Progress in Surface and Membrane Science

Progress in Surface and Membrane Science

Volume 13

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editors: D. A. Cadenhead, J. F. Danielli
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224961

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Physics: 1901-1921 presents the Nobel lectures, presentation addresses, and biographies of scientists who won the Nobel Prize in Physics during the years 1901-1921. These Nobel laureates include Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, Antoine Henri Becquerel, Pierre and Marie Curie, Joseph John Thomson, Gabriel Lippmann, Guglielmo Marconi, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. Their lectures cover topics ranging from the theory of electrons and the propagation of light to radioactivity, cathode rays, and carriers of negative electricity. This volume begins with the presentation speech by C. T. Odhner, president of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and former rector of the National Archives, for Röntgen, followed by Röntgen's lecture. This is followed by presentation speeches, lectures, and biographies of other physicists such as Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Pieter Zeeman, Antoine Henri Becquerel, Pierre and Marie Curie, Lord Rayleigh, Philipp Eduard Anton von Lenard, Joseph John Thomson, Albert Abraham Michelson, Gabriel Lippmann, Guglielmo Marconi, Carl Ferdinand Braun, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Wilhelm Wien, Nils Gustaf Dalén, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, and Max von Laue. Other Nobel Prize winners featured in this book are William Henry Bragg, William Lawrence Bragg, Charles Glover Barkla, Max Planck, Johannes Stark, Charles-Édward Guillaume, and Albert Einstein. This book will be of interest to physicists and other scientists.

Table of Contents


  • Foreword

    Publisher's Note

    1901 Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

    Motivation

    Presentation

    Biography

    1902 Hendrik Antoon Lorentz and Pieter Zeeman

    Motivation

    Presentation

    The Theory of Electrons and the Propagation of Light

    Biography

    Light Radiation in a Magnetic Field

    Biography

    1903 Antoine Henri Becquerel, Pierre Curie and Marie Sklodowska-Curie

    Motivation

    Presentation

    On Radioactivity, a New Property of Matter

    Biography

    Radioactive Substances, Especially Radium

    Biography

    Biography

    1904 Lord Rayleigh (John William Strutt)

    Motivation

    Presentation

    The Density of Gases in the Air and the Discovery of Argon

    Biography

    1905 Philipp Eduard Anton von Lenard

    Motivation

    Presentation

    On Cathode Rays

    Biography

    1906 Joseph John Thomson

    Motivation

    Presentation

    Carriers of Negative Electricity

    Biography

    1907 Albert Abraham Michelson

    Motivation

    Presentation

    Recent Advances in Spectroscopy

    Biography

    1908 Gabriel Lippmann

    Motivation

    Presentation

    Colour Photography

    Biography

    1909 Guglielmo Marconi and Carl Ferdinand Braun

    Motivation

    Presentation

    Wireless Telegraphic Communication

    Biography

    Electrical Oscillations and Wireless Telegraphy

    Biography

    1910 Johannes Diderik van der Waals

    Motivation

    Presentation

    The Equation of State for Gases and Liquids

    Biography

    1911 Wilhelm Wien

    Motivation

    Presentation

    On the Laws of Thermal Radiation

    Biography

    1912 Nils Gustaf Dalén

    Motivation

    Presentation

    Biography

    1913 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes

    Motivation

    Presentation

    Investigations Into the Properties of Substances at Low Temperatures, Which Have Led, Amongst Other Things, to the Preparation of Liquid Helium

    Biography

    1914 Max von Laue

    Motivation

    Presentation

    Concerning the Detection of X-Ray Interferences

    Biography

    1915 William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg

    Motivation

    Account of the Braggs' Work

    Biography

    The Diffraction of X-Rays by Crystals

    Biography

    1916 ( Prize Not Awarded )

    1917 Charles Glover Barkla

    Motivation

    Account of Barkla's Work

    Characteristic Röntgen Radiation

    Biography

    1918 Max Planck

    Motivation

    Presentation

    The Genesis and Present State of Development of the Quantum Theory

    Biography

    1919 Johannes Stark

    Motivation

    Presentation

    Structural and Spectral Changes of Chemical Atoms

    Biography

    1920 Charles-Édouard Guillaume

    Motivation

    Presentation

    Invar and Elinvar

    Biography

    1921 Albert Einstein

    Motivation

    Presentation

    Fundamental Ideas and Problems of the Theory of Relativity

    Biography

    Name Index

    Subject Index

    Index of Biographies

Product details

  • No. of pages: 542
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224961

About the Editors

D. A. Cadenhead

J. F. Danielli

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biochemical Pharmacology,School of Pharmacy,State University of New York at Buffalo,Buffalo, New York

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