Review of “Proceedings of the Rehovoth Conference on Nuclear Structure”
The rapid growth of the volume of publications makes it almost impossible even for the specialist to keep abreast of current scientific work. Large conferences, devoted to a reasonably narrow field, increasingly become the means of communication among physicists. The proceedings of such conferences are almost the only up-to-date record of the available results and of the current thinking in a field. The present volume, appearing only five months after the conference took place, is bound to become useful, both by refreshing the memory of the participants of the conference and also by serving as an orientation, and perhaps even as an introduction to the subject, for those who were not present. It shares with other similar volumes the characteristic of great readability which records of verbal proceedings have, and also a certain sketchiness, which is, unfortunately, quite unavoidable.