Item description for Simple Views on Condensed Matter (Series in Modern Condensed Matter Physics, Vol 4) by Pierre-Gilles De Gennes...
The works of the 1991 Nobel prize winner in physics, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, have transformed condensed matter physics. Over the last three decades, he has left his indelible mark on an astonishing variety of condensed matter topics - magnets, superconductors, liquid crystals, polymers, interfaces, wetting and adhesions, and chirality. In doing so, he has bridged the gap between solid state physics and physical chemistry, and has forged close links between experimentalists and theoreticians. In awarding him the 1991 Nobel prize for his theoretical studies on liquid crystals and polymers, the Nobel foundation has paid tribute to his undoubted genius in discovering mathematical simplicity and elegance in the most complex and "messy" of systems. His deep insights into these fields have enabled others to exploit liquid crystals in technology and have paved the way for physicists to work on polymers. This book presents a personal selection of the major works of de Gennes. It comes complete with afterthoughts by the author on his main papers, explaining their successes or weaknesses, and the current views on each special problem. This collector's volume contains all the important works of de Gennes which have made a lasting impact on our understanding of condensed matter, and serves as a reference book for all condensed matter physicists and physical chemists. It also bears testimony to the genius of a remarkable man.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.26" Width: 7.48" Height: 0.76" Weight: 2.09 lbs.
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 981020910X ISBN13 9789810209100