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Title: Herbert Fröhlich: A Physicist Ahead of His Time, by G.J. Hyland [Book Review]

This authoritative biography of Herbert Fröhlich (1905-1991), a well-known theoretical physicist, paints an intimate portrait of a pioneering scientist who made seminal contributions to condensed matter physics and left his mark on other domains such as biology over a 60-year career. From his vantage point as the last graduate student of this eminent physicist, Gerard Hyland has produced an account that weaves the personal experiences and travails of Fröhlich with detailed discussion of the theory of dielectrics. The political upheavals in Europe during the 20th century provide a dramatic backdrop for the narrative.
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0883-7694
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: MRS Bulletin; Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 02
Materials Research Society
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Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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United States
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