Essays on the Future

In Honor of Nick Metropolis

  • Siegfried S. Hecker
  • Gian-Carlo Rota

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Harold Agnew
    Pages 1-3
  3. Robert L. Ashenhurst
    Pages 5-10
  4. Kenneth Baclawski
    Pages 11-26
  5. N. L. Balazs
    Pages 45-59
  6. J. Arthur Freed
    Pages 61-72
  7. R. W. Hamming
    Pages 73-81
  8. Michael Hawrylycz
    Pages 83-105
  9. Daniel J. Kleitman
    Pages 123-134
  10. N. H. Krikorian
    Pages 153-172
  11. Peter D. Lax
    Pages 173-176
  12. Theodore T. Puck
    Pages 209-215
  13. M. R. Raju
    Pages 217-231
  14. R. D. Richtmyer
    Pages 233-236
  15. Jack Schwartz
    Pages 237-240
  16. Robert Sokolowski
    Pages 241-254
  17. Edward Teller
    Pages 255-259
  18. Edward Teller
    Pages 261-264
  19. Michael S. Waterman
    Pages 265-276

About this book


This collection represents a unique undertaking in scientific publishing to honor Nick Metropolis. Nick was the last survivor of the World War II Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, and was an important member of the Los Alamos national Laboratory until his death in October, 1999. In this volume, some of the leading scientists and humanists of our time have contributed essays related to their respective disciplines, exploring various aspects of future developments in science and society, philosophy, national security, nuclear power, pure and applied mathematics, physics and biology, particle physics, computing, and information science.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Siegfried S. Hecker
    • 1
  • Gian-Carlo Rota
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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