Pierre-gilles De Gennes: A Life Of Science by LAURENCE PLEVERTPierre-gilles De Gennes: A Life Of Science by LAURENCE PLEVERT

Pierre-gilles De Gennes: A Life Of Science

byLAURENCE PLEVERT

Paperback | October 4, 2011

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Best known outside the scientific community for the Nobel Prize in Physics he won in 1991, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes was exceptional amongst scientists for the breadth and depth of his contributions in multiple fields of physics. He was also uniquely foresighted in his desire to break down barriers within scientific disciplines and between fundamental and applied science. Laurence Plevert's fascinating work retraces the influences and experiences that moulded this complex, charismatic, charming and eclectic genius. It follows him from his unconventional childhood on the fringes of the old French aristocracy and in war-divided France, through his glittering school and early scientific career, up to the revolutionary breakthroughs in fields as diverse as superconductivity, liquid crystals, polymers and soft matter, culminating in the final consecration of the Nobel prize.
Title:Pierre-gilles De Gennes: A Life Of ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 4, 2011Publisher:World Scientific PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9814355259

ISBN - 13:9789814355254

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