Adventures in Order and Chaos: A Scientific Autobiography by George Contopoulos

By George Contopoulos

for a few years i used to be organizing a weekly seminar on dynamical astronomy, and that i used to make a few old feedback on each topic, together with a few anecdotes from my contacts with many best scientists through the years. I defined additionally the advance of assorted topics and the emergence of latest ideasindynamicalastronomy. Thenseveralpeoplepromptedmetowritedown those feedback, which can't be present in papers, or books. hence, i made a decision to put in writing this ebook, which incorporates my stories through the years. i'm hoping that this booklet can be useful to astronomy scholars worldwide. in the course of my decades of educating, as a traveling professor, in American Universities (1962-1994, Yale, Harvard, MIT, Cornell, Chicago, Maryland and Florida) i used to be inspired by way of the standard of my graduate scholars. such a lot of them have been very vivid, asking penetrating questions, and getting ready their homework in an ideal approach. In a number of circumstances, rather than a ?nal exam, I assigned to them a few small examine tasks and so they awarded their effects on the finish of the path. They have been very good in getting ready the correct slides and in featuring their ends up in a concise and transparent way.

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