By G. J. Hyland
This biography presents a stimulating and coherent mix of medical and private narratives describing the numerous achievements of the theoretical physicist Herbert Fröhlich. For greater than part a century, Fröhlich used to be an the world over well known and masses revered determine who exerted a decisive impression, frequently as a ‘man prior to his time’, in fields as assorted as meson concept and biology. even if most sensible identified for his contributions to the speculation of dielectrics and superconductivity, he labored in lots of different fields, his most crucial legacy being the pioneering advent quantum field-theoretical tools into condensed subject physics in 1952, which revolutionised the following improvement of the topic. Gerard Hyland has written an soaking up and informative account, within which Herbert Fröhlich’s magnetic character shines via.
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Herbert Fröhlich: A Physicist Ahead of His Time (Springer Biographies) by G. J. Hyland