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Pierre-Gilles de Gennes : a life in science

Author: Laurence Plévert
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ. : World Scientific, ©2011.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Plévert, Laurence.
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ. : World Scientific, c2011
(OCoLC)711045396
Named Person: Pierre-Gilles de Gennes; Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Plévert
ISBN: 9789814355261 9814355267
OCLC Number: 794595789
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 341 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Contents: Ch. 1. Childhood wanderings --
ch. 2. Birth of a vocation --
ch. 3. Studious years --
ch. 4. Budding physicist --
ch. 5. Research apprentice --
ch. 6. The big league --
ch. 7. Team leader --
ch. 8. The liquid crystals adventure --
ch. 9. Out of the tunnel --
ch. 10. Recognition --
ch. 11. The invention of soft matter --
ch. 12. School director --
ch. 13. A different kind of Nobel --
ch. 14. Life goes on --
ch. 15. "God willing" --
ch. 16. France's pays tribute.
Responsibility: Laurence Plévert.

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A well-deserved tribute to the life and work of an astonishingly versatile and inventive physicist, based on many conversations with him before his untimely death in 2007. -- Vinay Ambegaokar Read more...

 
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