The Solvay Councils and the Birth of Modern Physics

The Solvay Councils and the Birth of Modern Physics

by Pierre Marage, Gregoire Wallenborn
     
 

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Established in 1911 by the eminent Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay, the Solvay Councils had a major impact on the birth and development of modern physics, especially quantum and nuclear physics. This book presents a lively account of the reports and spirited debates taking place in what Albert Einstein called a "witches' Sabbath". It introduces the reader to the…  See more details below

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Established in 1911 by the eminent Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay, the Solvay Councils had a major impact on the birth and development of modern physics, especially quantum and nuclear physics. This book presents a lively account of the reports and spirited debates taking place in what Albert Einstein called a "witches' Sabbath". It introduces the reader to the basic content of the discussions and their general relevance to physics and to society.

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ISBN-13:
9783764357054
Publisher:
Birkhauser Basel
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
Science Networks. Historical Studies Series, #22
Edition description:
1998
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)

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