Fundamental Theories of Physics

Ettore Majorana: Unpublished Research Notes on Theoretical Physics

Editors: Esposito, Salvatore, Recami, E., van der Merwe, Alwyn (Eds.)

  • Provides an insight into the beautiful mind of the enigmatic physicist, Ettore Majorana
  • A must for all those interested in the history of modern physics
  • Offers an extraordinary mixture of mathematical command, physics intuition and creative thought
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The editors of this volume bring to life a major part of Ettore Majorana’s work that up to now was not accessible to the general audience. These are the contents of the Quaderni (notebooks) of Ettore Majorana, edited and translated in English.
Ettore Majorana had an astounding talent for Physics that made an impression on all the colleagues who had the opportunity to know him. Enrico Fermi, who took him in his group when he was a student, ranked him with Galilei and Newton. Ettore Majorana’s career was cut short in 1938, as he mysteriously disappeared at the age of 32, leaving many unpublished works.
This book reveals an interesting perspective over the points of view, the interests, the approach to physical problems of this great physicist and it shows that he had advanced his comprehension of physics to levels that were only reached by other physicists ten years after, or even later. The editors have inserted minimal text, in order to leave the original calculations by Majorana intact, and at the same time help the reader when the formalism had been left unexplained. The preface to this book provides fascinating reflections on the life and pioneering work of this exceptional physicist, placing it in the context of the physical discoveries of the following years. This book will have considerable interests to all those interested in the development of the history of Physics.

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Theoretical physicists and scholars interested in the history of Physics

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“The topics covered in the Quaderni range from classical physics to quantum field theory. … The editors inserted a minimal number of words to facilitate the reading of the calculations. I find this book extremely useful, because it signifies the importance of mathematics as a unifying tool for science as a whole. Even research physicists working in elementary particle physics will find this book of value in their pursuits.” (Gert Roepstorff, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1194, 2010)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ettore Majorana: Unpublished Research Notes on Theoretical Physics
Editors
  • Salvatore Esposito
  • E. Recami
  • Alwyn van der Merwe
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
159
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9114-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9114-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9113-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8073-8
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LVI, 452
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