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Scientific temperaments : three lives in contemporary science / Philip J. Hilts.

New York : Simon and Schuster, [1982] .
ISBN 9780671225339, 0671225332

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Subjects Artificial intelligence -- History.
Artificial intelligence.
Biology -- Research -- History.
Biology -- Research.
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory -- History.
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Kunstmatige intelligentie.
McCarthy, John, 1927-2011.
Ptashne, Mark.
Scientists -- United States -- Biography.
United States.
Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000.
Description 302 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date [1982]
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Robert Wilson, the particle physicist who designed and built some of the great machines of physics, including one of the largest and most elegant ever constructed--the Fermilab Accelerator. Mark Ptashne, the brilliant Harvard geneticist who turned his sixteen-year obsession with the macabre habits of a single microorganism into one of the most important works in contemporary biology. John McCarthy, one of the founding fathers of artificial intelligence. As the inventor of time sharing, computer languages and other computer esoterica. McCarthy, more than any other person, created the systems and ideas that made the home computer possible.
Contents The main ring : Robert Wilson and the building of Fermilab -- On Divinity Avenue : Mark Ptashne and the revolution in biology -- Doll inside a doll : John McCarthy and the evolution of artificial intelligence.
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8688830
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Hilts, Philip J.
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