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PHYS 362: Modern Physics + Physics Nobel Winners: 1920s

A Research Guide to assist students in their Nobel Laureate Project.

1920 — Metallurgy

Charles-Édouard Guillaume

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech given in French

About Guillaume: 

Featured: The Dictionary of World Biography (p 1502, GoogleBooks)

Book: Mechanics (GoogleBooks)

Article: The Anomaly of the Nickel-Steels (IOP pdf / SS linker page / direct article link)

Nickel Steel Alloy

Relativity + Entangled States

Wave Nature of Electrons

Photoelectric Effect

1923 — Photoelectric Effect

Robert A. Millikan

Nobel Lecture / Biography

No Banquet Speech given

About Millikan: 

Featured: A to Z of Physicists (p 22)

Featured: Remarkable Physicists: From Galileo to Yukawa (p 221)

Featured: "Letter to George Hale" in Science in America (p 365)

Featured: Early Days of X-ray Crystallography

1924 — X-Ray Spectroscopy

Manne Siegbahn

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech given in Swedish

About Siegbahn:

Featured: "Letter to Ivar Kalberg" inside Science in America (p 387)

Featured: Early Days of X-ray Crystallography

1925 — Atomic Physics

James Franck

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech given in German

About Franck: 

Featured: A to Z of Physicists (p 104)


Gustav Hertz

Nobel Lecture / Biography

About Hertz:

Short bio inside Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists (p 697, GoogleBooks)

Personal Evalutations of Gustav Hertz by Johannes Stark

Featured: The Historical Development of Quantum Theory (p 197, GoogleBooks)

1926 — Molecular Physics

Jean-Baptiste Perrin

Nobel Lecture / Biography

No Banquet Speech was given

About Perrin: 

Featured: A to Z of Physicists (p 226)

 

1927 — X-Radiation

Arthur H. Compton

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech

About Compton:

Featured: A to Z of Physicists (p 64)

Featured: The Nobel Scientists (p 147)

Featured: Science in the Early 20th Century (p 59)

Featured: "Letter from Ernest Rutherford" inside Science in America (p 375)


Charles T. R. Wilson

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech

About Wilson:

Featured: A to Z of Pysicists (p 334)

Featured: The Nobel Scientists (p 148)

Featured: Science in the Early 20th Century (p 59)

Article: "Condensation of water vapour in the presence of dust-free air and other gases" in Classical Scientific Papers (p 311)

Article: On an expansion apparatus for making visible the tracks of ionising particles in gases and some results obtained by its use

Sunbeams

1928 — Thermionics

Sir Owen W. Richardson

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech

About Richardson: 

Featured: "Letter from Clinton Davisson" inside Science in America (p 371)

Featured: The Nobel Scientists (p 149)

Book: The Electron Theory of Matter (GoogleBooks)

Book: The Emission of Electricity from Hot Bodies (GoogleBooks)

Richardson's Effect

1929 — Wave Mechanics

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