Nico Bloembergen [E-Book] : Master of Light / by Rob Herber.
Herber, Rob, (author)
1st edition 2019.
Cham : Springer, 2019
XX, 381 pages (online resource)
englisch
9783030257378
10.1007/978-3-030-25737-8
Springer Biographies
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Part One. FAMILY AND UPBRINGING
  • the BLOEMBERGEN Dynasty: high peaks and deep valleys
  • Bilthoven: Playground for the elite (1925-1938). Primary school and High school
  • Part Two. STUDIES
  • IN THE footsteps OF LORENTZ, KRAMERS, AND ORNSTEIN
  • BSc and MSc exams in wartime - INFECTED by science
  • Quantum mechanics and oil lampS: Bilthoven in the war
  • Part Three. From atoms to humans: nuclear magnetic resonance and MRI
  • A leap into the deep
  • To Harvard: Tintin in America (1946-1947)
  • Doctorate in Leiden: in the lab of Kamerlingh Onnes (1947-1948)
  • A permanent position in Harvard. Marriage
  • From atoms to humans: Chemical shift and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Part Four. Masers and lasers
  • The birth of the maser - Oil and the Milky Way: applications of the maser
  • The Wild West and Soviets - laser applications From eyes to cars
  • Part Five. Non-linear optics, the icing on the cake
  • From lasers to nonlinear optics
  • Crowning glory: the Nobel Prize
  • Part Six. Star wars
  • STrategic Defense Initiative (SDI)
  • Part Seven. TAKING THINGS EASY
  • Emeritus, but not retired.