The Harvest of a Century
Discoveries in Modern Physics in 100 Episodes
By (author) Siegmund Brandt
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Harvest of a Century by Siegmund Brandt
Book DescriptionPhysics was the leading science of the twentieth century and the book retraces important discoveries, made between 1895 and 2001, in 100 self-contained episodes. Each is a short story of the scientists involved, their time, and their work. Together they form a mosaic of modern physics: formulating relativity and quantum mechanics, finding the constituents of matter and unravelling the forces between them, understanding the working of conductors and semiconductors, discovering and explaining macroscopic quantum effects (superconductivity, superfluidity, quantum Hall effect), developing novel experimental techniques like the Geiger counter and particle accelerators, building revolutionary applications like the transistor and the laser, and observing astonishing features of our cosmos (expanding universe, cosmic background radiation). The text is intended for easy reading. Occasionally, a more thorough discussion of experimental set-ups and theoretical concepts is presented in special boxes for readers interested in more detail. Episodes contain extensive references to biographies and original scientific literature. The book is richly illustrated by about 600 portraits, photographs and figures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199544691
(253mm x 195mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Physics was the leading science of the twentieth century and the book retraces important discoveries, made between 1895 and 2001, in 100 self-contained episodes. Each is a short story of the scientists involved, their time and their work. The book is richly illustrated byabout 600 portraits, photographs, and figures.
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Author Biography - Siegmund Brandt
Siegmund Brandt Professor Emeritus Physics Department University of Siegen Germany Born 1936 in Berlin. Diploma 1959 and Ph.D. 1963 under Wolfgang Paul at Bonn University. Staff member at CERN 1962-65. Privatdozent at Heidelberg University 1966-72. Professor of Physics at Siegen University since 1972 , member of the Foundation Senate 1972-80, Professor Emeritus since 2001. Participation in particle-physics experiments at the accelerator centres CERN and DESY, starting 1961. Co-author and author of textbooks on different field of physics and on data analysis, which appeared in ten languages. Chairman, Particle Physics Section, German Physical Society 1986-89. Chairman, Scientific Council, DESY 1990-93. Member, Scientific-Technical Council, Research Centre Julich 1982-2002.
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