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Porter, George 1920-2002

Overview
Works: 86 works in 243 publications in 4 languages and 3,372 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Popular works  Juvenile works  Textbooks  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: QC71, 500.208
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Most widely held works by George Porter
Physical sciences by William Lawrence Bragg( Book )

16 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes for breeders of common laboratory animals by George Porter( Book )

11 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molecules to man by International Science School for High School Students( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a selection on population resources and environment
Chemistry for the modern world by George Porter( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemistry in microtime : selected writings on flash photolysis, free radicals, and the excited state by George Porter( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a selection of the pioneering papers by Nobel Laureate George Porter. It outlines his work on fast reactions, occurring in times from milliseconds to femtoseconds, in photochemistry, photosynthesis and solar energy, and includes the papers which led to the award of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1967 for his work on flash photolysis. Lord Porter, President of the Royal Society from 1985 to 1990, is Chairman of the Centre for Photomolecular Sciences, Imperial College, and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. This book is divided into 11
Advice to lecturers : an anthology taken from the writings of Michael Faraday & Lawrence Bragg by Michael Faraday( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ultra-short laser pulses : a Royal Society discussion( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solar energy : a Royal Society discussion( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solar energy : a Royal Society discussion organized by Sir George Porter, F.R.S., and Sir William Hawthorne, F.R.S., held on 15 and 16 November 1978( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animals as a career by John Bleby( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eolaíocht na linne seo by Declan Kennedy( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in Irish and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress in reaction kinetics by George Porter( Book )

14 editions published between 1961 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senior physics by George Porter( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress in reaction kinetics( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eolaiocht na linne seo : leictreonaic by George Porter( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Irish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flash photolysis and some of its applications. Nobel lecture by George Porter( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical sciences by Royal Institution of Great Britain( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arts and sciences : two cultures 40 years on by George Porter( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

150th anniversary of the foundation of the Edinburgh School of Arts by Heriot-Watt University( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and scientific legacy of George Porter( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir George Porter (Lord Porter of Luddenham) was one of the most highly regarded and well known scientists in Britain. He was appointed Director of the Royal Institution in 1996, awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1967, and was the only Director of the Royal Institution to later become President of the Royal Society (1988-1990). Porter had a marvellous gift for communicating his infectious enthusiasm for science, and as President of the Royal Society, he worked hard to improve the status of science, and employed his communication skills ably in the defence of British science under attack from inadequate government funding, of which he was fiercely critical. It was for his work on flash photolysis in Cambridge that ultimately led him to win the Nobel Prize. Together with Ronald Norrish and Manfred Eigen, he shared the 1967 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, for their work on techniques for observing and studying extremely fast chemical reactions during the processes of combustion, explosion and chain reaction. In this volume, his peers, former colleagues, students and friends - themselves highly regarded and well known scientists in their own right - come together to honour and celebrate the enormous contributions of this man. They comment on their respective personal and working relationships with Porter and on his work. The contributors include: Mary Archer, James Barber, Godfrey Beddard, Graham Fleming, Michael George, Anthony Harriman, David Klug, Harry Kroto, Edward Land, A J MacRobert, David Phillips, Martyn Poliakoff, F Sherwood Rowland, Brian Thrush, George Truscott, James Turner, Barry Ward, Frank Wilkinson, Keitaro Yoshihara, and Ahmed Zewail
 
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Chemistry in microtime : selected writings on flash photolysis, free radicals, and the excited state
Alternative Names
George Hornidge Porter

George Porter britisk politikar og kjemikar

George Porter britisk politiker og kemiker

George Porter britisk politiker og kjemiker

George Porter Brits politicus

George Porter brittisk politiker och kemist

George Porter brytyjski chemik, laureat Nagrody Nobla

George Porter chimico britannico

George Porter chimiste britannique

George Porter englischer Chemiker

Georgius Porter

Lord Porter of Luddenham 1920-2002

Porter, G.

Porter, George

Porter, George 1920- Sir

Porter, George, Sir, 1920-

Porter of Luddenham, George Lord

Τζορτζ Πόρτερ

Джордж Портер

Джордж Портър

Джордж Портэр

Портер, Джордж

جارج پورٹر

جرج پرتر شیمی‌دان و سیاست‌مدار بریتانیایی

جورج بورتر

জর্জ পোর্টার

ジョージ・ポーター

乔治波特

Languages
English (123)

Spanish (7)

Catalan (6)

Irish (5)

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The life and scientific legacy of George Porter