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Author: P W Anderson; World Scientific (Firm)
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific Pub. Co., ©2004.
Series: World Scientific series in 20th century physics, v. 35.
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This unique volume presents the scientific achievements of Nobel laureate Philip Anderson, spanning the many years of his career. In this new edition, the author has omitted some review papers as well as added over 15 of his research papers. As in the first edition, he provides an introduction to each paper by explaining the genesis of the papers or adding some personal history. The book provides a comprehensive  Read more...
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Anderson, Philip W.
A Career in Theoretical Physics.
Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, ©2005
Material Type: Bibliographic data, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P W Anderson; World Scientific (Firm)
ISBN: 9789812567154 9812567151
OCLC Number: 840312009
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 862 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Pressure broadening in the microwave and infrared regions --
2. Theory of ferroelectric behavior of barium titanate --
3. Use of stochastic methods in line-broadening problems --
4. An approximate quantum theory of the antiferromagnetic ground state --
5. Qualitative considerations on the statistics of the phase transition in BaTi0[symbol]-type ferroelectrics --
6. Ordering and antiferromagnetism in ferrites --
7. Absence of diffusion in certain random lattices --
8. New method in the theory of superconductivity --
9. New approach to the theory of superexchange interactions --
10. Theory of dirty superconductors --
11. Calculation of the superconducting state parameters with retarded electron-phonon interaction --
12. Generalized Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer states and the proposed low-temperature phase of liquid He[symbol] --
13. Localized magnetic states in metals --
14. Plasmons, gauge invariance, and mass --
15. Hard superconductivity : theory of the motion of Abrikosov flux lines --
16. Probable observation of the Josephson superconducting tunneling effect --
17. Image of the phonon spectrum in the tunneling characteristic between superconductors --
18. Exchange in magnetic insulators in Transition Metal Compounds --
19. Superconductivity (two opinions) --
20. Coherent matter field phenomena in superfluids in Some Recent Definitions in the Basic Sciences --
21. Considerations on the flow of superfluid helium --
22. Multiple-scattering theory and resonances in transition metals (with W.L. McMillan) --
23. Infrared catastrophe in Fermi gases with local scattering potentials --
24. The Kondo effect I. The Kondo effect II. Kondo effect III : the wilderness --
mainly theoretical. Kondo effect IV : out of the wilderness --
25. Superconductivity in the past and the future in Superconductivity --
26. Macroscopic coherence and superfluidity in Contemporary Physics --
27. The Fermi glass : theory and experiment --
28. Space-time and scaling techniques in the Kondo problem in Proc. of 12th Int. Conf. on Low Temperature Physics --
29. Anomalous low-temperature thermal properties of glasses and spin glasses --
30. Comments on the maximum superconducting transition temperature (with M.L. Cohen). Comment on "Model for an exciton mechanism of superconductivity" (with J.C. Inkson) --
31. Resonating valence bonds : a new kind of insulator? --
32. Anisotropic superfluidity in [symbol]He : a possible interpretation of its stability as a spin-fluctuation effect (with W.F. Brinkman) --
33. Conference summary in Collective Properties of Physical Systems --
34. Asymptotically exact methods in the Kondo problem (with G. Yuval) --
35. Many-body effects at surfaces in Elementary Excitations in Solids, Molecules and Atoms --
36. Conductivity from charge or spin density waves (with P.A. Lee and T.M. Rice) --
37. Uses of solid state analogies in Elementary Particle Theory in Proc. of Conf. on Gauge Theories and Modern Field Theory --
38. Possible consequences of negative U centers in amorphous materials --
39. Theory of spin glasses (with S.F. Edwards) --
40. Solution of "Solvable model of a spin glass" (with D.J. Thouless and R.G. Palmer) --
41. Phase slippage without vortex cores : vortex textures in superfluid [symbol]He (with G. Toulouse) --
42. Scaling theory of localization : absence of quantum diffusion in two dimensions (with E. Abrahams, D.C. Licciardello and T.V. Ramakrishnan) --
43. Some general thoughts about broken symmetry in Symmetries and Broken Symmetries in Condensed Matter Physics --
44. The rheology of neutron stars : vortex line pinning in the crust superfluid (with M.A. Alpar, D. Pines and J. Shaham) --
45. Localization redux --
46. New method for scaling theory of localization. II : multi-channel theory of a "wire" and possible extension to higher dimensionality --
47. Definition and measurement of the electrical and thermal resistances (with H.-L. Engquist) --
48. Suggested model for prebiotic evolution : the use of chaos --
49. Chemical pseudopotentials --
50. Spin glass Hamiltonians : a bridge between biology, statistical mechanics and computer science in Emerging Syntheses in Science --
51. Measurement in quantum theory and the problem of complex systems in The Lessons of Quantum Theory --
52. It's not over till the fat lady sings --
53. Spin Glass I : a scaling law rescued. Spin glass II : is there a phase transition? Spin glass III : theory raises its head. Spin Glass IV : glimmerings of trouble. Spin glass V : real power brought to bear. Spin glass VI : spin glass as cornucopia. Spin glass VII : spin glass as paradigm --
54. Epilogue in Valence Instabilities and Related Narrow-band Phenomena --
55. Present status of theory : l/N approach n Proc. of 1983 NATO/CAP Inst. "Moment Formation in Solids" --
56. The problem of fluctuating valence in f-electron metals in Windsurfing in the Fermi sea --
57. Gutzwiller-Hubbard lattice-gas model with variable density : application to normal liquid [symbol]He (with D. Vollhardt and P. Woffle) --
58. Some ideas on the Aesthetics of Science lecture given at the 50th Anniversary seminar of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, Japan --
59. Theoretical paradigms for the Sciences of Complexity Nishima Memorial Lecture, Department of Physics, Keio University --
60. 50 years of the Mott phenomenon : insulators, magnets, solids, and superconductors as aspects of strong-repulsion theory in Frontiers and Borderlines in Many-Particle Physics --
61. Theories of Fullerene T[symbol]'s which will not work --
62. The Reverend Thomas Bayes, needles in haystacks, and the fifth force --
63. The eightfold way to the theory of complexity : a prologue in Complexity --
64. Magnetic field induced confinement in strongly correlated anisotropic materials (with S.P. Strong and D.G. Clarke) --
65. Physics : the opening to complexity --
66. Beyond chaos : singular distributions and power laws --
67. Essay review --
science : a 'dappled world' or a 'seamless web'? --
68. RVB redux : a synergistic theory of high T[symbol] cuprates in The Universality of Physics, A Festschrift in Honor of Deng Feng Wang --
69. Physics of the pseudogap phase of high T[symbol] cuprates, or, RVB meets Umklapp --
70. In praise of unstable fixed points : the way things actually work --
71. Rise of complexity, 1953-2002 --
72. The physics behind high-temperature superconducting cuprates : the 'plain vanilla' version of RVB (with P.A. Lee, M. Randeria, T.M. Rice, N. Trivedi and F.C. Zhang).
Series Title: World Scientific series in 20th century physics, v. 35.
Responsibility: Philip W. Anderson.

Abstract:

This unique volume presents the scientific achievements of Nobel laureate Philip Anderson, spanning the many years of his career. In this new edition, the author has omitted some review papers as well as added over 15 of his research papers. As in the first edition, he provides an introduction to each paper by explaining the genesis of the papers or adding some personal history. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the author's work which include significant discoveries and pioneering contributions, such as his work on the Anderson model of magnetic impurities and the concept of localization; the study of spin glasses, the fluctuating valence problem and superexchange; his prediction of the existence of superfluidity in He3; his involvement in the discovery of the Josephson effect; his discovery of the "Higgs" mechanism in elementary particle physics; and so on. The new papers added to this edition include "Pressure Broadening in the Microwave and Infrared Regions"--A condensation of most of the author's thesis; "Ordering and Antiferromagnetism in Ferrites"--the best-known of the papers written by the author involving what are known as "frustrated" lattices; and "Localized Magnetic States in Metals"--a paper mentioned in his Nobel Prize citation along with localization and superexchange; to name a few. A Career in Theoretical Physics is an essential source of reference for physicists, chemists, materials scientists and historians of science. It is also suitable reading for graduate students.

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