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Gennes, Pierre-Gilles de

Works: 237 works in 764 publications in 7 languages and 17,149 library holdings
Genres: Trivia and miscellanea  Humor  Biography  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Thesis advisor, Opponent, 956, Commentator, Honoree, Other, Narrator, Illustrator, Redactor, Composer, Contributor, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Inscriber
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Most widely held works by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
Simple views on condensed matter by P. G. de Gennes( )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of papers by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes - 1991 Nobel Prize winner in Physics - which have had a long-lasting impact on our understanding of condensed matter. Ideas on polymers, liquid crystals and interfaces are described. The author has added some afterthoughts to the main papers
Petit point : a candid portrait on the aberrations of science by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and French and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures the lives of personalities from both the academic and industrial world in bitesize stories
Giant molecules : here, and there, and everywhere-- by A. IU Grosberg( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

8. The problem of excluded volume. 8.1. Linear memory and volume interactions. 8.2. Four forces in molecular world; scales and units. 8.3. Excluded volume - formulating the problem. 8.4. The density of a coil and collisions of monomer units. 8.5. Good and bad solvents, and [symbol] conditions. 8.6. The swelling of a polymer coil in a good solvent. 8.7. The excluded volume effect in a semi-dilute solution. 8.8. The near immiscibility of polymer blends -- 9. Coils and globules. 9.1. What is a coil-globule transition? 9.2. The free energy of a globule. 9.3. The energy of monomer interactions. 9.4. The entropy contribution. 9.5. The swelling coefficient [symbol]. 9.6. The coil-globule transition. 9.7. Pre-transitional swelling. 9.8. Experimental observation of the coil-globule transition. 9.9. Dynamics of the coil-globule transition. 9.10. Some generalizations. 9.11. The collapse of polymer networks. 9.12. The globular state of the DNA double helix. 9.13. Why do We call them globules? 9.14. What is the order of coil-globule transition -- 10. Globular proteins and folding. 10.1. Anfinsen's experiment : renaturation. 10.2. Aperiodic crystal or equilibrated glass? 10.3. Levinthal's paradox. 10.4. Denaturation and renaturation are sharp cooperative transitions, with latent heat. 10.5. Random sequence heteropolymers are not protein-like, for they have no latent heat. 10.6. Selected sequences. 10.7. Memorizing (and confusing) more than one conformation. 10.8. Landscapes and funnels. 10.9. Nucleation, and the resolution of Levinthal's paradox. 10.10. In vivo, in vitro, in virtuo. 10.11. Do we understand protein folding? 10.12. Wooden toy -- 11. To knot or not to knot. 11.1. Knots in physics: what are atoms? 11.2. Table of knots. 11.3. Are knots common? 11.4. Knots in DNA. 11.5. Plectonemic DNA and topological enzymes. 11.6. Knots in proteins -- 12. Dynamics of polymer fluids. 12.1. Viscosity. 12.2. Viscoelasticity. 12.3. The reptation model. 12.4. The longest relaxation time. 12.5. Young's modulus of a network of effective cross-links. 12.6. The tube. 12.7. The dependence of the longest relaxation time on the chain length. 12.8. The viscosity of a polymer melt and the self-diffusion coefficient. 12.9. Experimental tests of the theory of reptation. 12.10. Reptation theory and the gel-electrophoresis of DNA. 12.11. The theory of reptation and the gel effect during polymerization -- 13. The mathematics of complicated polymer structures : fractals. 13.1. A bit more about maths in physics : how does a physicist determine the dimensionality of a space? 13.2. Deterministic fractals, or how to draw entertaining patterns. 13.3. Self-similarity. 13.4. Natural fractals. 13.5. Simple polymer fractals. 13.6. Why worry about fractals? (What the two authors said to each other one day) 13.7. Why is self-similarity described by power laws, and what use can be made of this in polymer physics? 13.8. Other fractals in polymers, and polymers in fractals. 13.9. Geometry and classification -- 14. Polymers, evolution, and the origin of life. 14.1. Why evolution in a book on polymers? 14.2. Molecular phenomenology of evolution. 14.3. Entropy and evolution. 14.4. Conclusion
Superconductivity of metals and alloys by P. G. de Gennes( Book )

72 editions published between 1965 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawn from the author's introductory course at the University of Orsay, Superconductivity of Metals and Alloys is a classic work that provides a basic knowledge of superconductivity for both experimentalists and theoreticians. The notes begin with an elementary discussion of magnetic properties of Type I and Type II superconductors. The microscopic theory is then built up in the Bogolubov language of self-consistent fields: this is powerful enough to cover the situations where the order parameter is modulated in space; it also retains some of the physical insight which we associate with one-particle wave functions. At this stage, the properties of alloys are systematically discussed in parallel with those of the pure metals. This text provides the classic, fundamental basis for any work in the field of superconductivity."--Jacket
The physics of liquid crystals by Pierre Gilles de Gennes( Book )

66 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scaling concepts in polymer physics by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

48 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capillarity and wetting phenomena : drops, bubbles, pearls, waves by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of capillarity is in the midst of a veritable explosion. Hence the temptation to write a new book, aiming at an audience of students. What is offered here is not a comprehensive review of the latest research but rather a compendium of principles. How does one turn a hydrophilic surface into one that is hydrophobic, and vice versa? We will describe a few solutions. Some rely on chemical treatments, such as coating a surface with a molecular layer. Others are based on physics, for instance by controlling the roughness of a surface. We will also examine the dynamics of wetting. Drops that spread spontaneously do so at a rate that slows down with time. They can be tricked into covering large areas by spreading them suddenly. We will describe a few of the many facets of their dynamical properties. Special additives are required for water to foam. Foams are desirable in a shampoo but can be a nightmare in a dishwasher detergent. Antifoam agents have been developed and are well known, but how do they work? It is also possible to generate bubbles and foams without special additives, for example in pure and viscous liquids such as glycerin, molten glass, and polymers. As we will see, the laws of draining and bursting then turn out to be quite different from the conventional ones. This book will enable the reader to understand in simple terms such questions that affect every day life -- questions that also come up during in industry. The aim is to view systems that often prove quite complex in a way that isolates a particular physical phenomenon, often avoiding descriptions requiring advanced numerical techniques will oftentimes in favor of qualitative arguments. This strategy may at times jeopardize scientific rigor, but it makes it possible to grasp things efficiently and to invent novel situations
Fragile objects : soft matter, hard science, and the thrill of discovery by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After he received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1991, students, schools, and science clubs throughout the French-speaking world invited Pierre-Gilles de Gennes to lecture about his work in science, about the work of a scientist, and about the role of science in the modern world. This absorbing and beautifully written book emerged from those lectures and from the lively discussions, probing questions, and spontaneous replies that followed
Introduction to polymer dynamics by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, based on lectures given at the Polytechnic of Milan, gives a broad overview of the field of polymer dynamics. In these lectures the aim is to stress the fundamental concepts of the behaviour of polymers without drawing on the more advanced mathematical formalism which often obscures the natural elegance of the subject matter. Professor De Gennes is one of the most distinguished workers in the field of material science. Therefore this book will be welcomed by both the experienced researcher in the area and the interested layman. It will be of particular value to graduate students
Soft interfaces : the 1994 Dirac memorial lecture by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, one of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, died in 1984. Dirac's college, St John's of Cambridge, generously endowed annual lectures to be held at Cambridge University in his memory. This volume contains a much expanded version of the 1994 Dirac Lecture by Nobel Laureate Pierre Gilles de Gennes. The book presents an impressionistic tour of the physics of soft interfaces. Full of insight and interesting asides, it not only provides an accessible introduction to this topic, but also lays down many markers and signposts for interesting new research possibilities. The text begins with a brief discussion of wetting and dewetting and then goes on to consider the dynamics of different types of interface before considering adhesion and polymer/polymer welding
Gouttes, bulles, perles et ondes by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in French and Spanish and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple views on condensed matter by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Objets fragiles by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in French and Spanish and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nés d'une série de rencontres entre P.-G. de Gennes, des élèves et des étudiants, ces entretiens qui portaient sur la matière molle (des matières plastiques aux bulles de savon) ont largement débordé sur l'innovation, l'éducation et les grands choix futurs
Physique des transitions de phases, concepts et applications : cours avec exercices corrigés by Pierre Papon( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in French and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Ordre du chaos( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in French and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Livre né du regroupement d'une quinzaine d'articles déjà parus dans la revue ##Pour la science##
Mécanique quantique by Albert Messiah( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in French and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce que disent les fluides la science des écoulements en images by Etienne Guyon( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Initiation à la physique des fluides illustrée de photos surprenantes. Permet de découvrir tourbillons, houle, turbulence, dunes, mascarets, etc
Quantum mechanics by Albert Messiah( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume serves as a text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of physics as well as a reference for professionals. Clear in its presentation and scrupulous in its attention to detail, the treatment orginally appeared in a two-volume French edition."--Back cover
P.G. de Gennes' impact on science( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication, in two volumes, is devoted to the scientific impact of the work of Nobel Laureate, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. It covers the important fields for which de Gennes was renowned : solid state (magnetism and superconductivity), macroscopic random media and percolation, supersolids, liquid crystals, polymers, adhesion and friction, and biophysics. The book brings together internationally renowned experts to contribute their perspectives on the significance of de Gennes' works. They have each selected a definitive paper, which gives the state of the field at the time the paper was published, highlights the paper's importance and provides an analysis of the development of the field right up to the modern day. The insightful perspectives of these scientists make the book both unique and intriguing
P.G. de Gennes' impact on science by Julien Bok( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the scientific impact of the work of Nobel Laureate, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. This book covers the important fields for which de Gennes was renowned: solid state, macroscopic random media and percolation, supersolids, liquid crystals, polymers, adhesion and friction, and biophysics
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Simple views on condensed matter
Petit point : a candid portrait on the aberrations of scienceGiant molecules : here, and there, and everywhere--Superconductivity of metals and alloysThe physics of liquid crystalsScaling concepts in polymer physicsCapillarity and wetting phenomena : drops, bubbles, pearls, wavesFragile objects : soft matter, hard science, and the thrill of discoveryIntroduction to polymer dynamics
Alternative Names
De Gennes, P. G.

de Gennes, P. G. (Pierre-Gilles)

De Gennes, Pierre-Gilles.

De Gennes, Pierre-Gilles 1932-2007

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DeGennes, Pierre-Gilles 1932-2007

Gennes P.-G. de

Gennes, P. G. de 1932-2007

Gennes, P. G. de (Pierre Gilles)

Gennes, P. G. de (Pierre Gilles), 1932-2007

Gennes, Pierre-G. de

Gennes, Pierre-G. de 1932-2007

Gennes, Pierre G. de (Pierre-Gilles de)

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Gilles de Gennes

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Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Frans natuurkundige (1932-2007)

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Pierre-Gilles de Gennes französischer Physiker

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes French Physicist

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Žen, P. de 1932-2007

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