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Walter Kohn

Personal Stories and Anecdotes Told by Friends and Collaborators

  • Matthias Scheffler
  • Peter Weinberger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Vinay Ambegaokar
    Pages 1-2
  3. Philip W. Anderson
    Pages 3-5
  4. Neil W. Ashcroft
    Pages 10-11
  5. Giovanni Bachelet
    Pages 15-19
  6. Evert Jan Baerends
    Pages 20-22
  7. Ewa Brocławik, Krzysztof Brocławik
    Pages 26-29
  8. Kieron Burke
    Pages 30-31
  9. Sudip Chakravarty
    Pages 32-34
  10. Dennis P. Clougherty
    Pages 35-38
  11. Marvin L. Cohen
    Pages 39-41
  12. Morrel H. Cohen
    Pages 42-46
  13. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
    Pages 47-47
  14. France Anne Córdova
    Pages 48-49
  15. Bernard Delley
    Pages 50-51
  16. Jacques des Cloizeaux
    Pages 52-53
  17. Hugh DeWitt
    Pages 54-56
  18. John Dobson
    Pages 57-59
  19. Gertrude Ehrlich
    Pages 60-62
  20. Josef Eisinger
    Pages 63-65
  21. Ernest L. Eliel
    Pages 66-67
  22. Gerhard Ertl
    Pages 68-68
  23. Helmut Eschrig
    Pages 69-71
  24. Peter J. Feibelman
    Pages 72-73
  25. Michael E. Flatté
    Pages 74-75
  26. Jacques Friedel
    Pages 76-77
  27. Michael Geller
    Pages 78-80
  28. Antoine Georges
    Pages 81-81
  29. Werner Hanke
    Pages 85-88
  30. Michael J. Harrison
    Pages 89-90
  31. Hiroshi Hasegawa
    Pages 93-95
  32. Alan J. Heeger
    Pages 96-96
  33. Conyers Herring
    Pages 97-98
  34. Daniel Hone
    Pages 103-105
  35. Naoki Iwamoto
    Pages 106-108
  36. Denis Jérome
    Pages 109-111
  37. Alex Kamenev
    Pages 112-114
  38. Boris Kayser
    Pages 115-115
  39. Roland Ketzmerick
    Pages 116-117
  40. Norman Kroll
    Pages 120-121
  41. Norton D. Lang
    Pages 122-123
  42. David Langreth
    Pages 127-131

About this book

Introduction

This is not a science book, nor even a book about science, although most of the contributors are scientists. It is a book of personal stories about Walter Kohn, a theoretical physicist and winner of half of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Walter Kohn originated and/or refined a number of very important theoretical approaches and concepts in solid-state physics. He is known in particular for Density-Functional Theory. This book represents a kind of "oral history" about him, gathered - in anticipation of his 80th birthday - from former students, collaborators, fellow-scientists, and friends.

Keywords

Anecdotes Famous physicists Nobel Prize Science history Walter Kohn bonding physics quantum chemistry quantum physics quantum theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Scheffler
    • 1
  • Peter Weinberger
    • 2
  1. 1.Fritz-Haber-InstitutBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Center of Computational Material Sciences (CMS)Technical University of ViennaWienAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-55609-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20809-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55609-8
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