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Dr. Massimo Tornatore on the 'Springer Handbook of Optical Networks'Top
“Optical networks represent a crucial societal asset, not less important than other critical infrastructures”
Optical networks are the backbone of the internet and the basis for many amenities of our modern life. In this interview Massimo Tornatore, Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics and Information in Politecnico di Milano, Italy and an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Davis, and one of the editors in the upcoming Springer Handbook of Optical Networks, reflects on the developments as well as challenges and opportunities for optical networks of the future.
J. David Musgraves, Juejun Hu & Laurent Calvez on the 'Springer Handbook of Glass'Top
“Glass Science: A field where THE central question still hasn’t been answered”
For millennia humans have prepared and used glass in a variety of applications. But the nature of glass is yet to be fully understood. In this interview, the editors of the Springer Handbook of Glass explain their fascination with this extraordinary material. J. David Musgraves, Chief Scientist at Rochester Precision Optics, Juejun (JJ) Hu, Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Laurent Calvez, Associate Professor at the University of Rennes, pulled together an impressive team of international experts to cover the current state of glass science comprehensively in one book.
Peter W. Hawkes, John C.H. Spence on the 'Springer Handbook of Microscopy'Top
Every few years we can see a little smaller ….
In this interview, Peter W. Hawkes - retired Director of Research in CEMES-CNRS Toulouse, France - and John C.H. Spence - Director of the BioXFEL consortium of the NSF, USA – discuss the most dramatic and promising past, present and future advances in the field of microscopy.
Both have been working in the field of microscopy for decades, having witnessed and actively shaped the tremendous developments of the various methods, techniques, and applications. More than a decade after the publication of their acclaimed “Science of Microscopy”, they have edited the “Springer Handbook of Microscopy”, a book that comprehensively covers the fundamentals, instrumentation, and applications of modern microscopy techniques, with contributions from a virtual who’s who of microscopy.
Bharat Bhushan on the Springer Handbook of NanotechnologyTop
Bharat Bhushan, editor of the successful Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology, shares his opinion on the impact of nanotechnology on society and his experiences as a long-time editor of leading references.
Since its first edition in 2004 the Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology has established itself as the definitive reference in the area of nanotechnology and nanoscience, as it covers this vast field in one comprehensive and easily-accessible volume, meeting the needs of an application-oriented audience.
Chang Samuel Hsu and Paul Robinson on the 'Springer Handbook of Petroleum Technology'Top
Chang Samuel Hsu and Paul Robinson, editors of the recently published Springer Handbook of Petroleum Technology, discuss recent developments and challenges of the petroleum industry in the context of climate change.
Lorenzo Magnani and Tommaso Bertolotti on the 'Springer Handbook of Model-Based Science'Top
Lorenzo Magnani and Tommaso Bertolotti, editors of the recently published “Springer Handbook of Model-Based Science”, on the significance of models in science and the role of philosophers in scientific progress.
Oliver Montenbruck and Peter Teunissen on the 'Springer Handbook of Global Navigation System'Top
Peter Teunissen (right picture), Professor of Geodesy and Satellite Navigation at Curtin University and Delft University of Technology, and Oliver Montenbruck (left picture), Head of the GNSS Technology and Navigation Group at DLR’s Space Operations Center, edited an exhaustive reference work, the Springer Handbook of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, which brings together international experts to provide a state-of-the-art description of all facets of Global Navigation Satellite Systems.
Andrea Buettner on the 'Springer Handbook of Odor'Top
“The human sense of smell is often underestimated”
Andrea Buettner, food chemist and aroma researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV) and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and editor of the recently published “Springer Handbook of Odor”, on the significance of odor research and the power of smells.