Hans Christian von Baeyer

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Hans Christian von Baeyer (born 1938) is a Chancellor Professor of Physics at the College of William and Mary. His books include Information: The New Language of Science and Warmth Disperses and Time Passes: The History of Heat.

Recipient of the Science Journalism Award of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Magazine Award, which cites his "uncommon literary grace".[1][2] He also received the 2005 Andrew Gemant Award for science writing, for prose "crisp, captivating and illuminating" with "depth, passion and clarity" in the ideas conveyed.[3]


  • Rainbows, Snowflakes, and Quarks: Physics and the World Around Us. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1984. ISBN 0-07-067545-7.
  • The Fermi solution: Essays on Science. New York: Random House. 1993. ISBN 0-679-40031-1.
  • Taming the Atom: The Emergence of the Visible Microworld (Penguin Science). London, England: Penguin Books Ltd. 1994. ISBN 0-14-015621-6.
  • Warmth Disperses and Time Passes: The History of Heat. New York: The Modern Library. 1999. ISBN 0-375-75372-9.
  • Information: The New Language of Science. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 2004. ISBN 0-674-01387-5.


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