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PHYS 362: Modern Physics + Physics Nobel Winners: 1980s

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

1980 — Particle Physics

James W. Cronin

Nobel Lecture / Biography

About Cronin:

 Video Interview

Article: The Case for the Supercollider

 


 

Val L. Fitch


Nobel Lecture / Biography

 

Banquet Speech

About Fitch:

Video Interview

 

Laser Spectroscopy

1981 —Optics + Chemical Physics

Nicolaas Bloembergen

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech

Video Interview

About Bloembergen:

Chapter: "Nobel Laureate for Nonlinear Optics & Spectroscopy" inside The pioneers of NMR and magnetic resonance in medicine - the story of MRI 


Arthur L. Schawlow

Nobel Lecture / Biography

About Schawlow: 

Book: Microwave Spectroscopy (GoogleBooks)

Article: Infrared and optical masers

 

 

 


Kai M. Siegbahn

Nobel Lecture / Biography

About Siegbahn: 

Article: Vibrational and lifetime line broadenings in ESCA

 

1982 — Elementary Particle Theory

Stars

1983 — Astrophysics

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech 

About Chandrasekhar:

Featured: Science in the Early Twentieth Century

Book: Chandra: A Biography of S. Chandrasekhar

Books by Chandrasekhar: 

A Scientific Autobiography: S. Chandrasekhar (GoogleBooks)

Radiative Transfer

Hydrodynamic and Nydromagnetic Stability

Plasma Physics: A Course Given at the University of Chicago

Article: Ellipsoidal figures of equilibrium

 

"Science is a perception of the world around us. Science is a place where what you find in nature pleases you."

- S. Chandrasekhar

 


 

William A. Fowler

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech

 

 

1984 — High-Energy Particle Physics

Carlo Rubbia

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech 

 

Books about Rubbia: 

Video interview

 


Simon van der Meer

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Books about van der Meer:

Chapter: "The Long-Term Future of Particle Accelerators" inside A Century of Ideas: Perspectives from Leading Scientists of the 20th Century

Quantum Hall Effect

1985 — Condensed-Matter Physics

Klaus von Klitzing

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech

About von Klitzing:

Video Interview

 

Scanning Electron Microscope

1986 — Electron Microscopy

Ernst Ruska

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech

About Ruska:

Patent: Electron microscope, US 2267137 A

Magazine Article: Nobel Award Resolves Row over Microsope, New Scientist 1987

Short Biography inside Medical Pioneers

Article: The development of the electron microscope and of electron microscopy


Gerd Binnig

Nobel Lecture / Biography

About Binnig: 

Featured: Superconductivity - A Very Short Introduction (p 98)

Short Biography inside The 100 Most Influential Inventors of All Time (GoogleBooks)

Article: Surface studies by scanning tunneling microscopy


Heinrich Rohrer

Nobel Lecture / Biography

About Rohrer: 

Video Interview

Short Biography inside The 100 Most Influential Inventors of All Time (GoogleBooks)

Chapter: "Atomic Consciousness" inside Mind, Life, and Universe - Conversations with Great Scientists of our Time 

Article: Tunneling through a controllable vacuum gap

Muon Neutrino

1988 — Particle Physics

Atomic Clock

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