By G. J. Hyland

ISBN-10: 3319148516

ISBN-13: 9783319148519

This biography offers a stimulating and coherent combination of medical and private narratives describing the various achievements of the theoretical physicist Herbert Fröhlich. For greater than part a century, Fröhlich was once an the world over well known and lots more and plenty revered determine who exerted a decisive impression, frequently as a ‘man prior to his time’, in fields as assorted as meson idea and biology. even though top identified for his contributions to the idea of dielectrics and superconductivity, he labored in lots of different fields, his most vital legacy being the pioneering creation quantum field-theoretical tools into condensed topic physics in 1952, which revolutionised the following improvement of the topic. Gerard Hyland has written an soaking up and informative account, during which Herbert Fröhlich’s magnetic character shines via.

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