A supplement to Salem Press's Careers in Science series, a career-focused series exploring the fields and occupations of physics, chemistry, and other sciences with an emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) occupations and outlooks, Contemporary Biographies in Physics is a collection of biographies of 'living leaders' in the field of physics. Culled from the pages of Current Biography, the monthly magazine renowned for its unfailing accuracy, insightful selection and the wide scope of influence of its subjects, these up-to-date profiles draw from a variety of resources and are an invaluable source for researches, teachers, students, and librarians. Contemporary Biographies in Physics features 32 profiles of notable people in the field of physics. The coverage is broad and includes figures such as NASA astrophysicist Alan P. Boss, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, oceanographic explorer Fabien Cousteau, theoretical physicist Brian Greene, Nobel prize winner Koshiba Masatoshi, astrophysicist Alica Soderberg, biophysicist Luca Turin and many more.
In addition, an appendix consisting of 10 historical biographies of 'Great Physicists' is included, as well as geographical and personages indexes.show more