More Things in Heaven and Earth

A Celebration of Physics at the Millennium

  • Benjamin Bederson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Historic Perspectives-Personal Essays on Historic Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hans A. Bethe
      Pages 3-11
    3. Hans A. Bethe
      Pages 12-28
    4. A. Pais
      Pages 29-42
    5. Val L. Fitch
      Pages 43-55
    6. George Field
      Pages 56-68
    7. Irwin I. Shapiro
      Pages 69-88
    8. Robert V. Pound
      Pages 89-95
  3. Particle Physics and Related Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Frank Wilczek
      Pages 143-160
    3. Mary K. Gaillard, Paul D. Grannis, Frank J. Sciulli
      Pages 161-187
    4. John H. Schwarz, Nathan Seiberg
      Pages 188-202
    5. W. K. H. Panofsky, M. Breidenbach
      Pages 203-222
    6. V. W. Hughes, T. Kinoshita
      Pages 223-233
    7. L. Wolfenstein
      Pages 234-242
  4. Astrophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Michael S. Turner, J. Anthony Tyson
      Pages 245-277
    3. Lyman Page, David Wilkinson
      Pages 291-301
    4. Gary T. Horowitz, Saul A. Teukolsky
      Pages 302-312
    5. Rainer Weiss
      Pages 313-328
    6. Bernard Sadoulet
      Pages 329-342
  5. Nuclear Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. E. M. Henley, J. P. Schiffer
      Pages 345-369
    3. Edwin E. Salpeter
      Pages 370-374
  6. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Sheldon Datz, G. W. F. Drake, T. F. Gallagher, H. Kleinpoppen, G. Zu Putlitz
      Pages 377-407
    3. T. W. Hänsch, H. Walther
      Pages 408-425
    4. Carl E. Wieman, David E. Pritchard, David J. Wineland
      Pages 426-441
    5. W. E. Lamb, W. P. Schleich, M. O. Scully, C. H. Townes
      Pages 442-459
    6. N. Bloembergen
      Pages 474-481
  7. Condensed Matter Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 499-499
    2. Horst L. Stormer, Daniel C. Tsui, Arthur C. Gossard
      Pages 501-514
    3. Yoseph Imry, Rolf Landauer
      Pages 515-525
    4. J. R. Schrieffer, M. Tinkham
      Pages 526-533
    5. A. J. Leggett
      Pages 534-542
    6. G. Binnig, H. Rohrer
      Pages 543-554
    7. P. Chaudhari, M. S. Dresselhaus
      Pages 555-562
    8. Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson, Conyers Herring
      Pages 563-578
  8. Statistical Physics and Fluids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 579-579
    2. Thomas A. Witten
      Pages 617-628
    3. P. G. de Gennes
      Pages 629-643
    4. Katepalli R. Sreenivasan
      Pages 644-664

About this book


The 20th century has been the century of physics,a period of unparalleled scientific advances fueled primarily by discoveries by physicists. The 20th century also represents the life span of the American Physical Society, not coincidentally, and to celebrate both its own centennial and this remarkable century, the APS has prepared a book highlighting the seminal discoveries of the 20th century, with invited articles by the world's most eminent living physicists, including 12 physics Nobel Prize winners. Included will be chapters by R. Richardson on superfludity, J. Lebowitz on statistical mechanics, P. deGennes on granular material, J. Hopfield on neural networks, C. Wieman on matter waves, A. Pais on high energy physics in the early 20th century . The book will contain about 40 chapters on a broad range of topics in physics written in an engaging and personal style. While the technical level is high, these are not review articles, but rather perspectives on discoveries written by those scientists most closely assoicated with the original work as well future directions of research. The book will be promoted to the meeting attendees in advance of the March meeting, and should be of interest to the broad scientific community. Ben Bederson, professor of physics at NYU, was editor in chief of the APS journals from 1986-1997. He is also editor of the Advances in Atomic Physics Series (Academic Press).


astrophysics atomic physics cosmic microwave background cosmology earth energy gravitation high energy physics mechanics neural networks physics society statistical mechanics universe

Editors and affiliations

  • Benjamin Bederson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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  • Copyright Information The American Physical Society 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7174-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1512-7
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