Mukunda, N (1995) Eugene Paul Wigner- a tribute. In: Current Science, 69 (4). 375-385.
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This is an informative overview of Wigner's life and work, containing details not easily found elsewhere. It starts with a description of Wigner's personal life and career. Then a sketch is given of Wigner's scientific contributions, divided into the categories "Structure and content of quantum mechanics", "Nuclear forces, structure and reactions", "Quantum field theory, relativistic classical and quantum mechanics", "Interpretation of quantum mechanics", and "Solid-state physics, reactor theory and technology". Wigner's key ideas in these areas are explained briefly but effectively. The article ends with a section about Wigner's personality and his attitude with respect to science and life. Finally, there is an extensive bibliography.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Theoretical Studies|
|Date Deposited:||31 Aug 2004|
|Last Modified:||09 Jan 2012 09:13|
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