Selected Papers

  • Authors
  • I. E. Tamm
  • Boris M. Bolotovskii
  • Victor Ya. Frenkel
  • Rudolf Peierls

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Igor Evgen’evich Tamm (1895–1971)

    1. V. Ya Frenkel, B. M. Bolotovskii
      Pages 1-26
  3. Electrodynamics

  4. Quantum Mechanics and Solid State Physics

  5. Nuclei, Particles, Interactions

  6. Fundamental Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-182
    2. V. L. Ginzburg, I. E. Tamm
      Pages 183-196
    3. I. E. Tamm
      Pages 197-210

About this book

Introduction

I.E. Tamm is one of the great figures of 20th century physics and the mentor of the late A.D. Sakharov. Together with I.M. Frank, he received the Nobel Prize in 1958 for the explanation of the Cherenkov effect. This book contains a commented selection of his most important contributions to the physical literature and essays on his contemporaries - Mandelstam, Einstein, Landau, and Bohr - as well as his contributions to Pugwash conferences. About a third of the selections originally appeared in Russian and are, to our knowledge, for the first time now available to Western readers. This volume includes a preface by Sir Rudolf Peierls, a biography compiled by Tamm's former students, V.Ya. Frenkel and B.M. Bolotovskii, and a complete bibliography.

Keywords

Cherehkov Effect Elementarteilchen Neutron Quantentheorie atomic physics crystal electron elementary particle particles quantum electrodynamics quantum mechanics quantum theory radiation relativistic quantum mechanics scattering

Editors and affiliations

  • Boris M. Bolotovskii
    • 1
  • Victor Ya. Frenkel
    • 2
  • Rudolf Peierls
    • 3
  1. 1.P.N. Lebedev Physical InstituteUSSR Academy of SciencesMoscowUSSR
  2. 2.A. F. Ioffe Physico-Technical InstituteUSSR Academy of SciencesSt. Peterburg K-21USSR
  3. 3.OxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-74626-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74628-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74626-0
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