George Uhlenbeck
George Eugene Uhlenbeck (December 6, 1900 – October 31, 1988) was a Dutch-American theoretical physicist.
George Uhlenbeck was the son of Eugenius and Anne Beeger Uhlenbeck. He attended the Hogere...
Symmetry in quantum mechanics
Symmetries in quantum mechanics describe features of spacetime and particles which are unchanged under some transformation, in the context of quantum mechanics, relativistic quantum mechanics and quan...
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes ([ʒɛn]; October 24, 1932 – May 18, 2007) was a French physicist and the Nobel Prize laureate in physics in 1991.
He was born in Paris, France, and was home-schooled t...
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George Dyson (composer)
Sir George Dyson KCVO (28 May 1883 – 28 September 1964) was a well-known English musician and composer.
George Dyson was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, on 28 May 1883. He attended the ...
Planck's principle
In sociology of scientific knowledge, Planck's principle is the view that scientific change does not occur because individual scientists change their mind, but rather that successive generations of sc...
Natural units
In physics, natural units are physical units of measurement based only on universal physical constants. For example the elementary charge e is a natural unit of electric charge, and the speed of light...
Planck constant
The Planck constant (denoted h, also called Planck's constant) is a physical constant that is the quantum of action in quantum mechanics. Published in 1900, it originally described the proportionality...
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Lorentz Medal
Lorentz Medal is a distinction awarded every four years by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. It was established in 1925 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the doctorate of ...
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Max Planck
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, FRS (/plɑːŋk/; [plaŋk]; April 23, 1858 – October 4, 1947) was a German theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics...
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Max Planck Society
The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (German: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e. V.; abbreviated MPG) is a formally independent non-governmental and non-p...
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Anatole Abragam
Anatole Abragam (December 15, 1914 – June 8, 2011) was a French physicist who wrote The Principles of Nuclear Magnetism and made significant contributions to the field of nuclear magnetic resona...
Nicolaas Bloembergen
Nicolaas Bloembergen (born March 11, 1920) is a Dutch-American physicist and Nobel laureate.He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Leiden under Cor Gorter in 1948; while pursuing his PhD at H...
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Planck units
In physics, Planck units are physical units of measurement defined exclusively in terms of five universal physical constants listed below, in such a manner that these five physical constants take on t...
Wolfgang Pauli
Wolfgang Ernst Pauli (25 April 1900 – 15 December 1958) was an Austrian-born Swiss theoretical physicist and one of the pioneers of quantum physics.In 1945, after having been nominated by Albert Einst...
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Carl Wieman
Carl Edwin Wieman (born March 26, 1951) is an American physicist and educationist at Stanford University and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics at the University of Colorado for the production, i...
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Hans Kramers
Hendrik Anthony "Hans" Kramers (2 February 1894 – 24 April 1952) was a Dutch physicist who worked with Niels Bohr to understand how electromagnetic waves interact with matter.
Hans Kramers was the...
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Erwin Planck
Erwin Planck (12 March 1893 – 23 January 1945) was a German politician, and a resistance fighter in the Third Reich.
Born in Berlin, Erwin Planck was the fourth child of theoretical physicist Max ...
Peter Debye
Peter Joseph William Debye ForMemRS (/dɛˈbaɪ/; [dəˈbɛiə]; March 24, 1884 – November 2, 1966) was a Dutch-American physicist and physical chemist, and Nobel laureate in Chemistry.
Born Petrus Josep...
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Arnold Sommerfeld
Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld, ForMemRS (5 December 1868 – 26 April 1951) was a German theoretical physicist who pioneered developments in atomic and quantum physics, and also educated and mentor...
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Electron degeneracy pressure
Electron degeneracy pressure is a particular manifestation of the more general phenomenon of quantum degeneracy pressure. The Pauli exclusion principle disallows two identical half-integer spin partic...
Gordon Freeman
Dr. Gordon Freeman is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Half-Life video game series, created by Marc Laidlaw and Gabe Newell of Valve Corporation. His first appearance is in Half-L...
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John Hasbrouck Van Vleck
John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (March 13, 1899 – October 27, 1980) was an American physicist and mathematician, co-awarded the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physics, for his contributions to the understanding of the ...
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Eric Allin Cornell
Eric Allin Cornell (born December 19, 1961) is an American physicist who, along with Carl E. Wieman, was able to synthesize the first Bose–Einstein condensate in 1995. For their efforts, Cornell, Wie...
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Rudolf Peierls
Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, CBE (5 June 1907 – 19 September 1995) was a German-born British physicist. Rudolf Peierls had a major role in Britain's nuclear programme, but he also had a role in many mode...
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Frank Wilczek
Frank Anthony Wilczek (born May 15, 1951) is an American theoretical physicist, mathematician and a Nobel laureate. He is currently the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts ...
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Frisch-Peierls memorandum
The Frisch–Peierls memorandum was the first technical exposition of a practical atomic weapon. Written by Otto Frisch and Rudolf Peierls while they were both working at the University of Birmingham in...
Slater determinant
In quantum mechanics, a Slater determinant is an expression that describes the wavefunction of a multi-fermionic system that satisfies anti-symmetry requirements and consequently the Pauli principle ...
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Planck particle
A Planck particle, named after physicist Max Planck, is a hypothetical particle defined as a tiny black hole whose Compton wavelength is equal to its Schwarzschild radius. Its mass is thus approximate...