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ISBN-10: 9814350133

ISBN-13: 9789814350136

Edition: 2011

Authors: Philip W. Anderson

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Philip Anderson was educated at University High School in Urbana, Illinois, at Harvard (BS 1943, PhD 1949), and further educated at Bell Laboratories, where his career (1949-1984) coincided with the greatest period of that remarkable institution. Starting in 1967, he shared his time with Cambridge University (until 1975) and then with Princeton, where he continued full time as Joseph Henry Professor until 1997. As an emeritus he remains active in research, and at press time he was involved in several scientific controversies about high profile subjects, in which his point of view, though unpopular at the moment, is likely to prevail eventually. His colleagues have made him one of the two…    
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List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Publication date: 6/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Philip Anderson was the son and grandson of Midwestern science professors. After serving in World War II as an engineer at the Naval Research Laboratory, he received a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University in 1949. In 1961 and 1962, as a visiting professor at Churchill College of Cambridge University, Anderson made early contributions to experimental research in superconductivity. He confirmed the theoretical predictions made by Brian David Josephson, for which Josephson was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1973. In 1977, Anderson shared the Nobel Prize for physics with Mott and Van Vleck. Although he is respected as an experimenter and researcher, Anderson's colleagues noted that his major…