The Resource Sir Rudolf Peierls : selected private and scientific correspondence, Vol. 2, [edited by] Sabine Lee

Sir Rudolf Peierls : selected private and scientific correspondence, Vol. 2, [edited by] Sabine Lee

Label
Sir Rudolf Peierls : selected private and scientific correspondence, Vol. 2
Title
Sir Rudolf Peierls
Title remainder
selected private and scientific correspondence
Title number
Vol. 2
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Sabine Lee
Title variation
Selected private and scientific correspondence
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • ger
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
This edition of the private and scientific correspondence of Sir Rudolf Peierls gives a unique insight into the life and work of one of the greatest theoretical physicists of the 20th century. Rudolf Peierls' scientific work contributed to the early developments in quantum mechanics, and he is well known and much appreciated for his contributions to various disciplines, including solid state physics, nuclear physics, and particle physics. As an enthusiastic and devoted teacher, he passed on his knowledge and understanding and inspired the work of collaborators and students alike. As an effective administrator he was responsible, almost single-handedly, for the establishment of an outstanding successful centre of theoretical physics in Birmingham, and later contributed much to theoretical physics in Oxford. A meticulous collector of correspondence, Sir Rudolf left a fascinating collection of letters, in some cases spanning more than seven decades. This collection includes correspondence with his parents, his wife, the Russian-born physicist Genia Kannegieser, life-long friends such as Hans Bethe, and many great physicists, including Wolfgang Pauli, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Lev Landau, and George Placzek, to name but a few. The second volume, which covers the years 1945 to 1995, contains fascinating documents from the early postwar period, when Peierls, like many of his colleagues elsewhere, attempted to rebuild academic life in the aftermath of the Second World War. Materials from the 1950s provide evidence for the significance of the research undertaken by Peierls' group at Birmingham, and for the positive impact of his determined implementation of international exchange on the development of theoretical physics. Later documents illustrate the role played by Peierls in nuclear disarmament, and as a link between East and West through his own personal contacts and within international organisations such as the Pugwash Movement. The extensive apparatus provides an invaluable background which allows the reader to put the documents into their multi-faceted social, political and scientific context
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
Language note
In English and German
LC call number
QC16.P375
LC item number
A4 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Sir Rudolf Peierls : selected private and scientific correspondence, Vol. 2, [edited by] Sabine Lee
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 1064) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editorial comments -- 6. Resettling at Birmingham: postwar physics in the UK -- 7. Birmingham: a 'most stimulating theoretical group' -- 8. 1954-1963: spreading the seeds of the Birmingham group -- 9. 1963-1974: Oxford -- 10. 1974-1986: retirement -- two birds of passage -- 11. 1986-1995: the tree needs to grow new rings
Control code
ocn568401925
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 1108 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812797056
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
portraits
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not applicable
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.b36392601
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)568401925
  • acaebk981279705X

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