100 Years of Subatomic Physics
- About the Editor
By 1911, we'd known about radioactivity for over a decade, but its origin remained a mystery. Ernest Rutherford's investigations into the atom and discovery of the nucleus, all well as the subsequent discovery of the neutron by James Chadwick started the field of subatomic physics—and a quest for understanding the fundamental constituents of matter.
This book reviews the important achievements in subatomic physics in the past century. The chapters are divided into two parts: nuclear physics and particle physics. Written by renowned authors who have made major developments in the field, this book provides an essential overview of the present state of knowledge in nuclear and particle physics.
Dr. Ernest M Henley was an American atomic and nuclear physicist. In 1944 Dr. Henley received a B.E.E. in electrical engineering from the City College of New York. From 1944 to 1946, he served in the U.S. Navy, decommissioning and repairing electrical equipment on ships and submarines.
Cover Type: Hardcover, Softcover
Page Count: 560
Year Published: 2013