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[Book review] Driven to Innovate: A Century of Jewish Mathematicians and Physicists

[Book review] Driven to Innovate: A Century of Jewish Mathematicians and Physicists

Bradshaw, Noel-Ann (2011) [Book review] Driven to Innovate: A Century of Jewish Mathematicians and Physicists. The London Mathematical Society Newsletter (401). p. 20.

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Abstract

It is well known that many notable mathematicians and physicists have been of Jewish descent, but in what way did this affect their lives and contribute to their success? In Driven to Innovate, the distinguished mathematician (and former President of the LMS) loan James examines the lives of thirty-five Jewish mathematicians and physicists born in the nineteenth century. Whilst many suffered as a result of anti-Semetic prejudices or circumstances, James also shows how their Jewishness played a part in their achievements.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Review of book - Driven to Innovate: A Century of Jewish Mathematicians and Physicists by Ioan James, Peter Lang 2009, 312 pp, £25, 978-906165-22-2.
Uncontrolled Keywords: driven to innovate, Jewish mathematicians
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:18
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7108

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