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PHYS 362: Modern Physics + Physics Nobel Winners: 1930s

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

Raman Scattering

1930 — Optics

Sir Chandrasekhara V. Raman

Nobel Lecture / Biography

No Banquet Speech was given

About Raman:

Featured: A to Z of Physicists (p 238)

Featured: Scientists, Mathematicians +Inventors (p 169)

Article: The diffraction of light by high frequency sound waves

1932 — Quantum Mechanics

Werner Heisenberg

Nobel Lecture / Biography

No Banquet Speech given

About Heisenberg:

Featured: A to Z of Physicists (p 136)

Featured: Remarkable Physicists (p 343)

Featured: Scientists, Mathematicians + Inventors (p 101)

Chapter: "The Uncertainty Principle" inside The Autobiography of Science (p 555)

BookYou are wrong, Mr Einstein! : Newton, Einstein, Heisenberg + Feynman Discussing Quantum Mechanics

Article: Consequences of Dirac theory of the positron

Schrödinger Videos

Schrödinger's Cat: 60-Second Adventures in Thought

Schrödinger's Cat & Quantum Mechanics

Schrödinger's Cat: A Thought Experiment

1933 — Atomic Theory

Erwin Schrödinger

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech given in German

About Schrödinger: 

Featured: A to Z of physicists (p 271)

Featured: Remarkable Physicists: From Galileo to Yukawa (p 295)

Chapter: "Science and the Human Temperment" inside The Autobiography of Science (p 551)

Book: Nature and the Greeks and Science and Humanism

Article: An undulatory theory of the mechanics of atoms and molecules 


Paul A.M. Dirac

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech 

About Dirac:

Featured: A to Z of physicists (p 72)

Featured: Remarkable Physicists: From Galileo to Yukawa (p 353)

Book: Reminiscences about a great physicist - Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac 

Article: Quantised singularities in the electromagnetic field

Neutrons

1935 — Nuclear Physics

Sir James Chadwick

Nobel Lecture / Biography

No Banquet Speech given

About Chadwick

Featured: A to Z of Physicists (p 52)

Featured: Scientists, Mathematicians + Inventors (p 46)

Article: The existence of a neutron

1936 — Cosmic Radiation / Particle Physics

Victor F. Hess

Nobel Lecture / Biography

About Hess: 

Featured: Radioactivity: Introduction + History (p 347)

Article: Penetrating Radiation in Seven Free Balloon Flights

 


Carl D. Anderson

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech

About Anderson: 

Featured: A to Z of physicists (p 52)

Article: The positive electron

Cosmic Radiation

1937 — Electron Physics + Diffraction

Clinton J. Davisson

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech

About Davisson: 

Featured: A to Z of Physicists (p 71) 

Featured: "Letter to Owen Richardson" inside Science in America (p 371)


Sir George P. Thomson

Nobel Lecture / Biography

About Thomson: 

Book: The Atom

Book: The Inspiration of Science

Fermi Paradox Visually


1938 — Radioactivity

Enrico Fermi

Nobel Lecture / Biography

No Banquet Speech given

About Fermi: 

Featured: A to Z of Physicists (p 91)

Featured: Scientists, Mathematicians + Inventors (p 72)

Featured: Remarkable Physicists (p 335)

Chapters: "The Chicago Pile-I: The First Chain Reaction" and "Fermi was as Cool as a Cucumber" inside The Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb in the Words of its Creators, Eyewitnesses, and Historians 

Book: Thermodynamics

Book: Fermi Remembered

Book: Enrico Fermi: Physicist

FERMI PARADOX

Great explanation of the Fermi Paradox

 


Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago, is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory specializing in high-energy particle physics, named for Enrico Fermi.

 

 

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