Books by Edward Tufte are currently on display in the Fermilab Library. Tufte is an American statistician and professor emeritus of political science, statistics, and computer science at Yale University. He is noted for his writings on information design and as a pioneer in the field of data visualization. Tufte is best known for his trilogy of self-published books on analytical design: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (1983, 2001), Envisioning Information (1990) and Visual Explanations (1997). Each offers practical advice on aspects of data display and provide historic and contemporary examples. Regarded as the primary authority on the presentation of information by designers, information architects, engineers, and scientists, Tufte’s work has also generated a strong mainstream interest.
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The aim of this book is to provide graduate students and young researchers a comprehensive tutorial in modern neutrino physics, with emphasis on the educational aspects. It provides an overview of the basics and of recent achievements in the field, from both experimental and theoretical points of view.
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