From Quanta to Gravitation

From Quanta to Gravitation

The Science and Life of Christian Møller


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From Quanta to Gravitation is a full biography of the Danish mathematical physicist Christian Møller (1904-1980) and his important contributions to quantum mechanics, particle physics, and general relativity theory. Because of his life-long association with the Niels Bohr Institute the book is also, more generally, a history of this institute and physics in Copenhagen from about 1930 to 1980. Moreover, Møller interacted with an extensive network of physicists including luminaries such as Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, and Paul Dirac, and for this reason his life and career reflect major developments in international theoretical physics throughout the period. The biography is to a large extent based on archival and other unpublished material. It covers not only Møller’s scientific contributions, but also his involvement in the political and organisational aspects of physics.

Helge Kragh is emeritus professor of history of science at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, and has previously held professorships at Cornell University, the University of Oslo, and Aarhus University. He is the author of several articles and books on the historical development of physics, chemistry, cosmology, and science generally. Since 2001 he has been a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

From Quanta to Gravitation - The Science and Life of Christian Møller
Helge Kragh
1. udgave 2023
ISBN: 9788773044490
Antal sider: 496
Pris: 250,00 kr.
Serie: Scientia Danica. Series M, Mathematica et physica
Udgivelsesdato: 18-04-2023

Forlag: Videnskabernes Selskab
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Helge Kragh

Helge Kragh

Helge Kragh er videnskabshistoriker og professor emeritus ved Niels Bohr Instituttet, Københavns Universitet Læs mere