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Title The legacy of Léon Van Hove / edited by Alberto Giovannini
Published Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 570 pages) : illustrations
Series World Scientific series in 20th century physics ; v. 28
World Scientific series in 20th century physics ; v. 28
Contents 1. The scientist. 1.1. Mathematics. 1.2. Theoretical physics. 1.3. Multiparticle dynamics -- 2. The teacher, the director and the advisor. 2.1. The Utrecht period (1954-1961). 2.2. Leon Van Hove at CERN. 2.3. Leon Van Hove at the Max-Planck-Institut in Munich (1971-1974). 2.4. Lion Van Hove at the European Space Agency -- 3. The man. 3.1. The man in his own words
Summary This important volume describes the wide-ranging scientific activities of Léon Van Hove, through commentaries by his colleagues and a selection of his most influential papers and documents. The reprinted papers are grouped by topic, starting from his early work in mathematics and theoretical and statistical physics, up to his very last contributions in elementary particle physics and multiparticle dynamics. Van Hove's career as teacher, director and science advisor in many European institutions is presented in sketches by friends and coworkers. A selection of his speeches and documented thoughts on science completes the volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English and French
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Subject Hove, L. van (Léon)
Physicists -- Europe -- Biography.
Physics -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Giovannini, A. (Alberto)
Hove, L. van (Léon)
ISBN 9789812792723 (electronic bk.)
9812792724 (electronic bk.)