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PHYS 362: Modern Physics + Physics Nobel Winners: 1990s

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

Linear Electron Accelerator

1991 —Condensed Matter Physics

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes

Nobel Lecture / Biography

Banquet Speech

About de Gennes: 

Chapter: "Bubbles, Foams and Other Fragile Objects" inside A Century of Ideas: Perspectives from Leading Scientists of the 20th Century

Book: Pierre-Gilles de Gennes - A Life in Science

Delphi Detector @ CERN

Binary Pulsars

1994 — Condensed Matter Physics

Neutron Scattering

Magneto-Optical Trap

Electroweak Interactions

1999 — Particle Physics

Gerardus 't Hooft

Nobel Lecture (video) / Biography

About 't Hooft: 

Featured: A to Z of Physicists (p 145)

Chapter: "The Unique Beauty of the Subatomic Landscape" inside From the PS to the LHC - 50 Years of Nobel Memories in High-Energy Physics

Chapter: "A Confrontation with Infinity" inside A Century of Ideas - Perspectives from Leading Scientists of the 20th Century

Chapter: "How will Science Transform Human Society?" inside The Way We Will be 50 Years from Today - 60 of the World's Greatest Minds Share Their Visions of the Next Half Century

Book: Three Roads to Quantum Gravity

Book: Playing with Planets

Book: Time in Powers of Ten 

Article: A planar diagram theory for strong interactions








Martinus J.G. Veltman

Nobel Lecture (video) / Biography

Banquet Speech (video)

About Veltman:

Video Interview

Featured: A to Z of Physicists (p 315)

Book: Diagrammatica - The Path to Feynman Diagrams

Book: Facts and Mysteries in Elementary Particle Physics

Article: Second threshold in weak interactions


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