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By Darryl J. Leiter

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One other very important survey within the impressive Scientists sequence, A to Z of Physicists focuses not just at the lives and personalities of these profiled, but additionally on their learn and contributions to the sector. a desirable and demanding component of this quantity is the eye paid to the hindrances that girls and minority physicists have triumph over to arrive their own ambitions. via incidents, quotations, and pictures, the entries painting whatever of the human face that's frequently misplaced in books on technology and scientists. A to Z of Physicists beneficial properties one hundred fifty entries and 50 black-and-white photos. Culturally inclusive and spanning the total diversity of physicists from precedent days to the current day, this is often a terrific source for college kids and normal readers attracted to the background of physics or the numerous features of the private lives of vital physicists.

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He was born in Zurich, Switzerland, on October 23, 1905, to Gustav Bloch, a wholesale grain dealer, and Agnes Mayer Bloch, Gustav’s cousin from Vienna. Living in Zurich, where he developed his lifetime love of mountains, from 1912 to 1918, he attended primary and secondary school. His childhood was marred by the death of his 12year-old sister, who had been his main support in dealing with painful feelings of exclusion at school. He loved the clarity and beauty of mathematics and was also drawn to music.

Vol. 64. : National Academy Press, 1994, pp. 34–71. ᨳ Bloembergen, Nicolaas (1920– ) Dutch/American Theoretical and Experimental Physicist, Laser Spectroscopist Nicolaas Bloembergen made his mark on 20thcentury physics through his contributions to the technology of the laser, the revolutionary device that creates and amplifies a narrow, intense beam of coherent light, and its forerunner, the maser. His three-level crystal maser proved strikingly more powerful than earlier gaseous masers and became the most widely used microwave amplifier.

With W. W. Hansen and M. E. Packard, he devised a new method that used an electromagnetic procedure (initially called nuclear magnetic induction) for the study of nuclear moments in solids, liquids, or gases. , rotation), of the nuclear magnetic moments of neutrons and the electromagnetic signals that would be emitted from them in the nuclear magnetic induction process, using formulas that became known as the Bloch equations. Only a few weeks after successfully performing this work, he learned that Purcell and his Harvard collaborators had independently made the same discovery, using a resonance method involving energy absorption of radiation in a cavity.

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