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Ziman, John Michael (1925-2005)


Langue d'expression : Anglais
Date de naissance : 16 -  05 -  1925
Date de mort : 01 -  2005
Genre : Masculin


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Mathématicien, physicien, épistémologiste


Internet, alt.obituaries, 2005-02-26

Information trouvée : John Michael Ziman was born in New Zealand on May 16 1925. He took a doctorate in Mathematics and Physics at Balliol. He remained at Oxford as a junior lecturer in Mathematics and from 1953 as a Pressed Steel Company research fellow. In 1954, he was appointed to a lectureship in Physics at Cambridge, where he also took up a fellowship at King's. There he carried out fundamental research into the theory of electrical and magnetic properties of solid and liquid metals In 1964 he was appointed Professor of Theoretical Physics at Bristol University and in 1968 published his first philosophical book, Public Knowledge. Ziman was one of the founders and, from 1976 to 1990, chairman of the Council for Science and Society. On his retirement in 1982, Ziman took up a visiting professorship at Imperial College, and in 1986 he became founding director of the Science Policy Support Group From 1994 Ziman was convener of the Epistemology Group, which studies the evolution of knowledge and invention. He was chairman of the Council of Science and Society from 1976 to 1990 and chairman of the European Association for the Study f Science and Society from 1982 to 1986. He was an active member of the Pugwash conferences on science and world affairs. John Ziman died on January 2.

Public knowledge : an essay concerning the social dimension of science / by J. M. Ziman, 1968

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