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PHYS 362: Modern Physics + Physics Nobel Winners: 1960s

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

1960 — Particle Physics

Donald A. Glaser

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech 

About Glaser:

Featured: A to Z of physicists (p 124)

Featured: Great Minds - Reflections of 111 Top Scientists (p 38)

Book: Candid Science: More Conversations with Famous Scientists (p 519, GoogleBooks)

Article: A Nobel Prize for Michigan Research in The Michigan Alumnus

Article: Characteristics of bubble chambers

Bubble Chamber

1961 — Nuclear Physics

Robert Hofstadter

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech

About Hofstadter:

Book: High-energy Electron Scattering Tables (GoogleBooks)

Book: Richard Hofstadter: An Intellectual Biography (GoogleBooks)

Article: Nuclear and nucleon scattering of high-energy electrons

 


Rudolf L. Mössbauer

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech given in German

About Mössbauer:

Featured: A to Z of physicists (p 203)

Book: The Rudolf Mössbauer Story - His Scientific Work and Its Impact on Science (GoogleBooks)

Paper: What is the Mössbauer Effect

Article: The discovery of the Mössbauer effect

 

1962 — Quantum Mechanics

Lev D. Landau

No Nobel Lecture was given / Biography

Banquet Speech given in French

About Landau: 

Featured: A to Z of physicists (p 172)

Book: Under the Spell of Landau - When Theoretical Physics was Shaping Destinies

Article: On the problem of turbulence

1963 — Atomic Theory

Eugene P. Wigner

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech 

About Wigner:

Featured: A to Z of physicists (p 330)

Book: The physical theory of neutron chain reactors

Book: The Recollections Of Eugene P. Wigner

Book: Distribution functions in physics: fundamentals (ebook)

Article: On the behavior of cross sections near thresholds


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Maria G. Mayer

Nobel

Lecture / Biography

About Mayer: 

Featured: Remarkable physicists : from Galileo to Yukawa (p 364) 

Featured: A life of one's own - three gifted women and the men they married

Featured: Encyclopedia of Women's History in America (p 102, GoogleBooks)

Chapter: "Maria Goeppert Mayer and Rosalind Franklin: The Politics of Partners and Prizes in the Heroic Age of Science" inside The Madame Curie complex - the hidden history of women in science

Article: On closed shells in nuclei

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


J. Hans D. Jensen

Nobel Lecture / Biography

About Jensen:

Chapter: "The Shell Model" inside Alpha-, Beta- and Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy (GoogleBooks)

Article: On the "magic numbers" in nuclear structure

Nuclear Shell Structure

1965 — Quantum Electrodynamics

Sin'iciro Tomonaga

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech

About Tomonaga: 

Website: Feynman Lectures

Featured: A to Z of physicists (p 303)

Featured: Remarkable physicists : from Galileo to Yukawa (p 372) 

Chapter: "Feynman, Schwinger, ... and Tomonaga" inside The infinity puzzle - quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe (p 55)

Book: The Story of Spin

Book: QED and the Men Who Made It : Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga 

Article: Remarks on Bloch's Method of Sound Waves applied to Many-Fermion Problems


Julian S. Schwinger

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech

About Schwinger: 

Featured: A to Z of physicists (p 274)

Chapter: "Feynman, Schwinger, ... and Tomonaga" inside The infinity puzzle - quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe (p 55)

Book: Climbing the Mountain - The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Book: Julian Schwinger - The Physicist, The Teacher & the Man

Book: QED and the Men Who Made It : Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga 

Artice: On Gauge Invariance and Vacuum Polarization


Richard P. Feynman

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech

About Feynman:

Featured: A to Z of physicists (p 94)

Featured: Scientists, Mathematicians + Inventors  (p 73)

TED Talk: My Friend Richard Feynman

Chapter: "Feynman, Schwinger, ... and Tomonaga" inside The infinity puzzle - quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe (p 55)

Chapter: "Richard Feynman and a prelude to the standard model" inside Present at the creation - the story of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider

Book: Feynman (graphic novel)

Book: QED and the Men Who Made It : Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga 

Book: Quantum Man - Richard Feynman's Life in Science

Book: You are wrong, Mr Einstein! : Newton, Einstein, Heisenberg, and Feynman discussing quantum mechanics

Books by Feynman:

Book: Feynman's Tips on Physics: A Problem-Solving Supplement to the Feynman Lectures on Physics

Book: The Feynman Lectures on Physics [Online version]

Book: "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" Adventures of a Curious Character

Book: What do You Care What Other People Think? - Further Adventures of a Curious Character

Book: QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

Book: Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics, Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher

Article: Space-Time Approach to Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

 

1966 — Hertzian Resonances

Alfred Kastler

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech given in French

About Kastler: 

Article: Optical methods of atomic orientation and of magnetic resonance

 

Laser Forest

Quarks

1969 — Particle Physics

Murray Gell-Mann TED TALK

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