Description

Recounts the experiences, appointments and achievements of this eminent scientist. Dealing systematically with Bondi's childhood in Austria, arrival in Cambridge and his important contributions to the field of mathematics before his appointment as Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, the book conveys how an initially strictly academic career led to a range of positions in the public sector finishing with a return to academia.

Readership

Mathematicians and physicists, and all those concerned about the interaction between politics and the development of science

Table of Contents

Vienna
The move to England
The first six months in Egland
Life in Cambridge
Internment
Interregnum
Admiralty Signals Establishment
Thoughts on the Second World War
Life in Cambridge after the War
King's College London
European Space Research Organization
Defence
Energy
Natural Environment Research Council
Churchill College
Reflections

Details

No. of pages:
151
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1990
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483296036
Print ISBN:
9780080372358

About the authors

Hermann Bondi

Affiliations and Expertise

Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, UK

Reviews

"Sir Hermann Bondi's autobiography is a brief and delightful book... Many of his views and insights recorded in this book will be quoted for years to come." --Physics World