Nishina Memorial Lectures: Creators of Modern Physics / Edition 1

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Overview

This volume is a collection of Nishina Memorial Lectures delivered by distinguished physicists during the past 50 years at the invitation of the Nishina Memorial Foundation. The Lectures commemorate Yoshio Nishina, the father of modern physics in Japan. Listen to the voice of W. Heisenberg: in the right column you can download the first minutes of his lecture "Abstraction in Modern Science" recorded in 1967! You can read the remainder of this lecture and all other lectures online via the link under "E-content". It is hoped that this volume will help young readers to grasp and enjoy the progress of modern physics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9784431770558
  • Publisher: Springer Japan
  • Publication date: 12/19/2007
  • Series: Lecture Notes in Physics Series , #746
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 402
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Abstraction in Modern Science
Werner Karl Heisenberg

2. Yoshio Nishina, the Pioneer of Modern Physics in Japan
Ryogo Kubo

3. Tomonaga Sin-Itiro : A Memorial unskip ignorespaces — Two Shakers of Physics
Julian Schwinger

4. The Discovery of the Parity Violation in Weak Interactions and Its Recent Developments
Chien-Shiung Wu

5. Origins of Life
Freeman J. Dyson

6. The Computing Machines in the Future
Richard P. Feynman

7. Niels Bohr and the Development of Concepts in Nuclear Physics
Ben R. Mottelson

8. From X-Ray to Electron Spectroscopy
Kai Siegbahn

9. Theoretical Paradigms for the Sciences of Complexity
Philip W. Anderson

10. Some Ideas on the Aesthetics of Science
Philip W. Anderson

11. Particle Physics and Cosmology: New Aspects of an Old Relationship
Leon Van Hove

12. The Experimental Discovery of CP Violation
James W. Cronin

13. The Nanometer Age: Challenge and Change
Heinrich Rohrer

14. From Rice to Snow
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes

15. SCIENCE —- A Round Peg in a Square World
Harold Kroto

16. Are We Really Made of Quarks?
Jerome I. Friedman

17. Very Elementary Particle Physics
Martinus J.G. Veltman

18. The Klein-Nishina Formula & Quantum Electrodynamics
Chen Ning Yang

Appendix. List of Nishina Memorial Lectures

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