A Century of Ideas

A Century of Ideas

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Shortly after its inauguration in 1985 the Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad, India, started a series of lectures by Nobel Laureates and other scientists of international renown, mostly on Physics and Astronomy. The present collection mostly consists of lectures on frontier topics. The transcript of each lecture is preceded by a short biography of the Nobel Laureate/Scientist in question. The lectures are aimed at a wide non-specialist but higher educated audience.Perspectives from Leading Scientists of the 20th Century Burra Sidharth ... Dr. Townes got the idea of MASER in 1951. ... The same year he relinquished his position as Provost in order to return to more intense research in the fields of quantum electronics and astronomy. ... Award, National Academy of Sciences, the Exceptional Service Award, U.S. Air Force; the Thomas Young Medal and Prize of theanbsp;...

Title:A Century of Ideas
Author:Burra Sidharth
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-04-05


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