Nobel Laureates and Twentieth-Century Physics

Nobel Laureates and Twentieth-Century Physics

by Mauro Dardo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521540089

ISBN-13: 9780521540087

Pub. Date: 10/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Using an original approach, Mauro Dardo recounts the major achievements of twentieth-century physics—including relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, the invention of the transistor and the laser, superconductivity, binary pulsars, and the Bose-Einstein condensate—as each emerged. His year-by-year chronicle, biographies and revealing

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Using an original approach, Mauro Dardo recounts the major achievements of twentieth-century physics—including relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, the invention of the transistor and the laser, superconductivity, binary pulsars, and the Bose-Einstein condensate—as each emerged. His year-by-year chronicle, biographies and revealing personal anecdotes help bring to life the main events since the first Nobel Prize was awarded in 1901. The work of the most famous physicists of the twentieth century—including the Curies, Bohr, Heisenberg, Einstein, Fermi, Feynman, Gell-Mann, Rutherford, and Schrödinger—is presented, often in the words and imagery of the prize-winners themselves. Mauro Dardo is Professor of Experimental Physics at Amedeo Avogadro University. He has served as Dean of the new Faculty of Sciences at the University of Turin in Alessandria, Piedmont, and has also served as Director of the university's new department of Sciences and Advanced Technologies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521540087
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
546
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Founding fathers; 3. Highlights of classical physics; Part I. The Triumphs of Modern Physics (1901–50): 4. New foundations; 5. The quantum atom; 6. The golden years; 7. The thirties; 8. The nuclear age; Part II. New Frontiers (1951–2003): 9. Wave of inventions; 10. New vistas on the cosmos; 11. The small, the large - the complex; 12. Big physics - small physics; 13. New trends.

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