By H. Henry Stroke
Benjamin Bederson contributed to the area of physics in lots of components: in atomic physics, the place he accomplished renown via his scattering and polarizability experiments, because the Editor-in-Chief for the yankee actual Society, the place he observed the creation of digital publishing and a impressive progress of the APS journals, with ever expanding world-wide contributions to those hugely esteemed journals, and because the originator of a few overseas physics meetings within the fields of atomic and collision physics, that are carrying on with to this present day. Bederson used to be additionally a very good instructor and college administrator.
The first a part of this quantity of Advances in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (AAMOP), entitled Benjamin Bederson: Works, reviews and Legacies, includes articles written from a private point of view. His days at Los Alamos in the course of international struggle II, engaged on the A bomb, are stated via V. Fitch. H. Walther writes at the time whilst either have been editors of AAMOP. H. Lustig, E. Merzbacher and B. Crasemann, with whom Bederson had a long term organization on the American actual Society, give a contribution their reports, certainly one of them within the kind of a poem. C.D. Rice recollects his days while he used to be Dean of the college of Arts and technology at NYU, and the schooling in physics that he got from Bederson, then Dean of the Graduate institution. The contribution by means of R. Stuewer is on Bederson as physicist historian (his most up-to-date interest). N. Lane attracts a few parallels among "two civic scientists, Benjamin Bederson and the opposite Benjamin". The papers are brought by means of H.H. Stroke, in an outline of Bederson's profession. A biography and bibliography are included.
The moment a part of the amount comprises medical articles at the Casimir results (L. Spruch), dipole polarizabilities (X. Chu, A. Dalgarno), two-electron molecular bonds revisited (G. Chen, S.A. Chin, Y. Dou, K.T. Kapale, M. Kim, A.A. Svidzinsky, okay. Uretkin, H. Xiong, M.O. Scully, and resonance fluorescence of two-level atoms (H. Walther). J. Pinard and H.H. Stroke evaluation spectroscopy with radioactive atoms. T. Miller writes on electron attachment and detachment in gases, and, with H. Gould, on fresh advancements within the size of static electrical dipole polarizabilities. R. Celotta and J.A. Stroscio's newest paintings on trapping and relocating atoms on surfaces is contributed right here. C.C. Lin and J.B. Borrard's article is on electron-impact excitation pass sections. The overdue Edward Pollack wrote his final paper for this quantity, Atomic and Ionic Collisions. L. Vuskovic and S. PopoviÂ´c write on atomic interactions in a weakly ionized fuel and ionizing surprise waves. The final medical article is via H. Kleinpoppen, B. Lohmann, A. Grum-Grzhimailo and U. Becker on ways to perfect/complete scattering in atomic and molecular physics. The publication ends with an essay on instructing by means of R.E. Collins.
* Benjamin Bederson - Atomic Physicist, Civil Scientist.
* The actual overview and Its Editor.
* Los Alamos in international struggle II - View from Below.
* Physics in Poetry.
* Casimir results - Pedagogical Notes.
* Atomic Physics in Collisions, Polarizabilities, Gases, Atomic Physics and Radioactive Atoms.
* Molecular Bond Revisited.
* Resonance Fluorescence in 2-Level Atoms.
* Trapping and relocating Atoms on Surfaces.
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John Kemeny, who invented the Basic programming language, and who later was a highly successful president of Dartmouth. Also, Peter Lax, who became the director of the Courant Institute at New York University, and a colleague of Ben’s. The question inevitably arises, how do you feel about having worked on the development of the atom bomb and its subsequent use? I agree with Ben who addresses this question at the end of his memoir of his days at Los Alamos. He said, “It is virtually obligatory for any atom bomb memoir to include a discussion of the merits of President Harry S.
M. Miller, Phys. Rev. A 8, 1562 (1963). Determination of the polarizability tensors of the magnetic substates of 3 P2 metastable argon, with E. J. Robinson, Phys. Rev. 134, 1210 (1964). J. Robinson and J. Levine, Phys. Rev. 146, 95 (1966). Absolute measurements of total cross sections for the scattering of low energy electrons by atomic and molecular oxygen, with G. B. Aubrey, Phys. Rev. 154, 1 (1967). E. Collins, M. Goldstein and K. Rubin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 19, 1366 (1967). Crossed-beam electron–neutral experiments, in: B.
Until 1860 Aberdeen consisted of two Colleges, King’s and Marischal. When they merged to form the new University I now lead, it had two professors of physics. Maxwell was at the newer College, Marischal. Even though he was married to the daughter of its Principal, he was the one they let go at the merger. This, it is said, was in part because he was the more junior scientist, and in part because the other was considered a better teacher. I have no son-in-law or daughter-in-law equivalents to trouble my conscience but it is every President’s or Principal’s nightmare to think you have let some future genius such as Maxwell leave on your watch.