientists will learn how to use these vital skills to make an impact.
Biochemistry for Materials Science: Catalysis, Complexes and Proteins unlocks recent developments in the field of biochemistry through a series of case studies, enabling materials scientists to harness these advances for innovation in their own field, from the design of bio-inspired materials, to the use of new classes of catalyst. The book is broken up into six independent parts that include an introduction to seven recent discoveries, a discussion of the fundamental knowledge and techniques of biochemistry, a look at a number of biochemical materials, and an exploration of the areas of life science, organic chemistry and inorganic-related materials. The book concludes with a discussion of cosmochemistry.Presents recent developments in biochemistry that can be harnessed for innovation in materials scienceUtilizes case studies to illustrate the application of various biochemistry conceptsProvides readers with the fundamental knowledge of basic chemistry relating to life-forming materials, catalysis, etc.
´´It is not a question of merely making certain communications. Presenting them in a manner consistent with a conscientious view of the corresponding plane of life is the real challenge. This is the plane where the loftiest ambitions are often handled poorly, and where knowledge and superstition can become confused one with the other.´´
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