By George Contopoulos
The box of Order and Chaos had a impressive growth within the final 50 years. the most cause used to be using pcs, and the improvement of latest theoretical tools that we name now 'the thought of chaos'. the writer describes this interesting interval in a calm and infrequently funny autobiographical method. He relates his interactions with many folks in dynamical astronomy and he prices numerous anecdotes from those interactions. He refers additionally to his reports while he served in a variety of foreign positions, similar to basic secretary of the IAU and chairman of the magazine Astronomy and Astrophysics. lately the idea of chaos has been prolonged to new parts, like relativity, cosmology and quantum mechanics and it keeps increasing in just about all branches of physics. The ebook describes many vital rules during this box in an easy method. It refers additionally to difficulties of extra normal curiosity, like writing papers and giving lectures and the interplay of authors and referees. ultimately it provides a few worthwhile clients for the way forward for dynamical astronomy and comparable fields.