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About Freeman Dyson
Freeman Dyson was an outstanding English-American mathematician and physicist. He rose to international prominence due to his astounding works in astronomy and quantum electrodynamics. He was also known for his remarkable achievements in nuclear engineering and solid-state physics.
Before his death, Dyson had established several key concepts, which include the Dyson tree, Dyson sphere, Dyson’s transform and Dyson’s series.
The veteran physicist was also known for his amazing writing skills, which can be seen in some of his popular books including “Infinite in All Directions”, which was published in 1988. He is also credited for authoring the 1999 book titled, “The Sun, the Genome and the Internet”. Dyson is also the author of “The Scientist as Rebel”.
Dyson had two children, George and Esther, with Verena Huber-Dyson, his first wife. In the late 1950s, he got married to Imme Jung, with whom he birthed four more children with – Mia, Emily, Rebecca, and Dorothy.
Dyson was born to seasoned English composer, George Dyson. His mother served as a social worker. Dyson had an older sister named Alice.
As a great physicist and mathematician, Dyson received several accolades and honors. Some of the awards he had received include Lorentz Medal, which was presented to him in 1966.
In 1969, he was honored with the Max Planck Medal. He received the Harvey Prize in 1977.
In 1993, Dyson’s great works and contribution to the development of energy earned him the Enrico Fermi Award.
The veteran physicist passed away (on February 20th, 2020) following complications arising from a fall – he was 96-years-old.
Dyson once served as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
At a very tender age of four, Dyson attempted to calculate the number of atoms present in the sun.
He attended Winchester College between 1936 and 1941.
He had a BA degree in mathematics from the Trinity College, Cambridge in England.
Dyson highly criticized the testing of nuclear weapons.
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Famous quotes by Freeman Dyson
A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.Freeman Dyson
Biology is now bigger than physics, as measured by the size of budgets, by the size of the workforce, or by the output of major discoveries and biology is likely to remain the biggest part of science through the twenty-first century.Freeman Dyson
I have the freedom to do what I want... bright people to talk to every day.Freeman Dyson
I see a bright future for the biotechnology industry when it follows the path of the computer industry, the path that von Neumann failed to foresee, becoming small and domesticated rather than big and centralized.Freeman Dyson
It has become part of the accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology.Freeman Dyson
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.Freeman Dyson
It's better to get mugged than to live a life of fear.Freeman Dyson
Lucky individuals in each generation find technology appropriate to their needs.Freeman Dyson
Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.Freeman Dyson
The purpose of thinking about the future is not to predict it but to raise people's hopes.Freeman Dyson
The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million species will not exhaust the ecological niches that are awaiting the arrival of intelligence.Freeman Dyson
The world of science and the world of literature have much in common. Each is an international club, helping to tie mankind together across barriers of nationality, race and language. I have been doubly lucky, being accepted as a member of both.Freeman Dyson
Unfortunately the global warming hysteria, as I see it, is driven by politics more than by science.Freeman Dyson
Unfortunately things are different in climate science because the arguments have become heavily politicised. To say that the dogmas are wrong has become politically incorrect.Freeman Dyson
We have no reason to think that climate change is harmful if you look at the world as a whole. Most places, in fact, are better off being warmer than being colder. And historically, the really bad times for the environment and for people have been the cold periods rather than the warm periods.Freeman Dyson
What the world needs is a small, compact, flexible fusion technology that could make electricity where and when it is needed. The existing fusion program is leading to a huge source of centralized power, at a price that nobody except a government can afford.Freeman Dyson
F.A.Q. about Freeman Dyson
When is his birthday?
Freeman Dyson's birthday is on December 15, 1923.
In how many days is his birthday?
Freeman's birthday is in 143 days
How old was Freeman when he died?
He was 96 years old.
When did he die?
He died in February 28, 2020.
How old would he be today?
Freeman Dyson would be 97 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Freeman from?
He was born in England, UK.
Freeman Dyson's Popularity
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