By H. Henry Stroke
Benjamin Bederson contributed to the area of physics in lots of parts: in atomic physics, the place he accomplished renown through his scattering and polarizability experiments, because the Editor-in-Chief for the yankee actual Society, the place he observed the creation of digital publishing and a extraordinary progress of the APS journals, with ever expanding world-wide contributions to those hugely esteemed journals, and because the originator of a couple of foreign physics meetings within the fields of atomic and collision physics, that are carrying on with to this present day. Bederson was once additionally a superb instructor and college administrator.
The first a part of this quantity of Advances in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (AAMOP), entitled Benjamin Bederson: Works, reviews and Legacies, includes articles written from a private point of view. His days at Los Alamos in the course of international battle II, engaged on the A bomb, are stated by means of V. Fitch. H. Walther writes at the time while either have been editors of AAMOP. H. Lustig, E. Merzbacher and B. Crasemann, with whom Bederson had a long term organization on the American actual Society, give a contribution their reports, one among them within the sort of a poem. C.D. Rice remembers his days whilst he was once Dean of the school of Arts and technology at NYU, and the schooling in physics that he got from Bederson, then Dean of the Graduate college. The contribution through R. Stuewer is on Bederson as physicist historian (his most up-to-date interest). N. Lane attracts a few parallels among "two civic scientists, Benjamin Bederson and the opposite Benjamin". The papers are brought by way of H.H. Stroke, in an summary of Bederson's profession. A biography and bibliography are included.
The moment a part of the amount comprises clinical articles at the Casimir results (L. Spruch), dipole polarizabilities (X. Chu, A. Dalgarno), two-electron molecular bonds revisited (G. Chen, S.A. Chin, Y. Dou, K.T. Kapale, M. Kim, A.A. Svidzinsky, ok. Uretkin, H. Xiong, M.O. Scully, and resonance fluorescence of two-level atoms (H. Walther). J. Pinard and H.H. Stroke evaluation spectroscopy with radioactive atoms. T. Miller writes on electron attachment and detachment in gases, and, with H. Gould, on contemporary advancements within the dimension of static electrical dipole polarizabilities. R. Celotta and J.A. Stroscio's newest paintings on trapping and relocating atoms on surfaces is contributed right here. C.C. Lin and J.B. Borrard's article is on electron-impact excitation go sections. The past due Edward Pollack wrote his final paper for this quantity, Atomic and Ionic Collisions. L. Vuskovic and S. PopoviÂ´c write on atomic interactions in a weakly ionized gasoline and ionizing surprise waves. The final clinical article is by means of H. Kleinpoppen, B. Lohmann, A. Grum-Grzhimailo and U. Becker on ways to perfect/complete scattering in atomic and molecular physics. The ebook ends with an essay on instructing by means of R.E. Collins.
* Benjamin Bederson - Atomic Physicist, Civil Scientist.
* The actual evaluate and Its Editor.
* Los Alamos in international battle II - View from Below.
* Physics in Poetry.
* Casimir results - Pedagogical Notes.
* Atomic Physics in Collisions, Polarizabilities, Gases, Atomic Physics and Radioactive Atoms.
* Molecular Bond Revisited.
* Resonance Fluorescence in 2-Level Atoms.
* Trapping and relocating Atoms on Surfaces.
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Rev. 87, 676 (1952). Low energy scattering of electrons by atoms, with J. Hammer and H. Malamud, Phys. Rev. 100, 1229 (1955). Measurement of the total, differential and exchange cross sections for the scattering of low energy electrons by potassium, with K. Rubin and J. Perel, Phys. Rev. 117, 151 (1960). An atomic beam E–H gradient spectrometer, with J. Eisinger, K. Rubin and A. Salop, Rev. Sci. Inst. 31 (1960); also “Proceedings of the International Symposium on Polarization Phenomena of Nucleons”, Basel, 1961; Helv.
D. M. Miller, B. Jaduszliwer, B. Stumpf, L. T. Park RESEARCH INTERESTS Atomic collision phenomena and atomic structure; electronic and atomic interactions with polarized atoms and electrons; interactions of radiation fields, including laser fields, with atoms and molecules. Fundamental concepts in quantum mechanics. Measurements of electric polarizabilities of atoms, molecules and molecular clusters. Interactions of particles and fields with metal and alkali halide clusters. S. Y. Academy of Sciences 1977–79 Chairman, Panel for Absolute Physical Quantities, National Measurement Laboratory, National Bureau of Standards (NRC-NAS) 1980–83 Chairman, Survey Subcommittee, Committee on Atomic and Molecular Science (NRC-NAS) 1979–82 Visiting Panel (Physics Representative) Office of Naval Research 1985 Presidential Young Investigators Award Committee, NSF 1983–84 Vice-Chairman, Chairman, Chinese Scholars Program, Chinese Academy of Sciences–APS 1986–91 CONFERENCES Organizer and Secretary First and Second International Conference on the Physics of Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC) (New York University and University of Colorado) 1958–61 Member of Program and Steering Committees, ICPEACs 3, 4, 5 1963–67 Organizing Committee First International Conference on Atomic Physics (ICAP), New York University 1968 Vice Chairman, Gordon Conference on New Directions in Atomic Physics 1973–79 Vice Chairman, ICPEAC 13 (Berlin) 1983 Chairman, ICPEAC 14 (Stanford University) 1985 Executive Committee, ICPEAC 15 (Brighton, England) 1987 International Organizing Committee, ICAP 1968–88 International Program Committee, ICAP 1980–92 TEACHING Professor Bederson has taught a significant fraction of the regular undergraduate and graduate courses of the Physics Department over the years.
Perales and L. Vuskovic, Phys. Rev. A 48, 1189 (1993). Y. Jiang, Z. H. Yang and L. Vuskovic, Phys. Rev. A 51, 3773 (1995). Communications in Physics, Physics Today 50, 63 (November 1997). OTHER PUBLICATIONS An atomic beam recoil method for studying the scattering of electrons by atoms, with K. Rubin, Technical Report No. , 1958. Elastic scattering of electrons by atomic hydrogen, with J. Hammer and H. Malamud, Technical Report No. , 1958. Velocity analysis of high speed atomic beams by a Stern–Gerlach magnet and by phased electron beam chopping, with K.
Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Vol. 51 by H. Henry Stroke