, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 185-186

Alexander Y. Grosberg and Alexei R. Khokhlov: Giant molecules: here, there, and everywhere, 2nd edn

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This introductory book was written by two award-winning authorities and previous collaborators in the field (Grosberg and Khokhlov 1994), Alexander Y. Grosberg (b. 1949 in Moscow), Professor of Physics and Mathematics at New York University’s Department of Physics and Center for Soft Matter Research, and Alexei R. Khokhlov (b. 1954 in Moscow), Head of Moscow State University’s Chair of Polymer and Crystal Physics and Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Polymers and Laureate of the Russian National Award (2007).

This book has undergone considerable evolution. The first version appeared in Russian in 1989 as part of the “Quantum bibliotheca”—a series of books widely read by both high school students and professors (Grosberg and Khokhlov 1989). The first English edition appeared in 1997 (Grosberg and Khokhlov 1997) and was used as a text or as supplementary material for courses at a number of universities. The authors have benefited from the numerous corrections, comments, and suggestions