Alan Turing, het Enigma: Het boek waarop de film The by Andrew Hodges,Patty Adelaar,Ronnie Boley,Stina de PDF

By Andrew Hodges,Patty Adelaar,Ronnie Boley,Stina de Graaf,Arjanne van Luipen,Nannie de Nijs-Blik Plasman,Nicole Seegers

ISBN-10: 9048829739

ISBN-13: 9789048829736

Er is niet veel overdreven aan de stelling dat de Britse wiskundige Alan Turing de geallieerden heeft gered in hun strijd tegen de Nazi's, dat hij de uitvinder was once van de desktop, de bedenker van kunstmatige intelligentie en een voorloper in de strijd om vrijheid voor homoseksuelen - en dat alles voordat hij, forty-one jaar oud, zelfmoord pleegde.

Deze schitterende biografie vertelt het definitieve verhaal van een uitzonderlijk genie en een even uitzonderlijk leven. Alan Turings grote kracht used to be zijn briljante analytische geest gecombineerd met zijn gave voor het ontwerpen van 'intelligente' machines. In 1940 wist hij met zijn vindingen de Duitse Enigma-code te kraken - de code waarmee de Duitse lucht- en zeemacht alle communicatie beveiligde. Hij bracht er het Duitse oorlogscommando een slag mee toe die de oorlog bekortte en vele mensenlevens redde. Het used to be niet Turings enige wapenfeit. Al voor de oorlog werkte de briljante wiskundige aan het notion van een universele computer, een idee dat hij in 1945 uitwerkte tot de allereerste digitale computer.

In 1952 kwam een abrupt einde aan de glansrijke carrière van Alan Turing, toen hij door de autoriteiten werd opgepakt wegens homoseksualiteit, een strafbaar feit dat in die tijd nog actief werd vervolgd.

In het land dat hij zes jaar lang in het belang van de vrijheid had gediend, volgde een veroordeling en een mensonterende behandeling. In 1954 pleegde Alan Turing, forty-one jaar oud, zelfmoord. Alan Turing, het Enigmaverscheen voor het eerst in 1983 en kreeg een glorieuze ontvangst. Enkele jaren geleden volgde een herziene editie, ingeleid door Douglas Hofstadter.

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New PDF release: Fondatori: Startup come opportunità per te, per la tua

By Luca De Biase,Luca Tremolada

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L'innovazione è l. a. strada maestra consistent with los angeles crescita e l'occupazione. E los angeles nascita di nuove imprese cutting edge è un motore fondamentale dell'innovazione nell'economia contemporanea. Fondare un'impresa può essere un'esperienza entusiasmante. Ma come si avvia una startup che possa avere successo? Dove si trova aiuto? E quali sbocchi si possono cercare? Alcuni dei grandi protagonisti della scena delle startup italiane raccontano l. a. loro storia, spiegano quello che hanno imparato e offrono i loro consigli. Si rivolgono a chi vuole lanciare una startup e anche alle imprese che possono trovare nell'acquisto di una startup un modo in keeping with innovare se stesse. Inoltre, propongono ai cittadini italiani una visione orientata a sostenere una coverage volta a facilitare l. a. nascita di nuove imprese innovative.

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Download e-book for iPad: Changing Women's Lives by Alison Wilson

By Alison Wilson

ISBN-10: 1910065331

ISBN-13: 9781910065334

Rosemary Murray (1913-2004) used to be the eldest of six young ones in a contented, gifted and vigorous family members whose deeply-engrained perspective of carrier to the neighborhood she inherited. She studied chemistry at Oxford, changing into one of many first ladies at LMH to accomplish a DPhil. in technology, and started an educational profession as a lecturer at Royal Holloway university. The charmed global of Rosemary's adolescence and scholar days vanished unexpectedly with the outbreak of warfare. Enlisting within the WRNS as a score, she served from 1942- forty six, achieving the rank of leader Officer. Post-war she was once head-hunted by means of Cambridge collage as Demonstrator in Chemistry mixed with a Lectureship at Girton university. right here she took an interest in women's schooling, witnessing the luck of the lengthy conflict to permit ladies to take levels and turning into a committee member of the 3rd beginning organization, a flow to establish a 3rd women's collage. ultimately, while New corridor used to be all started, she grew to become its first Tutor-in-Charge, and later, President. She went directly to develop into the 1st lady Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University.

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Download e-book for iPad: George Washington Carver (Christian Encounters Series) by John Perry

By John Perry

ISBN-10: 1595550267

ISBN-13: 9781595550262

Christian Encounters, a chain of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights vital lives from every age and components of the Church. a few are typical faces. Others are unforeseen site visitors. yet all, via their relationships, struggles, prayers, and wishes, uniquely light up our shared experience.

A iteration of 20th-century americans knew him as a gradual, stoop-shouldered previous black guy who enjoyed vegetation and found greater than 100 makes use of for the standard peanut. George Washington Carver is going past the general public picture to chronicle the adventures of 1 of history's most galvanizing and memorable males.

George Washington Carver used to be born a slave. After his mom used to be abducted in the course of the Civil conflict, his former vendors raised him as their very own baby. He used to be the 1st black graduate of Iowa nation, and became down a wage from Thomas Edison greater than the U.S. President to stick on the suffering Tuskegee Institute, the place he taught and inspired terrible black scholars for almost part a century.

Carver used to be an award-winning painter and acclaimed botanist who observed God the author in all of nature. The extra he realized in regards to the global, the extra confident he was once that every little thing in it was once a present from the Almighty, that every one humans have been equivalent in His sight, and that easy methods to achieve recognize from his fellow guy was once to not call for it, yet to earn it.

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By Nathalia Holt

ISBN-10: 0316338923

ISBN-13: 9780316338929

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ISBN-10: 1549114441

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"If Hidden Figures has you itching to benefit extra in regards to the ladies who labored within the house software, decide up Nathalia Holt's full of life, immensely readable historical past, Rise of the Rocket Girls." --Entertainment Weekly

The riveting actual tale of the ladies who introduced the USA into space.

In the Nineteen Forties and 50s, while the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory wanted quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they did not flip to male graduates. quite, they recruited an elite crew of younger girls who, with in basic terms pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, reworked rocket layout, helped lead to the 1st American satellites, and made the exploration of the sunlight method attainable.

For the 1st time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the tales of those women--known as "human computers"--who broke the bounds of either gender and technological know-how. in response to wide study and interviews with the entire dwelling contributors of the crew, Rise of the Rocket Girls bargains a different point of view at the position of ladies in technological know-how: either the place we now have been, and the a long way reaches of area to which we are heading.

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Download e-book for iPad: Ludwig Boltzmann: The Man Who Trusted Atoms by Carlo Cercignani,Roger Penrose

By Carlo Cercignani,Roger Penrose

ISBN-10: 0198501544

ISBN-13: 9780198501541

ISBN-10: 0198570643

ISBN-13: 9780198570646

This e-book offers the lifestyles and character, the clinical and philosophical paintings of Ludwig Boltzmann, one of many nice scientists who marked the passage from nineteenth- to 20th-Century physics. His wealthy and tragic existence, finishing through suicide on the age of sixty two, is defined intimately. a considerable a part of the publication is dedicated to discussing his clinical and philosophical rules and putting them within the context of the second one half the nineteenth century. the truth that Boltzmann was
the guy who did so much to set up that there's a microscopic, atomic constitution underlying macroscopic our bodies is documented, as is Boltzmann's impression on glossy physics, in particular during the paintings of Planck on mild quanta and of Einstein on Brownian motion.

Boltzmann was once the centre of a systematic upheaval, and he has been proved correct on many the most important matters. He expected Kuhn's thought of clinical revolutions and proposed a idea of information in response to Darwin. His easy effects, while appropriately understood, can be acknowledged as mathematical theorems. a few of these were proved: others are nonetheless on the point of most probably yet unproven conjectures. the most textual content of this biography is written virtually completely with out equations. Mathematical
appendices deepen wisdom of a few technical facets of the subject.

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Haïdar Riad's Sous la lumière, les hommes (French Edition) PDF

By Haïdar Riad

ISBN-10: 2759810828

ISBN-13: 9782759810826

Le 20e siècle a été, à plus d’un titre, celui de l’électron. Gageons que celui que nous vivons sera celui du photon. En prémisse de cette révolution annoncée, ces dernières décennies ont vu l’éclosion accélérée, parfois fulgurante, des recommendations dans plusieurs domaines de los angeles photonique – parmi lesquels l. a. photographie, le laser ou l’astronomie… Ces progrès très récents viennent couronner plusieurs siècles d’une maturation lente et chaotique du savoir humain. On los angeles doit, cette maturation, à los angeles créativité et à los angeles pugnacité d’une poignée de physiciens et mathématiciens bâtisseurs, qui ont laissé leur empreinte à travers les âges.

On think mal aujourd’hui le parcours de ces savants, grands esprits audacieux, caractères courageux et trempés, fins politologues, qui ont construit l. a. technology que nous pratiquons et imaginé le monde tel que nous le connaissons aujourd’hui. Ce livre reprend, à travers une sélection de biographies, comme autant de trajectoires symboliques, les grandes lignes de cette aventure millénaire.

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Download PDF by Luis E. Ramos Guadalupe,Oswaldo Garcia: Father Benito Viñes: The 19th-Century Life and Contributions

By Luis E. Ramos Guadalupe,Oswaldo Garcia

ISBN-10: 1935704621

ISBN-13: 9781935704621

Before Doppler radar and broadcast climate reviews, Spanish-born Benito Viñes (1837–1893) spent many years looking at the skies at Belen Observatory in colonial Cuba, regularly issuing climate experiences and forecasts to neighborhood newspapers. And sooner than hurricane trackers and emergency indicators, Viñes made it his project to educate the general public what he was once studying concerning the climate. He constructed the 1st community of climate commentary stations within the Caribbean, and his examine laid the foundation for the typhoon caution structures we use this day. His occasionally eerily exact typhoon forecasts helped store many lives—earning him the nickname “the typhoon Priest.”

Father Benito Viñes is an engaging examine the lifetime of a guy who labored at the leading edge of climate technological know-how whereas nonetheless ultimate dedicated to his spiritual lifestyles. It explores Viñes as either pioneer within the research of tropical meteorology and a colonial Jesuit priest. With notes that placed his lifestyles into smooth context, this e-book places a far deserved highlight on a determine who performed a very important function in making our lives safer.

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By William Poundstone

ISBN-10: 8446041936

ISBN-13: 9788446041931

En esta cautivadora biografía de Carl Sagan, William Poundstone detalla cómo un joven astrónomo, apasionado por l. a. ciencia y obsesionado con los angeles búsqueda de vida en otros mundos, se transforma en una auténtica superestrella mediática. El Sagan inmediatamente reconocible, invitado imprescindible en l. a. televisión y escritor de extraordinario éxito, abrió a los legos los angeles puerta de entrada a los misterios tanto del cosmos como de l. a. ciencia en common. Buena parte de los angeles comunidad científica vio en él, sin embargo, a un paria, a un descarado buscador de publicidad que se preocupaba más de su imagen y de su fortuna que del avance de los angeles ciencia. Poundstone revela y documenta con rigor los aspectos rara vez tratados de los angeles vida de Sagan: el legítimo e importante trabajo al comienzo de su carrera científica, su capacidad casi obsesiva para embarcarse en proyectos infinitos –como los angeles búsqueda de vida extraterrestre–, pasando por sus aventuras y desventuras matrimoniales, los avatares de su ambición académica y sus conexiones con otros personajes famosos como Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke o Steven Spielberg.
«Carl Sagan. Una vida en el cosmos» constituye una biografía own y científica del que es, sin duda, el astrónomo contemporáneo más conocido, que ha ejercido una enorme influencia sobre multitud de personas a través de sus obras de divulgación científica. El texto de Poundstone ofrece una síntesis, cualificada y documentada con rigor, de los angeles producción científica y divulgativa de este personaje, y además recopila toda una serie de datos personales y vitales de un personaje público conocido y un científico respetable, siempre dispuesto a defender posturas progresistas en el contexto sociopolítico conservador que le tocó vivir.

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Download e-book for kindle: Die Brüder Humboldt: Eine Biographie (Rowohlt Monographie) by Manfred Geier

By Manfred Geier

ISBN-10: 3498025112

ISBN-13: 9783498025113

ISBN-10: 3499623277

ISBN-13: 9783499623271

Die Brüder Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835) und Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) haben Geschichte geschrieben – als Philosoph, Sprachforscher und preußischer Staatsmann der Ältere, als Naturforscher, Schriftsteller und Weltreisender der Jüngere. Jeder leistete auf seinen Gebieten Herausragendes. Vor allem Alexanders Leben und Werk sind in jüngster Zeit wieder neu in den Blickpunkt geraten: durch die Neuausgabe seines monumentalen Buches «Kosmos» und durch Daniel Kehlmanns Roman «Die Vermessung der Welt».
Die Brüder Humboldt waren einander zeitlebens sehr verbunden, dabei aber grundverschieden in Temperament und Interessenlage.
Groß geworden im Zeitalter der Aufklärung, nahmen sie teil am Höhenflug der Klassik, um schließlich einen wissenschaftlichen Universalismus zu entwerfen, der bis heute hochgradig aktuell ist.

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