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Love and Physics: The Peierls

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This special book is a compilation of essays on a remarkable but little-known story that lasted over half a century of world-renown physicist, the late Sir Rudolf Peielrs and his wife Genia Kannegiser. Peierls' collected a lot of prestigious awards in his lifetime, and in the beginning of WW2, he and Otto Frisch were responsible for the inception of the Anglo-American nucl ...more
Paperback, 450 pages
Published June 30th 2019 by World Scientific Publishing Company
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Mar 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
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The author is a colleague of my father's, so he (my father) shared the foreword with me. It's fascinating, and the book looks to be as well!
Barry Simon
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have a prepublication copy. I have long known of Rudolph Peierls’ celebrated work on phase transitions in the Ising model and I know he was a mentor to two of my coauthors (Lieb and Dyson) but I didn’t realize he was also the head of the British delegation at Los Alamos nor of his fascinating life. This book, a collection of letters mainly to and from the Peierlses and commentary linking them together, is a fascinating book and a joy to read. It’s an unusual format for a book on the history of ...more
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