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  Steven Weinberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Steven Weinberg (born May 3, 1933) is an American physicist.
Weinberg graduated from Bronx High School of Science in 1950, and received his Bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1954, living at the Cornell branch of Telluride Association, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University in 1957, studying under Sam Treiman.
Weinberg is also known for his support of Israel.
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 Steven Weinberg - Wikipedia
Steven Weinberg (lahir 1933) ialah fisikawan AS yang memenangkan Hadiah Nobel Fisika tahun 1979 bersama dengan Sheldon L. Glashow dan Abdus Salam untuk sumbangan mereka pada persatuan lemah dan interaksi elektromagnetik antara unsur dasar, termasuk, inter alia, perkiraan arus netral lemah.
Steven Weinberg besar di New York City, di mana ayahnya bekerja sebagai stenograf pengadilan.
Sekitar 1967, Weinberg merumuskan bahwa gaya elektromagnetik dan gaya lemah ialah sama pada tingkat energi yang amat tinggi.
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 A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Steven Weinberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Steven Weinberg grew up in New York City, where his father worked as a court stenographer.
Around 1967, Weinberg theorized that the electromagnetic and the weak forces are the same at extremely high energy levels.
Weinberg and others who worked on this theory, Sheldon Glashow and Abdus Salam, were awared the Nobel Prize in 1979.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bpwein.html   (312 words)

 Steven Weinberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Weinberg and Glashow were members of the same classes at the Bronx High School of Science, New York City (1950), and Cornell University (1954).
Weinberg was able to show that despite their apparent dissimilarities, photons and bosons are actually members of the same family of particles.
Weinberg conducted research at Columbia University and at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory before joining the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley in 1960.
physics.nobel.brainparad.com /steven_weinberg.html   (324 words)

 Steven Weinberg, Weak Interactions, and Electromagnetic Interactions
Steven "Weinberg is a professor of physics and astronomy at UT [The University of Texas] Austin and is founding director of the Theory Group in the College of Natural Sciences.
Weinberg is the author of the prize-winning book The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe (which has been translated into 22 foreign languages) as well as Gravitation and Cosmology, The Discovery of Subatomic Particles, Dreams of a Final Theory and The Quantum Theory of Fields.
Weinberg was the recipient of the Scientist as Poet prize from Rockefeller University for "extraordinary achievements in conveying — with passionate clarity — the ideas, history, explanatory power and aesthetic dimensions of fundamental physics." The citation mentioned two of Weinberg's books.
www.osti.gov /accomplishments/weinberg.html   (455 words)

 Habatat Galleries - Images for Steven Weinberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Weinberg has found fishing buoys cast up on the shore, weathered and stamped with a number, carrying the fisherman’s sign and history of his livelihood.
Weinberg abstracts the vessel with a number of methods that are distinctly his.
Weinberg is represented in the permanent collections of many major Art Museums around the world, including the Musee Des Artes Decoratifs at the Musee Du Louvre, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and LA County Museum in Los Angeles California.
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 Interview: Steven Weinberg (PBS)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Steven Weinberg is a theoretical physicist at the University of Texas at Austin.
WEINBERG: It is true that this use of the word "God," this metaphorical use of the word "God" comes naturally to physicists.
WEINBERG: I don't see any clear evidence that the laws of nature or the constants of nature as we know them are fine tuned to allow life.
www.meta-library.net /transcript/wein-body.html   (3830 words)

 Steven Weinberg on the Conflict Between Religion and Science
Weinberg would eventually win the Nobel Prize in physics for developing a theory that unified electromagnetic force and the so-called weak interaction, two of the four fundamental forces.
Science, Weinberg insists, is not merely a belief system and certainly is not, as philosopher Paul Feyerabend suggested, “a superstition.” Science is the path to truth, Weinberg thinks, and he is not shy about showing his irritation with philosophers who disagree.
Weinberg has a ready explanation for those to point to what seems to be evidence of conscious design, such as the just-right radioactive state of carbon or the very low energy density of empty space (the small “cosmological constant”).
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/weinberg.html   (1363 words)

 William Traver Gallery : Steven Weinberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Steven Weinberg is most noted for his very detailed and polished cast crystal sculptures.
Since receiving his MFA in 1979, Weinberg has become a major artist with works included in the Musee des Arts Decoratifs at the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Weinberg's new works are spiritual celebrations of vision, imagination, and the vessels we understand as our bodies.
www.travergallery.com /artists/sw_main.html   (126 words)

 BatesNow | May 14, 2002 | Bates commencement to be held May 27; Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg to speak
Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg, recognized internationally as one of the world’s most profound thinkers and as a scientist who bridges the literacy gap for general audiences, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree and speak at the 136th commencement at Bates College.
Weinberg has written more than 200 scientific articles, one of which is the most cited paper on particle physics of the past 50 years.
Weinberg was educated at Cornell, Copenhagen and Princeton, and has taught at Columbia, Berkeley, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard.
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 The First Three Minutes - Steven Weinberg
Reading The First Three Minutes by Steven Weinberg was one of main factors that inspired me to take an MSc in Astronomy in 1980, where I based my main project around his advanced textbook Gravitation and Cosmology.
The standard model of cosmology hasn't changed in the last ten years, especially in the area of particle creation during the Big Bang in which Steven Weinberg is a leading expert.
Steven Weinberg provides a comprehensive, fast paced, and highly literate account of the radical observations that underpin today's theories of cosmology - for instance, the galactic red shifts observed by Hubble and the cosmic microwave background radiation detected by Penzias and Wilson.
www.321books.co.uk /reviews/astronomy/first-three-minutes.htm   (287 words)

 "Free People From Superstition", Steven Weinberg speaks, Freethought Today April 2000
Weinberg addressed the audience at the 22nd annual Freedom From Religion Foundation convention in San Antonio last November on "insidious" creationist arguments, the Big Bang and its evidences, public misunderstandings of the scientific method, and his rejection of religion.
Weinberg confessed he has almost envied his friends in evolutionary biology for being on the front lines fighting the creationists.
Weinberg does not know "whether or not we're headed for another Dark Age when people do start crusades and jihads and pogroms again, or whether the course of rationalism and humanitarianism is going to continue, and religion will gradually dwindle into something much less important.
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 The Austin Chronicle Politics: Capitol Chronicle
In 1979, Weinberg won the Nobel Prize in physics, and he has been for many years a defense research consultant, working at one time on the still-unsolved problem of consistently distinguishing decoys from missile warheads.
Weinberg makes three strong arguments against missile defense: It is technically impractical if not literally impossible, it devotes scarce resources against the least likely nuclear threat, and it encourages the proliferation of nuclear weapons while simultaneously increasing the likelihood of nuclear catastrophe.
Preoccupied as we currently are with "rogue states" and terrorists, Weinberg argues that there are much cheaper and more likely ways for such enemies to attack, and for which missile defense is no answer.
www.austinchronicle.com /issues/dispatch/2002-02-08/pols_capitol.html   (1163 words)

 Harvard University Press: Facing Up
In a recent New York Times profile, James Glanz remarked, "Steven Weinberg is perhaps the world's most authoritative proponent of the idea that physics is hurtling toward a 'final theory,' a complete explanation of nature's particles and forces that will endure as the bedrock of all science forevermore.
Each of these essays, which span fifteen years, struggles in one way or another with the necessity of facing up to the discovery that the laws of nature are impersonal, with no hint of a special status for human beings.
Steven Weinberg, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Texas, is the author of many books, including The Quantum Theory of Fields, and, for general readers, The First Three Minutes and Dreams of a Final Theory.
www.hup.harvard.edu /catalog/WEIFAC.html   (246 words)

 Steven Weinberg - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Weinberg, Steven, born in 1933, American physicist and Nobel laureate.
Born in New York City, Weinberg graduated from Cornell University in 1954,...
Throughout the 1960s physicists worked on a comprehensive theory to explain why different types of elementary particles exist and why they behave the...
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 Peace Corps Online | September 8, 2001 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram : Dr. Steven Weinberg appointed Associate Director of ...
Weinberg, a former member of the State Republican Executive Committee, said he wanted to end his career with public service, but he was not sure how.
When George W. Bush was elected president, Weinberg sent his resume to Washington to see whether there was a position where he could use his medical, missionary or legal experience.
Until then, Weinberg said he and his wife, Vicki, are caught in a whirlwind of packing and trying to find a place to live.
peacecorpsonline.org /messages/messages/2629/1009875.html   (1211 words)

 Technorati Tag: Steven Weinberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg in The First Three Minutes explains the logic of the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR): (a) if there wasn't...
Locate Steven A Weinberg Current address and phone number available.
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 Steven J Weinberg, Trial Lawyer, 30 years experience helping victims of Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death in ...
Steve Weinberg has been specializing in representing injured patients and their families in Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury and Wrongful Death cases for over 30 years.
Steve Weinberg is a California medical malpractice attorney handling cases in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and throughout the state of California.
Weinberg represent clients as your medical malpractice lawyer, all matters involving the case will be kept confidential.
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 Contra Weinbergium: Steven Weinberg, ++Rowan Williams, and Ernest Gellner on fundamentalism and liberalism
Perhaps worse, Weinberg indiscriminately lumps together all so-called "religious liberals" with no awareness or interest in the often sharp differences among so-called "liberals." He shows no awareness of significant distinctions in their actual views, or major differences in their actual degree of rejection or acceptance of various traditional beliefs.
Another dogmatic agnostic/atheist of the Steven Weinberg type showing a total incomprehension of liberal and middle-of-the-road Christian theology was the Czech-English cultural anthropologist and social philosopher Ernest Gellner (1925-1995).
Again like Weinberg, he seems to have lumped together all so-called "liberal theologians" with no awareness of or interest in significant distinctions in their actual views, or major differences in their actual degree of rejection or acceptance of various traditional beliefs.
www.rci.rutgers.edu /~lcrew/joyanyway/joy233.html   (2391 words)

 Steven Weinberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Library: Modern Documents: William Edelen: Steven Weinberg (August 2000)
Steven Weinberg is one of the true, authentic, Renaissance men of our time.
The New York Times ran a beautiful profile on Weinberg, making note of the fact that he lost all of his mother's family in the holocaust, has a brilliant wife who is a professor of Law at the University of Texas, and is so sensitive he "cannot hear La Boheme without dissolving.''
www.infidels.org /library/modern/william_edelen/stevenweinberg.html   (453 words)

 Steven Weinberg Books
Richard P. Feynman and Steven Weinberg Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics: The 1986 Dirac Memorial Lectures
Steven Weinberg The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe
Steven Weinberg Gravitation and Cosmology : Principles and Applications of the General Theory of Relativity
www.kolmogorov.com /weinberg1.html   (252 words)

 Amherst College : News & Events : News Releases : Steven Weinberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Weinberg’s talk, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at Amherst College and the Forry Fund in Philosophy and Science as part of a series on “Science and the Limits of Explanation,” is free and open to the public.
Steven Weinberg, wrote James Glanz in The New York Times earlier this year, “is perhaps the world’s most authoritative proponent of the idea that physics is hurtling toward a ‘final theory,’ a complete explanation of nature’s particles and forces that will endure as the bedrock of all science forevermore.
He is also a powerful writer whose prose can illuminate—and sting.” His research in quantum field theory, elementary particle physics and cosmology, has earned him many honors, including the Nobel Prize and the National Medal of Science.
www.amherst.edu /~pubaff/news/news_releases/00/weinberg.html   (272 words)

 Steven Weinberg Winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics
Steven Weinberg Winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics
Steven Weinberg — Autobiography (submitted by Chinnappan Baskar)
Steven Weinberg's UT Homepage (submitted by I. Gurwich)
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 Contemporary Glass Sculpture and Art Glass News, March 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Steven Weinberg is an inventor, a visionary, a philosopher, an artist.
Weinberg was also a forerunner in the U.S. in the use of cast glass, inventing and designing techniques and equipment used widely by glass artists today.
Weinberg's boats open up this logical incongruity by abstracting the material qualities of water… Weinberg may be the closest thing in glass to a magic realist.
www.holstengalleries.com /nl/302.html   (1091 words)

 Positive Atheism's Big List of Steven Weinberg Quotations
Later, Weinberg was asked about the anti-evolutionists' arguments that they are only advocating for "more" or "better" science.
Religious people have grappled for millennia with the theodicy, the problem posed by the existence of suffering in a world that is supposed to be ruled by a good God.
Though aware that there is nothing in the universe that suggests any purpose for humanity, one way that we can find a purpose is to study the universe by the methods of science, without consoling ourselves with fairy tales about its future, or about our own.
www.positiveatheism.org /hist/quotes/weinberg.htm   (1216 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist's Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Weinberg is optimistic that such a theory, rejected as a possibility by philosophers such as Popper, can indeed be unravelled.
Weinberg shows a good understanding of philosophy, critically examining scientific method and questioning the relevance of philosophy to this methodology in the modern world.
Weinberg provides an interesting case that it can – but I won’t spoil the fun by giving away his arguments here.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0679744088   (476 words)

 Wall of Americans - Remember, Respond, Recover. - - - - - - - -
The father of three young children was working on the 78th floor of Tower 2 when the second of two hijacked planes tore into the building.
A supervisor at an accounting job he held years ago was so impressed with Weinberg that he introduced him to his niece, Laurie Rudin.
Despite his commute to Manhattan, where he was an accounting manager for Baseline, a unit of Thomson Financial Co., Weinberg was involved in the lives of his children, Lindsay, 12; Samuel, 8; and Jason, 6.
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