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Yoshio Nishina: Father of Modern Physics in Japan Dong-Won Kim

Yoshio Nishina: Father of Modern Physics in Japan

Dong-Won Kim

Published January 1st 2007
ISBN : 9786611094751
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216 pages
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Yoshio Nishina not only made a great contribution to the emergence of a research network that produced two Nobel prize winners, but he also raised the overall level of physics in Japan. Focusing on his roles as researcher, teacher, and statesman ofMoreYoshio Nishina not only made a great contribution to the emergence of a research network that produced two Nobel prize winners, but he also raised the overall level of physics in Japan. Focusing on his roles as researcher, teacher, and statesman of science, Yoshio Nishina: Father of Modern Physics in Japan analyzes Nishinas position in and his contributions to the Japanese physics community. After a concise biographical introduction, the book examines Nishinas family, his early studies, the creation of RIKEN, and the greater Japanese physics community in the early twentieth century. It then focuses on Nishinas work at the Cavendish Laboratory and at the University of Gattingen as well as his more fruitful research at Niels Bohrs Institute of Theoretical Physics in Copenhagen. The book also describes the establishment of the Nishina Laboratory at RIKEN, the collaboration between its experimentalists and theoreticians, and the cosmic ray research of its scientists. The last two chapters discuss Nishinas controversial construction and operation of two cyclotrons at RIKEN as well as his presidency at RIKEN after World War II. Navigating Nishinas entire life through various perspectives, this easy-to-read biography will help you become well acquainted with this fascinating physicist.