Rabi. Scientist and Citizen

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John-S Rigden - .
This is a welcome reissue with a new preface of John Rigden's stellar biography of I. I. Rabi, one of the most influential physicists of the twentieth... Lire la suite
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Résumé

This is a welcome reissue with a new preface of John Rigden's stellar biography of I. I. Rabi, one of the most influential physicists of the twentieth century. Rabi's discovery of the magnetic resonance method won him the Nobel Prize in 1944 and stimulated research leading to, among other things, refinements in quantum electro dynamics, refined molecular beam methods, radio astronomy with the hydrogen 21-cm line, atomic clocks, and solid state masers. "A steadily fascinating account of an exemplary life. Rigden gives the lay reader a clear idea of what the physicist is seeing, what leads him to such strange thoughts. His account of 'The Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer' gives more useful information in a few pages than I could find in the near thousand-page transcript of the hearing." Howard Nemerov, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Professor of English, Washington University "The twentieth century [was] a time of high adventure in physics. It is no wonder that Rabi, with his ebullience and complex genius and wisdom found his profession 'wonderful.' As Rigden demonstrates in this complete and very good book, physics was wonderful for Rabi and Rabi was wonderful for physics." R. R. Wilson, Science

Sommaire

    • American Physics Becomes Pre-eminent
    • Copernicus Comes to Brooklyn
    • The Physicist Emerges from the Wilderness
    • Learning the Melody
    • Classroom Lecturer
    • Nearer to God
    • The Resonance Method
    • The Hydrogens: 1933-40
    • The Human Side of Physics: The Birth of Radiofrequency Spectroscopy
    • Rabi Goes to War
    • The MIT Rad Lab
    • Los Alamos Advisor
    • Radar and the Bomb in War and in Peace
    • The Part-Time Physicist
    • The Broader Stage
    • "How Well We Meant"
    • Rabi and Oppenheimer
    • Statesman of Science
    • Wisdom: Toughness with a Smile.

Caractéristiques

  • Date de parution
    02/11/2000
  • Editeur
  • ISBN
    0-674-00435-3
  • EAN
    9780674004351
  • Présentation
    Broché
  • Nb. de pages
    302 pages
  • Poids
    0.5 Kg
  • Dimensions
    15,6 cm × 23,4 cm × 2,3 cm

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Biographie de John-S Rigden

John S. Rigden is Director of Special Projects at the American Institute of Physics.

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