Julian Schwinger: the Physicist, the Teacher, and the Man

Julian Schwinger: the Physicist, the Teacher, and the Man

By: Yee Jack Ng (editor)Hardback

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In the post-quantum-mechanics era, few physicists, if any, have matched Julian Schwinger in contributions to and influence on the development of physics. A deep and provocative thinker, Schwinger left his indelible mark on all areas of theoretical physics; an eloquent lecturer and immensely successful mentor, he was gentle, intensely private, and known for being "modest about everything except his physics". This book is a collection of talks in memory of him by some of his contemporaries and his former students: A Klein, F Dyson, B DeWitt, W Kohn, D Saxon, P C Martin, K Johnson, S Deser, R Finkelstein, Y J Ng, H Feshbach, L Brown, S Glashow, K A Milton, and C N Yang. From it, one can get a glimpse of Julian Schwinger, the physicist, the teacher, and the man. Altogether, this book is a must for all physicists, physics students, and others who are interested in great legends.

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Contents

Recollections of Julian Schwinger, A. Klein; Schwinger's response to the award of an Honorary Degree at Nottingham; Schwinger's "The Greening of Quantum Field Theory - George and I", F. Dyson; the uses and implications of curved-spacetime propagators - a personal view, B. DeWitt; overview of density functional theory, W. Kohn; the early years of Julian Schwinger - personal recollections, K. Johnson; Julian Schwinger - personal recollections, S. Deser; Julian Schwinger - the QED period at Michigan and the source theory period at UCLA, R. Finkelstein; Schwinging a sorcerer's wand - Julian and I, Y.J. Ng; Julian Schwinger - reminiscences and nuclear physics, H. Feshbach; an important Schwinger legacy - theoretical tools, L. Brown; the road to electroweak unification, S. Glashow; Julian Schwinger - source theory and the UCLA years - from magnetic charge to the Casimir effect, K.A. Milton; Julian Schwinger, C.N. Yang.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/1996
  • ISBN13: 9789810225315
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 212
  • ID: 9789810225315
  • weight: 526
  • ISBN10: 9810225318

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