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Baym, Gordon

Overview
Works: 52 works in 246 publications in 3 languages and 2,766 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Classification 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: QC773.3.U5, 530.12
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Most widely held works about Gordon Baym
 
Most widely held works by Gordon Baym
Lectures on quantum mechanics by Gordon Baym( Book )

73 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Quantum statistical mechanics; Green's function methods in equilibrium and nonequilibrium problems by Leo P Kadanoff( Book )

43 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical assembly : a technical history of Los Alamos during the Oppenheimer years, 1943-1945 by Lillian Hoddeson( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1993 volume is a lucid and accurate history of the technical research that led to the first atomic bombs. The authors explore how the 'critical assembly' of scientists, engineers and military personnel at Los Alamos, responding to wartime deadlines, collaborated to create a new approach to large-scale research. The book opens with an introduction laying out major themes. After a synopsis of the prehistory of the bomb project, from the discovery of nuclear fission to the start of the Manhattan Engineer District, and an overview of the early materials programme, the book examines the establishment of the Los Alamos Laboratory, the implosion and gun assembly programmes, nuclear physics research, chemistry and metallurgy, explosives, uranium and plutonium development, confirmation of spontaneous fission in pile-produced plutonium, the thermonuclear bomb, critical assemblies, the Trinity test, and delivery of the combat weapons. Readers interested in history of science will find this volume a crucial resource for understanding the underpinnings of contemporary science and technology
Landau Fermi-liquid theory : concepts and applications by Gordon Baym( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A professional reference for physicists working in condensed matter physics as well as in nuclear physics and astrophysics, on Landau's theory of Fermi liquids--a vital theory of both theoretical and practical use. The emphasis is on the practical development and application of the theory
Neutron stars; lectures given at the Niels Bohr Institute and NORDITA by Gordon Baym( Book )

13 editions published in 1970 in English and Danish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neutron stars and the properties of matter at high density : based on lectures by Gordon Baym( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fermi liquid theory : concepts and applications by Gordon Baym( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quark matter '88 : proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Ultra-Relativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions : Lenox, Massachusetts, USA, September 26-30, 1988 by International Conference on Ultra-Relativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kadanofu beimu ryōshi tōkei rikigaku by Leo P Kadanoff( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in Undetermined and Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perturbation-theory rules for computing the self-energy operator in quantum statistical mechanics by Gordon Baym( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highly convenient rules are given for the general term in the time-independent perturbation-theory expansion for the self-energy operator of quantum statistical mechanics. The rules are derived by starting from the usual formalism involving time-dependent Green's functions. The well-known formulas for thermodynamic quantities in terms of the self-energy operator are included for completeness
Condensed matter physics : with applications to many-body theory and interacting electron systems by Philip Phillips( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Robert Gibney by Robert Bernard, 1911- Gibney( )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gibney discusses his own position and the general research environment at Bell Labs in the 1930's and 1940's. He also gives a detailed step by step description of the experiments that he participated in along with Walter Brattain, John Bardeen, Gerald Pearson, and William Shockley, leading to the discovery of the first transistor in December 1947
Oral history interview with Rudolf Ernst Peierls by Rudolf E Peierls( )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Student work with Arnold Sommerfeld, Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg; first paper with Heisenberg; paper on Hall Effect; history of early contributions to the electron theory of metals; extrapolation of second Hall paper by Léon Brillouin to three-dimensional case; errors in Pauli's work on anharmonic terms; Peter Debye's error; paper on free electrons. History of and contributions to theory of semiconductors: Felix Bloch, Yakov Ilyich Frenkel, Ralph H. Fowler, Nevill Mott; Max Born on non-linear electrodynamics; paper with Lev Landau on quantum electrodynamics; Walter Schottky. Search for superconductivity during 1930s. Knowledge of solid state physics in Germany and England beginning 1928; effects of World War II on development of solid state physics. Also prominently mentioned are: S. Chandrasekhar, Arthur Stanley Eddington; University of Cambridge
Oral history interview with Bai-Lin Hao by Bailin Hao( )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General history of solid state physics in China; list of main contributors and institutions in China. Transistor industry in 1950s; effect of Cultural Revolution on Chinese physics; acceleration of progress since deposition of the Gang of Four
Oral history interview with Alfred Brian Pippard by A. B Pippard( )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to the theory of superconductivity, including superconductivity in the early 1950s, the anomalous skin effect, work on "dirty" materials, work of John Bardeen and Herbert Fröhlich, type I and type II superconductors. Also prominently mentioned are: Abrikosov, William Fairbank, Ginzburg, Goodman, Gorkov, Werner Heisenberg, Lev Davidovich Landau, Heinz London, Schubnikov, David Shoenberg, Ernst H. Sondheimer
Oral history interview with Emanuel Maxwell by Evan Maxwell( )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainly concerns Maxwell's work on superconductivity and specifically the isotope effect experiments. Discussion of Maxwell's experiments on superconductivity in tin, his work for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory during World War II, the effect of the war on superconductivity research, and then details of Maxwell's experiments on mercury and tin
Ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions by Gordon Baym( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with A.B. Migdal by A. B Migdal( )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early childhood; born 1911 near Vilna (USSR); secondary school in Leningrad; studied physics at University of Leningrad (Vladmir Fok); first paper published prior to university studies, 1927; collaboration with Lev Landau in 1938; life at Leningrad Physical-Technical Institute; effects of World War II on physics in the USSR; Landau's view on theorists; influence of Western texts in the USSR; comparison of Lev Landau with Enrico Fermi. Also prominently mentioned are: Abrikosov, Hans Albrecht Bethe, Walter Heitler, A.F. Ioffe, Petr Kapitsa, Khvolson, Massey, Harrie Stewart Wilson, Nevill Francis Mott, Okun, Wolfgang Pauli, Isaak I. Pomeranchuk, Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld, Victor Frederick Weisskopf; and Leningradskii gosudarstvennyi universitet imeni A.A. Zhdanova
Oral history interview with Bengt Georg Daniel Strömgren by Bengt Strömgren( )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family background and early interest in astronomy (Elis Strömgren). Undergraduate and graduate studies at University of Copenhagen, late 1920s; studies at Niels Bohr Institute, 1927-1929; thesis work in classical astronomy (orbits of comets). Development of photoelectric photometry and observations; early electronics, 1925; conflicting results in calculations of opacities (Arthur Stanley Eddington, Gaunt, Thomas T. Sugihara, Svein Rosseland, J. R. Oppenheimer, Meghnad N. Saha, R. H. Fowler, E. Arthur Milne, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin); assistant at University of Copenhagen, 1929; LaSilla Observatory. To University of Chicago and Yerkes Observatory (Otto Struve), 1936-1939; starts work on formation of H #II regions, 1939; work at Mt. Wilson Observatory on absorption lines (Walter S. Adams, Theodore Dunham); estimates of ages of stars (Hans Bethe); Hubble Constant; comparison of astronomy in Europe and U.S.; European astronomers in U.S. (Gerard Kuiper, Polydore Swings, Carl Osbourne, Ejnar Hertzsprung); comments on history of Yerkes (Struve), teaching at Chicago; discussion of work on equation of ionization and calculations of opacities (Carl von Weizsäcker, Struve, S. Chandrasekhar); comments on W. W. Morgan. Discussion of work on stellar evolution, ionization of interstellar hydrogen (Struve). Effects of World War II on astronomy; influence of European astronomers on Americans; Ludwig Biermann; European Southern Observatory; views on radio-astronomy after World War II (Grote Reber). Astronomy in Denmark during war; stellar evolution (Anders Reitz, George Gamow); Strömgren becomes director of Copenhagen Observatory; developments in astrophysics during the war; optical studies. Nazi occupation of Niels Bohr Institute (Werner Heisenberg); contacts with German astronomers; development of Brorfelde Observatory. Becomes director of Yerkes and McDonald Observatory (Robert Hutchins), 1950-1957; American astronomy after World War II; relation of scientific community and government (Office of Naval Research); stellar classification work. Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (Oppenheimer), investigation of intermediate population II and extreme population II, 1957; establishment of Kitt Peak Observatory; return to Denmark, 1967. Also prominently mentioned are: Niels Bohr, Werner Bolton, George Ellery Hale, Jacobus C. Kapteyn, Lev Landau, and Harlow Shapley
Interacting elementary excitations in ultrarelativistic plasmas : damping mechanisms and plasma thermodynamics by Benoit Jose Vanderheyden( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Critical assembly : a technical history of Los Alamos during the Oppenheimer years, 1943-1945
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English (194)

Danish (3)

Japanese (2)

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Quantum statistical mechanics; Green's function methods in equilibrium and nonequilibrium problemsCritical assembly : a technical history of Los Alamos during the Oppenheimer years, 1943-1945Landau Fermi-liquid theory : concepts and applicationsFermi liquid theory : concepts and applicationsCondensed matter physics : with applications to many-body theory and interacting electron systems