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Author Hyland, G. J. (Gerard Joseph), author.

Title Herbert Fröhlich : a physicist ahead of his time / G.J. Hyland ; with a foreword by Fanchon Fröhlich.

Published Cham : Springer, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xxi, 263 pages) : illustrations.
Series Springer Biographies
Springer biographies.
Springer English/International eBooks 2015 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Chronology -- Prologue -- Early life in Germany.- Moving on -- the years of exile.- Life in Bristol -- The Liverpool years -- the first Professor of Theoretical Physics -- The Liverpool years -- from Professor to Professor Emeritus -- Epilogue.
Summary This biography provides a stimulating and coherent blend of scientific and personal narratives describing the many achievements of the theoretical physicist Herbert Fröhlich. For more than half a century, Fröhlich was an internationally renowned and much respected figure who exerted a decisive influence, often as a ?man ahead of his time?, in fields as diverse as meson theory and biology. Although best known for his contributions to the theory of dielectrics and superconductivity, he worked in many other fields, his most important legacy being the pioneering introduction quantum field-theoretical methods into condensed matter physics in 1952, which revolutionised the subsequent development of the subject. Gerard Hyland has written an absorbing and informative account, in which Herbert Fröhlich?s magnetic personality shines through.
Other author Fröhlich, Fanchon, writer of foreword.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Fröhlich, H. (Herbert), 1905-1991.
Physicists -- Biography.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319148519
3319148508 (print)
9783319148502 (print)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-14851-9