Adventures in Order and Chaos: A Scientific Autobiography by George Contopoulos

By George Contopoulos

for a few years i used to be organizing a weekly seminar on dynamical astronomy, and that i used to make a few ancient feedback on each topic, together with a few anecdotes from my contacts with many top scientists through the years. I defined additionally the improvement of assorted topics and the emergence of latest ideasindynamicalastronomy. Thenseveralpeoplepromptedmetowritedown those comments, which can't be present in papers, or books. therefore, i made a decision to write down this e-book, which includes my studies through the years. i'm hoping that this booklet will be necessary to astronomy scholars around the globe. in the course of my a long time of educating, as a traveling professor, in American Universities (1962-1994, Yale, Harvard, MIT, Cornell, Chicago, Maryland and Florida) i used to be inspired by way of the standard of my graduate scholars. so much of them have been very vibrant, asking penetrating questions, and getting ready their homework in an ideal means. In a number of instances, rather than a ?nal exam, I assigned to them a few small study tasks they usually offered their effects on the finish of the path. They have been very good in getting ready the correct slides and in proposing their leads to a concise and transparent way.

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