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The Adventurous Life of Friedrich Georg Houtermans, Physicist (1903-1966)

2013. Buch. xiv, 152 S.: 20 s/w-Abbildungen, Bibliographien. Softcover
Springer ISBN 978-3-642-32854-1
Format (B x L): 15,5 x 23,5 cm
Gewicht: 266 g
In englischer Sprache
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The physicist Friedrich Houtermans (1903-1966) was an essential promoter and proponent of the development of physics in Berne. He introduced a number of activities in the field of elementary particles, with a special focus on the physics of cosmic rays, and important contributions in applied physics.

This biography of Houtermans was written by Edoardo Amaldi and was almost finished just before his unexpected death in 1989. The editors have only corrected typographical errors and have introduced only minimal text changes in order to preserve the original content. Additionally they have collected and included unpublished pictures and memories from Houtermans’ students and collaborators. The text is the result of a thorough and intensive study on Houtermans’ life and character carried out by Edoardo Amaldi. It is more than a biography, since the figure of Houtermans is set in a historical perspective of Europe between the two world wars. This book will be of great interest to historians and historians of science.

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Unique biography of F. G. Houtermans Goes beyond the biography of Houtermans and gives a clear picture of the life of scientists between the two world wars Contains unpublished original pictures and original memories from students and collaborators Provides unique information to historians and historians of physics
Von: link iconEdoardo Amaldi, Prof. Edoardo Amaldi (5 September 1908 – 5 December 1989) was an Italian physicist. He graduated under the supervision of Enrico Fermi. After the second world war, Amaldi held the chair of "General Physics" at the Sapienza University of Rome. He was the co-founder of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics, and of CERN and ESRO. He pioneered the European  search for gravitational waves. Edorardo Amaldi is the original author of the Houtermans biography and left behind an incomplete version of i. Herausgegeben von: link iconSaverio Braccini, link iconAntonio Ereditato und link iconPaola Scampoli