A Life in Science

A Life in Science

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The late Sir Nevill Mott was one of Britain's greatest ever and most admired scientists. A physicist of great repute, he was Britain's last Nobel Prize winner for Physics. This landmark book, published to celebrate Mott's 90th Birthday in 1995, explores the life and work of one of our best physicists.show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 165.1 x 234.2 x 13.5mm | 371.95g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748404341
  • 9780748404346

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Sir Nevill Mott's fundamental discoveries concerning the properties of materials have helped to advance the understanding of the microelectronic components which have been revolutionizing modern everyday life as much as the discovery of quantum mechanics, on which Sir Nevill's work was based, revolutionized science. This autobiography does not attempt to review or explain the author's scientific work, although it will throw some light on the origin and development of his ideas. Rather, it puts his important scientific work, stretching over more than 50 years, into the broader perspective of his upbringing, family life, war work, academic administration and religious and political concerns.show more