AUTHORBrown, Gerald E. / Lee, Chang-Hwan, Eds.
TITLEHans Bethe and His Physics
PUBLISHERWorld Scientific Publishing Co.

Written in response to Hans Bethe’s request that his physics be explained to the world, this book was compiled by the friends and colleagues of the late Nobel laureate, with the help of experts in mathematics and physics, to summarize his work and contributions to society. Consisting mostly of previously published papers, the four-part book introduces Bethe’s research from a colleague’s perspective, reprints tributes to Bethe from Physics Today, and illuminates further areas of Bethe’s work and life. It also considers Bethe's impact on public policy, recounting, for instance, Bethe's defense of colleagues during the McCarthy Era. While the focus of the book is to explain Bethe’s scientific research, the scientist’s private life emerges as well; one essay, written by Bethe himself, describes his experience receiving the Nobel Prize. Historical photographs and a list of Bethe's publications supplement the text.

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