Two Cultures

Essays in Honour of David Speiser

  • Kim Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. Truesdell and the History of the Theory of Structures

    1. Kim Williams
      Pages 3-9
  3. The Sciences

    1. David Ritz Finkelstein
      Pages 25-38
    2. Giuseppe C. La Rocca, Luigi A. Radicati di Brozolo
      Pages 45-57
    3. Donal Hurley, Michael Vandyck
      Pages 59-70
  4. The History of Science

  5. The Arts

  6. Nuclear Arms

    1. Wolfgang K.H. Panofsky
      Pages 189-192
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 193-201

About this book


David Speiser is Professor Emeritus at the Catholic University of Louvain, where he taught mathematics and physics from 1963 to 1990.  His work in history of science included various publications, some of which are related to art history.  Nephew of mathematician Andreas Speiser, David Speiser's own wide-ranging interests have brought him into contact with a panorama of disciplines.  Editor Kim Williams has assembled a group of notes where scholars contribute essays inspired by their contact with Prof. Speiser in honour of his eightieth birthday.  Topics range from history of sciences to history of art, from architecture theory to music theory, from particle physics to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, to an essay on the very nature of interdisciplinary studies.

Contributors: Alessio Ageno, Jean-Pierre Antoine, Sandro Caparrini, Frans A. Cerulus,
Sidney D. Drell, David Ritz Finkelstein, Laszlo Grenacs, Donal Hurley, Giuseppe La Rocca, Siegmund Levarie, Bernd Lindemann, Giulio Maltese, Wolfgang K.H. Panofsky,
Orietta Pedemonte, Patricia Radelet-de Grave, Luigi A. Radicati di Brozolo, Michael Vandyck, Piero Villaggio, Kim Williams


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