H.A. Kramers Between Tradition and Revolution
It is now a little more than 11 years since the idea of writing a personal and scientific biography of H. A. Kramers took hold of me. A few days earlier I had been lecturing, in a course on field theory, on the renormalization proce dures of relativistic quantum field theory. Since the students had...
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Springer New York
|Edition:||1st ed. 1987|
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- 1 A Remarkable Person in a Very Special Epoch
- 1 H. A. Kramers: Why a Biography?
- 2 The Classical Synthesis: Lorentz
- 3 The Unraveling of Classical Physics: Planck and Einstein
- 4 Conflicts and the Basic Incompatibility
- 5 Bohr: Success and Ambiguity in a Period of Transition
- 6 Bohr, the Photon, and Kramers
- 7 The Bohr Institute: Pauli and Heisenberg
- 8 From Virtual Oscillators to Quantum Mechanics
- 9 The Revolution in Progress
- 2 Living Through a Revolution
- 10 A Hesitant Start with an Unusual Twist
- 11 The Early Copenhagen Years: From Student to Apostle
- 12 From Apostle to Prophet: Hints of Trouble to Come
- 13 The Multifarious Consequences of a Desperation Revolution
- 14 The Curious Copenhagen Interlude
- 3 Waiting for a Revolution That Did Not Happen
- 15 The Search for Identity in Changing Times
- 16 The Recurrent Theme: Electrons and Radiation
- 4 Kramers as a Person and a Scientist: Conflict or Harmony?
- 17 Personality and Style
- 18 Obligation and Duty
- 19 Kramers’ Self-Image
- 20 Epilogue: Does One Know Better—Understand More?