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Walter Kohn - Personal Stories and Anecdotes Told by Friends and Collaborators

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Scheffler,  Matthias
Theory, Fritz Haber Institute, Max Planck Society;

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Scheffler, M., & Weinberger, P. (Eds.). (2003). Walter Kohn - Personal Stories and Anecdotes Told by Friends and Collaborators. Berlin Heidelberg New York: Springer-Verlag.


Zitierlink: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0011-1060-0
Zusammenfassung
This is not a science book, nor even a book about science, although most of the contributors are scientists. It is a book of personal stories about Walter Kohn, a theoretical physicist and winner of half of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Walter Kohn originated and/or refined a number of very important theoretical approaches and concepts in solid-state physics. He is known in particular for Density-Functional Theory. This book represents a kind of "oral history" about him, gathered - in anticipation of his 80th birthday - from former students, collaborators, fellow-scientists, and friends.