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Pierre Gilles de Gennes

Author : Laurence Plévert
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Best known outside the scientific community for the Nobel Prize in Physics he won in 1991, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes was exceptional amongst scientists for the breadth and depth of his contributions in multiple fields of physics. He was also much ahead of his time in his desire to break down barriers between scientific disciplines and between fundamental and applied science. He was equally unusual in his willingness to explain the nature and purpose of his work to society at large and to young people in particular. Laurence Pl(r)vert''s fascinating work retraces the influences and experiences that moulded this complex, charismatic, charming and eclectic genius. It follows him from his unconventional childhood on the fringes of the old French aristocracy and in war-divided France, through his glittering school and early scientific career, up to the revolutionary breakthroughs in fields as diverse as superconductivity, liquid crystals, polymers and soft matter, culminating in the final consecration of the Nobel prize. Constructed from exclusive interviews with the physicist himself, his family, friends and colleagues, this biography immerses us in the work and character of a truly remarkable figure, a Renaissance man of the 20th centur

P G de Gennes Impact on Science Soft matter and biophysics

Author : Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
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Deals with the scientific impact of the work of Nobel Laureate, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. This book covers the important fields for which de Gennes was renowned: solid state, macroscopic random media and percolation, supersolids, liquid crystals, polymers, adhesion and friction, and biophysics.

P G De Gennes Impact on Science Volume II

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Giant Molecules

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?? Giant molecules are important in our everyday life. But, as pointed out by the authors, they are also associated with a culture. What Bach did with the harpsichord, Kuhn and Flory did with polymers. We owe a lot of thanks to those who now make this music accessible ??Pierre-Gilles de GennesNobel Prize laureate in Physics(Foreword for the 1st Edition, March 1996)This book describes the basic facts, concepts and ideas of polymer physics in simple, yet scientifically accurate, terms. In both scientific and historic contexts, the book shows how the subject of polymers is fascinating, as it is behind most of the wonders of living cell machinery as well as most of the newly developed materials. No mathematics is used in the book beyond modest high school algebra and a bit of freshman calculus, yet very sophisticated concepts are introduced and explained, ranging from scaling and reptations to protein folding and evolution. The new edition includes an extended section on polymer preparation methods, discusses knots formed by molecular filaments, and presents new and updated materials on such contemporary topics as single molecule experiments with DNA or polymer properties of proteins and their roles in biological evolution.

Public Understanding of Science

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Larousse Dictionary of Scientists

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Offers brief profiles of more than two thousand men and women in the areas of science, mathematics, and engineering

International Union of Crystallography Newsletter

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The Magic Zone

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The present volume introduces the reader to a wide range of information about the men and women who won Nobel Prizes. Excerpts from their life histories, from their achievements in the sciences and arts, are interspersed with an array of anecdotes and chance occurrences which make for highly entertaining reading. Between 1901 and 2002, more than seven hundred people were awarded Nobel Prizes. Covering a time span of 102 years, the book contains more than two hundred well-researched sketches - and the notion that if history is the essence of many biographies, the biographies of the Nobel laureates alone can throw a prominent light on the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first.

CERN Courier

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The Bulletin

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National Science Council Review

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France

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American Book Publishing Record

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Contemporary Authors

Author : Terri M. Rooney
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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors®. Authors in this volume include: Lucian Blaga Wyndham Lewis Kristine Kathryn Rusch Andrei Sakharov

Research and Technological Development Info

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Essentials of Soft Matter Science

Author : Francoise Brochard-Wyart
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Authored by world-leading physicists, this introductory textbook explores the basic principles of polymers, colloids, liquid crystals, wetting, and foams. It is a practical ‘toolbox’ for readers to acquire basic knowledge in the field and facilitate further reading and advanced courses. Undergraduate students in physics, biology, and the medical sciences will learn the basics of soft matter physics, in addition to scaling approaches in the spirit of the Nobel prize laureate in physics in 1991, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, the inventor of soft matter physics and close collaborator to author Françoise Brochard-Wyart. Features: Accessible and compact approach Contains exercises to enhance understanding All chapters are followed by a short 1-2 page "insert chapter" which serve as illustrations with concrete examples from everyday life (e.g. the Paris Metro, a zebrafish, a gecko, duck feathers etc.)

Science

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Index of Conference Proceedings

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Museum International

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