WorldCat Identities

Plévert, Laurence

Works: 8 works in 28 publications in 4 languages and 825 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Classifications: T174.7, 620.5
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Most widely held works by Laurence Plévert
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes a life in science by Laurence Plévert ( )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Best known outside the scientific community for the Nobel Prize in Physics he won in 1991, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes was exceptional amongst scientists for the breadth and depth of his contributions in multiple fields of physics. He was also much ahead of his time in his desire to break down barriers between scientific disciplines and between fundamental and applied science. He was equally unusual in his willingness to explain the nature and purpose of his work to society at large and to young people in particular. Laurence Plevert's fascinating work retraces the influences and experiences that moulded this complex, charismatic, charming and eclectic genius. It follows him from his unconventional childhood on the fringes of the old French aristocracy and in war-divided France, through his glittering school and early scientific career, up to the revolutionary breakthroughs in fields as diverse as superconductivity, liquid crystals, polymers and soft matter, culminating in the final consecration of the Nobel prize. Constructed from exclusive interviews with the physicist himself, his family, friends and colleagues, this biography immerses us in the work and character of a truly remarkable figure, a Renaissance man of the 20th century
Nanosciences the invisible revolution by C Joachim ( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Product Description: The nanosciences and their companion nanotechnologies are a hot topic all around the world. For some, they promise developments ranging from nanobots to revolutionary new materials. For others, they raise the specter of Big Brother and of atomically modified organisms (AMOs). This book is a counterbalance to spin and paranoia alike, asking us to consider what the nanosciences really are. Nanosciences are not just a branch of materials sciences, a common misrepresentation fostered in the funding wars. Nor should nanotechnology be confused with miniaturization, a convergence of microelectronics, biotechnology and lab-on-chip techniques. These misconceptions arise from a well-orchestrated US policy dating from the mid-1990s, in which the instrument that lies at the heart of the true nanoscience revolution the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) plays just a minor part. These issues are covered here for the first time in a book by a scientist who holds two Feynman prizes in nanotechnology and who has played a significant role in the birth of the nanosciences. Writing from the cutting edge and with an understanding of the real nature of nanoscience, the author provides a scientific and historical perspective on the subject, a response to the misplaced ethical concerns of objectors and to the scaremongering of the popular press
Nanosciences : la révolution invisible by C Joachim ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire des nanotechnologies, développées à l'origine pour éviter l'utilisation massive de matériaux polluants par l'industrie et dont le champ d'application fut étendu ensuite. C. Joachim, directeur de recherches au CNRS, relate l'évolution des nanosciences et analyse les espoirs et les craintes qu'elles suscitent
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes : gentleman physicien by Laurence Plévert ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une biographie du Prix Nobel de physique de 1991, établie après de longues heures d'entretiens, peu avant sa mort en mai 2007
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes : l'enchanteur de la physique by Laurence Plévert ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nanociências : a revolução invisível by C Joachim ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Nanonauki : nevidimai︠a︡ revoli︠u︡t︠s︡ii︠a︡ by C Joachim ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Christallisation par recuit rapide du silicium amorphe sur verre by Laurence Plévert ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.52 (from 0.00 for Pierre-Gil ... to 0.86 for Nanoscienc ...)
Alternative Names
Plévert, L.
English (17)
French (9)
Russian (1)
Portuguese (1)