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Porter, George 1920-2002

Overview
Works: 88 works in 205 publications in 4 languages and 2,514 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference proceedings  Popular works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QD22.P694, 541.39092
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by George Porter, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by George Porter
Physical sciences by William Lawrence Bragg ( Book )
22 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Molecules to man by University of Sydney (SYDNEY) ( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes a selection on population resources and environment
Chemistry in microtime : selected writings on flash photolysis, free radicals, and the excited state by George Porter ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 218 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
Chemistry for the modern world by George Porter ( Book )
9 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solar energy : a Royal Society discussion ( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notes for breeders of common laboratory animals by George Porter ( Book )
2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 28 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 )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eolaíocht na linne seo by Siobhán Scott ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in Irish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Química, hoy by George Porter ( Book )
8 editions published between 1962 and 1983 in Spanish and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Progress in reaction kinetics ( Book )
7 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physical sciences : (being the Friday evening discourses in physical sciences held at the Royal Institution : 1851-1939) ( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Senior physics by George Porter ( Book )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 11 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
Química d'avui by George Porter ( Book )
6 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in Catalan and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physical sciences : index volume by Royal Institution of Great Britain ( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Senior physics : multiple choice questions by George Porter ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Progress in reaction kinetics ( Book )
2 editions published in 1961 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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Alternative Names
Lord Porter of Luddenham 1920-2002
Porter, G.
Porter, George
Porter of Luddenham, George, Lord
Languages
English (87)
Spanish (7)
Catalan (6)
Irish (4)
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