E.C.G. Stueckelberg, An Unconventional Figure of Twentieth Century Physics

Selected Scientific Papers with Commentaries

Editors: Lacki, Jan, Ruegg, Henri, Wanders, Gérard (Eds.)

  • Presents a unique selection of Ernst Stueckelberg’s most important scientific papers
  • Contains material important for understanding the sources of contemporary physics
  • Gives a testimony of Swiss physics between 1930 and 1970
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Born in 1905, Ernst C. G. Stueckelberg was professor of theoretical physics at the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne in the years 1930-1970. He was one of the most eminent Swiss physicists of the 20th century. His breakthroughs, from his causal S-matrix to the renormalization group, have influenced the development of contemporary theoretical physics.

The book presents a selection of his most important scientific papers. They are preceded with a series of introductory essays, contributed by scientists and historians, specialists of Stueckelberg’s achievements and time. These essays deal with the scientific context and the issues of the various topics that Stueckelberg tackled in his scientific career and serve as an enlightening complement to the reprinted papers. The volume also contains Stueckelberg’s concise biography and an exhaustive list of his publications. It ambitions to provide an authoritative source gathering in a single place all the material needed to assess the scientific achievements of one of the most important, albeit somehow overlooked, scientists of 20th century.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Overview of Stueckelberg’s Life as a Scientist

    Wanders, Gérard

    Pages 3-6

  • Stueckelberg in Geneva and Lausanne

    Wanders, Gérard

    Pages 7-10

  • Stueckelberg and Molecular Physics

    Lacki, Jan

    Pages 13-23

  • Stueckelberg’s Covariant Perturbation Theory

    Lacki, Jan

    Pages 25-51

  • Stueckelberg’s Unitary Field Theory of 1936–1939

    Darrigol, Olivier

    Pages 53-72

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eBook $149.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7643-8877-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
E.C.G. Stueckelberg, An Unconventional Figure of Twentieth Century Physics
Book Subtitle
Selected Scientific Papers with Commentaries
Editors
  • Jan Lacki
  • Henri Ruegg
  • Gérard Wanders
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-8878-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-8878-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-8877-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 422
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