[Boulder, CO]:: Lectures in Theoretical Physics, Volume 1, 1959., 1959. 22.5 cm. -414 pp. Printed wrappers. WITH 3 sheets of yellow-lined paper, containing notes in manuscript by Abraham Pais. Very good. Abstract: After a general discussion of the simple problem of elastic scattering by a static potential where some of the familiar methods of treating the problem and certain very useful theorems regarding the scattering amplitudes are reviewed, the high-energy approximation is developed and applied to problems of gradually increasing complexity. Finally, the collisions involving many-body systems are discussed. See also: Vincenzo Barone, Enrico Predazzi, High-Energy Particle Diffraction. / Roy Jay Glauber is an American theoretical physicist, born in 1925 in New York City. He was a member of the 1941 graduating class of the Bronx High School of Science, and matriculated at Harvard University. After his sophomore year he was recruited to work on the Manhattan Project, where (at the age of 18) he was one of the youngest scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory. After two years involved in calculating critical mass for the atom bomb, he returned to Harvard completing his bachelor's in 1946 and PhD in 1949. Currently, he is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University and Adjunct Professor of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. Glauber was jointly awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contribution to the quantum theory of optical coherence". In this work, published in 1963, he created a model for photodetection and explained the fundamental characteristics of different types of light, such as laser light and light from light bulbs. His theories are widely used in the field of quantum optics. He currently serves on the National Advisory Board of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, the research arms of Council for a Livable World. Glauber has also received many honors for his research, including the Albert A. Michelson Medal from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia (1985), the Max Born Award from the Optical Society of America (1985), the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics from the American Physical Society (1996), and the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics. Professor Glauber was awarded the 'Medalla de Oro del CSIC' ('CSIC's Gold Medal') in a ceremony held in Madrid, Spain. He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society as well (ForMemRS) in 1997. (Inventory #: S13260)
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