Pais, A. A tale of two continents : a physicist's life in a turbulent world
Abraham Pais. A tale of two continents: a physicist's life in a turbulent world
In A Tale of Two Continents physicist, Abraham Pais writes of his life in war (hiding from the Gestapo for five years) and peace (learning to call the Dodgers "Bums"). David Gross of the Institute of Theoretical Physics says, "The book teems with anecdotes and stories of the great men and women he encountered, wonderful stories that often capture the personalities of these historical figures in a single paragraph. For the scores of thumbnail portraits alone, the book is worth the price." Pais interleaves his more personal recollections with the story of post-war particle physics, providing the most accessible history of the field yet written.
Princeton University Press
Abraham Pais, physics - history, physicists - biography
The Rockefeller University, "Pais, A. A tale of two continents : a physicist's life in a turbulent world" (1997). RU Authors. 142.