Rabi, Scientist and Citizen

Rabi, Scientist and Citizen

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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 20th 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 electrodynamics, refined molecular beam methods, radio astronomy with the hydrogen 21-cm line, atomic clocks and solid state lasers.One reason is the low caliber of the scientists recent administrations have employed. (aquot;A degree in chemistry or physics ... 44 Bethe, a calculator without peer, could reduce many a vague idea to hard numbers. There was Edward Purcell, anbsp;...


Title:Rabi, Scientist and Citizen
Author: John S. Rigden
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2000
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