A Century of Ideas: Perspectives from Leading Scientists of by B. G. Sidharth

By B. G. Sidharth

Almost immediately after its inauguration in 1985 the Birla technology Centre, Hyderabad, India, all started a chain of lectures via Nobel Laureates and different scientists of overseas renown, totally on Physics and Astronomy. the current assortment in most cases contains lectures on frontier themes. The transcript of every lecture is preceded through a quick biography of the Nobel Laureate/Scientist in query. The lectures are aimed toward a large non-specialist yet larger knowledgeable viewers.

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He was the Liversidge Lecturer in 1969 and the President of the Chemical Society for many years from 1970, apart from several other distinctions. ’s from Sheffield, East Anglia, Utah, Leeds, Leicester, Heriot-Watt and other Universities. W. Norrish one of his first teachers. He was knighted in 1972 and subsequently became Porter. He died in 2002. Porter was interested in communication between scientists of different disciplines and between scientists and the non scientists, contributing to many films and television programmes.

Willard Bennett. G. ), A Century of Ideas, 19–25. V. C. Lauritsen in the Kellogg Radiation Laboratory. Fowler received his PhD in Physics in 1936 for work which showed the symmetry of nuclear forces between protons and neutrons. Thereafter he became an Assistant Professor at Caltech. However due to the second world war, the Kellogg Laboratory was engaged in defence research. Lauritsen and Fowler reconverted Kellogg as a Nuclear Laboratory after the war and concentrated on nuclear reactions in stellar interiors.

The wakefield caused by the front of the bunch will then deflect the particles in the tail. The front, once it is misaligned, will oscillate transversely under the influence of the focussing fields. The wakefield will therefore also oscillate; and if the particles in the tail of the bunch have the same proper frequency of oscillation, they will be excited in resonance. This effect may lead to complete break-up of the bunches. One way to suppress the effect is to have different focussing strengths for the front and the tail of the bunch.

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