An Endless Frontier
By (author) Sunny Y. Auyang
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Engineering by Sunny Y. Auyang
Book DescriptionGenetic engineering, nanotechnology, astrophysics, particle physics: we live in an engineered world, one where the distinctions between science and engineering, technology and research, are fast disappearing. This book shows how, at the dawn of the 21st Century, the goals of natural scientists - to discover what was not known - and that of engineers - to create what did not exist - are undergoing an unprecedented convergence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674019782
(235mm x 155mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sunny Y. Auyang
Mind in Everyday Life and Cognitive Science, Hardback (April 2001)
This work proposes a model of an "open mind emerging from the self-organization of infrastructures," which it opposes to prevalent models that treat mind as a disembodied brain or computer, subject to the control of external agents such as neuroscientists and programmers.
Foundations of Complex-system Theories, Paperback (August 1999)
Analyzes approaches to the study of complexity in the physical, biological, and social sciences.
How is Quantum Field Theory Possible?, Paperback (July 1995)» View all books by Sunny Y. Auyang
This is the first book-length philosophical analysis of quantum field theory, and the first in which the philosophies of space-time, quantum mechanics and interacting systems are addressed in a unified framework. The conceptual structure of quantum field theory is articulated in common terms, and compared to traditional philosophical categories.
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Author Biography - Sunny Y. Auyang
Sunny Y. Auyang, who has worked as a research scientist at Hewlett-Packard and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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